Mets Minors Week in Review: Centeno and Tovar Both Make MLB Debuts
There may not be much action happening on the field for the Mets minor league system at this point in the year, but there was plenty going on at MMN this past week. Mike Kerwick at Baseball America handed out organizational awards to Mets minor leaguers, crowning Rafael Montero and Wilmer Flores as the pitcher and player of the year, respectively.
Timothy Gilbert gave us a quick recap of the Triple-A championship winning Omaha Storm Chasers, while also helping us look toward 2014 with the release of the B-Mets schedule. Later on Wednesday evening, Juan Centeno made his big league debut. Timothy took a quick look at Centeno before he helped engineer a huge ninth inning comeback at Citi Field.
Following Ruben Tejada‘s season-ending injury, the Mets decided to promote Wilfredo Tovar to take his place and form a platoon with Omar Quintanilla at the shortstop position. He joined New York at Citizens Bank Park on Friday, but didn’t make his debut until yesterday. He collected two hits and an RBI in New York’s win to secure the three-game sweep.
Zack Wheeler‘s 2013 season is over after experiencing some shoulder stiffness. The Mets really wanted the right-hander to finish the year so he knows what it feels like, but I think he’s gone long enough. This is just a precaution, and after everything that’s happened with Matt Harvey, they’re not taking any chances.
The Instructional League is set to get started tomorrow down in Port St. Lucie, and we have the full list of minor leaguers in attendance.
Jim Callis and Jonathon Mayo of MLB.com recently released their 2013 All-Prospect Team, and there were no Mets prospects on their list, but a couple came close.
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(Centeno photo courtesy of Gordon Donovan)
About the Author: Matt Musico
Matt is a 26-year-old college admissions counselor that loves talking baseball, and the New York Mets. He's been fortunate enough to have many relationships with sports; he played baseball through college and was invited to a professional tryout, and has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Sport Management. Matt is a freelance New York Mets contributor for Yahoo! Sports, and is the owner of On The Way Home, his personal MLB blog. You can follow him on Twitter @mmusico8
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