Who’s Hot, Who’s Not: Montero and Matz Are Nasty Good

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Who’s Hot:

Chase Bradford,  Las Vegas – The 25 year old righty went to High School in Las Vegas and is no stranger to playing in the desert heat. In the last week, he’s made three appearances out of the pen, collecting 8 of his 9 outs via strikeout while allowing just 1 hit and walking no one. On the season, Chasen has made a combined 48 appearances out of the pen for Binghamton and Las Vegas with a 2.74 ERA in 62.1 innings and a combined 14 saves.

Rafael Montero, Las Vegas – If Rafael finds himself back in New York shortly to replace Jacob deGrom, he’s certainly doing it at the right time. In his last two starts, he’s 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA and has pitched 14.2 innings while allowing just 4 hits, 4 walks, and striking out 17.

Matt Reynolds, Las Vegas – Matt continues to hit. Over his last 10 games, he’s batting .425 (17 for 40) with 7 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 home run, 5 RBI and an OPS of 1.053. He’s hitting .337 at Las Vegas in 47 games after hitting .355 in 58 games at Binghamton.

Steven Matz, Binghamton – Steven continues to shine in Binghamton. He’s 1-1 in his last two starts with a 0.00 ERA, allowing just 1 unearned run in 13 innings. In his last 2 games, he’s allowed 10 hits while walking 3 and striking out 12. In 21 starts between St. Lucie and Binghamton, he has a record of 9-7 on the season with a 2.33 ERA in 123.2 innings while striking out 111.

Gavin Cecchini, St. Lucie – Gavin started off slowly since being promoted to St. Lucie, but has come on as of late. In the month of August, Gavin is batting .407 with (11 for 26) with 5 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 HR, 6 RBI with 8 walks, an OBP of .526 and an OPS of 1.119.

Jeff McNeil, St. Lucie – Jeff is currently on a 9 game hitting streak for Binghamton, during which he is batting .406 (13 for 32) with 7 runs, 2 doubles, 2 triples, and 2 RBI. He also has 5 walks during the streak for a .500 OBP.

Robert Gsellman, Savannah – Robert is having an outstanding August. The 13th round pick in the 2011 draft hasn’t allowed an earned run this month. In two starts, he’s 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA, allowing 9 hits and 2 walks with 9 strikeouts in 12 innings.

Luis Guillorme, Kingsport – Luis had a 10 game hitting streak snapped on August 10th. Over the streak, he was batting .380 (16 for 42) with 6 runs scored, 3 doubles, and 2 RBI. Luis was a 10th round pick in the 2013 draft.

Who’s Not:

John Lannan, Las Vegas – John has made 3 starts for Las Vegas after 6 previous starts at St. Lucie. In his last two outings, he’s 0-1 with an ERA of 8.43. In 10.2 innings, he’s allowed 17 hits, 10 earned runs, 2 home runs, 6 walks, 5 strikeouts and a WHIP of 2.16. He’s certainly not pitching like a major league caliber arm, but with deGrom’s uncertain status… is it possible we may see Lannan back on the MLB squad for a late September start just because he’s an arm?

Juan Centeno, Binghamton – Since his demotion from AAA, Juan has struggled. After an initial 3 for 4 debut, Juan is 0 for 19 in his last 6 games dating back to August 2nd.

Phillip Evans, St. Lucie – The 15th round pick in the 2011 draft continues to struggle at the plate. After batting .179 in the month of July, he’s hitting just .067 in August and .053 (2 for 38) in his last 10 games.

Cole Frenzel, St. Lucie – The 7th round pick in the 2011 draft has struggled as of late as he adjusts to high A ball. In 32 games with St. Lucie, Cole is batting .189 (18 for 95) and in the month of August, he’s hitting just .069 (2 for 29).

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