Mets Minors: Carrillo, Matz, Cecilliani Are Red Hot

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Who’s Hot (AAA,AA)

Steven Matz – Las Vegas. Matz could just as easily have earned the promotion to the Mets when Gee ended up on the disabled list. Over his last 5 appearances (4 starts) dating back to April 19th, he’s 4-0 with a 1.13 ERA while striking out 36 batters in 32 innings and a 0.72 WHIP. In his most recent start on Mother’s Day he had a no-decision while allowing zero runs and striking out 7 in 7 innings.

Noah Syndergaard – Las Vegas. Thor was on fire in Vegas and earned the call up when Dillon Gee ended up on the disabled list. What has he done lately? Over his last 3 starts he’s only gone 3-0 with a 0.82 ERA while striking out 27 in 22 innings. His WHIP? A sick 0.59. Oh yeah, and he only went 3-for-4 with a home run at the plate in his last start. Let’s hope this is the last time Noah is on any minor league list.

Darrell Ceciliani – Las Vegas. Ceciliani was a 4th round pick of the Mets in the 2009 draft and is in his 7th season in the Mets organization. The 24 year old outfielder has been on a tear since May 3rd, batting .414 (12 for 29) and an OBP of .485 with 8 runs scored.

Jack Leathersich – Las Vegas. Since returning to the 51s, Leathersich hasn’t missed a beat. In four appearances out of the Vegas pen, pitching 3.1 innings, he’s allowed just 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 6.

Xorge Carrillo – Binghamton. The B-Mets catcher has hit in 9 of his last 10 games hitting .400 (14 for 35) over that stretch while scoring 6 runs with 2 doubles, 1 HR, 7 RBI, and a .462 OBP.

Matt Koch – Binghamton. Koch was a 3rd round pick of the Mets in the 2012 draft. In his last 4 appearances out of the Bingo pen, he’s pitched 6.2 innings, allowing 5 hits, 0 walks, striking out 4 batters with an ERA of 0.00 and a WHIP of 0.75.

Adam Kolarek – Binghamton. The 11th round selection of the Mets in the 2010 draft got off to a rough start to 2015 with an ERA of 14.14 after his first 5 appearances. He’s settled down since then – in his last 4 appearances out of the bullpen since April 29th, he’s allowed zero runs in 8.1 innings with a crisp WHIP of 0.48 and striking out 5 batters.

Who’s Not (AAA,AA)

Albert Cordero – Binghamton. The other B-Mets catcher has been cold at the plate, hitless over his last 5 games dating back to April 28th going 0 for 18 over that stretch with 0 walks.

John Gant – Binghamton. Gant is 0-2 over his last 2 starts with an ERA of 6.30, allowing 15 hits, 8 walks and striking out 8 in 10 innings with a 2.30 WHIP.

Gilbert Gomez – Binghamton. The 23 year old Dominican outfielder is in his 7th season in the Mets organization. He finally broke through with a hit on Sunday after being hitless in his previous 8 games. Since April 24th, he’s hitting just .040 (1 for 25) with 11 strikeouts.

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