Las Vegas 51s
Zack Wheeler made his second start of the season last night for Las Vegas and lasted five-and-a-third innings, allowing four runs (one earned) off eight hits and three walks, while striking out six. A few things to note past that line? First off, Wheeler fields his position pretty well, which is always a positive. Another positive is the fact that his breaking ball looked really strong early and flashed real potential. He recorded 16 outs and 14 of them were via ground-out or strikeout. He still struggled with his command a little – but there’s no rush, Zack. You’ll get it down.
On the other side of the ball, Josh Satin continues to pummel the ball. He has a .480/.800/1.319 slash to begin the season, and he jacked his second home run of the season last night.
Adam Rubin says the Mets have pretty much settled on a position for former shortstop Wilmer Flores. Flores exclusively has manned second base for Vegas, except for one game at DH. A team official said Flores still may get a start at third base or first base “here and there.”
Say what you want about Rafael Montero and I will probably ignore it as I drool over him. A pitcher with strong command and above-average stuff is always someone worth keeping tabs on, and Montero justifies the publicity he has been getting with another solid start last night. The important number? He did not walk a single batter again, putting his K/BB ratio at infinity right now (15:0) through his first two starts.
The B-Mets have gone 6-for-9 in stolen base attempts so far this season. Their six steals have them tied for third in the Eastern League. Daniel Muno and Cesar Puello each have two steals; Cory Vaughn and Josh Rodriguez both have one. Opponents have gone 1-for-2 in stolen base attempts against Binghamton pitchers.
St. Lucie Mets
Michael Fulmer is making progress from March 12 surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. He returns to throwing off a mound this week.
Hansel Robles, who was forced from his first start with St. Lucie with an apparent injury after a pickoff throw, is scheduled to start for the Class A club on turn tonight. Robles experienced a sore upper back.
Are you kidding me, St.Lucie? An 0.57 E.R.A. through your first five games? Is this a video game? I should calm down. It’s not like they’ve won their first five games right? …They have?
Wow. Nice job all around, guys. Kudos to Luis Mateo for a great start, who snagged the #10 ranking on our 2013 MMO Top 25 prospects. He’s going places.
Savannah Sand Gnats
Minor League promotions are always fun – and Savannah has a good one coming up tomorrow… Guaranteed Win Wednesday. If the Gnats do not win Wednesday, every ticket holder to Wednesday’s game will receive a free ticket to the Gnats’ game on Sunday, April 14th against the Rome Braves.
Organization Batting Leaders (ESPN)
Average: Jayce Boyd, Savannah, .545; Josh Satin, Vegas, .480; Brandon Nimmo, Savannah, .417; Kevin Plawecki, Savannah, .409; Andrew Brown, Vegas, .381; T.J. Rivera, St. Lucie, .378; Cam Maron, St. Lucie, .368; Josh Rodriguez, Binghamton, .353; Alonzo Harris, Binghamton, .346; Matt Reynolds, St. Lucie, .316.
Homers: Josh Satin, Vegas, 2; Alonzo Harris, Binghamton, 1; Kevin Plawecki, Savannah, 1; Josh Rodriguez, Binghamton, 1.
RBI: Andrew Brown, Vegas, 8; Jayce Boyd, Savannah, 6; Kevin Plawecki, Savannah, 6; Wilmer Flores, Vegas, 5; Josh Satin, Vegas, 5.
Steals: Brian Bixler, Vegas, 2; Danny Muno, Binghamton, 2; Cesar Puello, Binghamton, 2.
Our Mets prospects are always tweeting! Time to have a little fun and pick some out…
Anyone around here like fishing? Andrew Massie has something for you.
Can you say carp? instagram.com/p/X6W0OoKdAG/
— Andrew Massie (@_AndrewMassie) April 10, 2013
Or maybe you’re a Bob Dylan fan? Stefan Sabol has you covered.
Rock me mama like a wagon wheel, rock me mama any way you feel #heeeyyymamarockme
— Stefan Sabol (@UceDeuces_22) April 9, 2013
But I really hope that like myself and John Mincone, you’re a Knicks fan…
— John Mincone (@Jmincone) April 10, 2013
Have a great day, everyone.