Mets Minors: Conforto, Rivera, Smith, Morris Are Red Hot

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Who’s Hot:

John Church – Las Vegas. The 23rd round pick of the Mets in the 2009 draft may no longer be considered a “prospect” at age 28, but he’s putting together a very solid season in the Vegas pen. Entering Monday’s action, he hasn’t been scored upon in his last 6 appearances, and in his last 11 appearances dating back to April 28th, he has a record of 2-0 with an ERA of 0.59 in 15.1 innings with a WHIP of 0.72 with 4 walks and 11 K’s.

T.J. Rivera – Las Vegas. Since being promoted to Las Vegas, Rivera has appeared in 8 games through May 24th, hitting .414 (12 for 29). Prior to his promotion, he was hitting .318 at Binghamton in 22 games.

Jayce Boyd – Binghamton. Boyd was a 6th round pick of the Mets in the 2012 draft and is currently riding an 11 game hitting streak over which he’s hitting .386 (17 for 44) with 8 runs scored with 4 doubles and 1 HR.

Beck Wheeler – Binghamton. The Bingo reliever hasn’t allowed an earned run in his last 5 outings. Since May 15th, he’s pitched 5 innings, allowing 2 hits, no walks, and 5 K’s and a WHIP of 0.40.

Michael Conforto – St. Lucie. Last year’s first round pick is on an 8 game hitting streak and has hit in 11 of the last 12 games, hitting .340 over that stretch (17 for 50). Over this span, he’s scored 9 runs with 8 doubles.

Akeel Morris – St. Lucie. Morris was a 10th round pick in the 2010 draft and has been outstanding over the last three minor league seasons. In 2014, he posted a 0.63 ERA while striking out 89 batters in 57 innings for Savannah. The 22 year old righty has allowed just 6 hits in 22 innings on the season. Over his last 8 games dating back to May 4th, he’s pitched 9.2 innings, allowing 2 hits, 4 walks, and striking out 11 to a WHIP of 0.62 and an ERA of 0.00.

Amed Rosario – St. Lucie. The 19 year old Dominican shortstop is on a 6 game hitting stream and has hit in 12 of his last 13 games, batting .360 (18 for 50) over that span while scoring 9 runs.

Dominic Smith – St. Lucie. The 19 year old first round pick of the 2013 draft is riding a 7 game hitting stream over which he’s hitting .370 (10 for 27) with 5 doubles.

Patrick Biondi – Savannah. Biondi was a 9th round pick in the 2013 draft. Through May 24th, Biondi had hit in 9 of the previous 10 games batting .419 (13 for 31) including 4 multi-hit games.

Who’s Not:

Kyle Johnson – Las Vegas. The 25 year old Vegas outfielder hasn’t had a hit or a walk since May 15th entering Monday’s action. He’s 0 for his last 15 with 5 K’s.

David Cooper – Binghamton. Cooper was a former 1st round pick of the Blue Jays who appeared in 72 major league games for Toronto in 2011-12. He was playing in the Independent Atlantic League earlier this season before being picked up by the Mets. In his last 7 games dating back to May 17th, he’s hitting .083 (2 for 24) while playing first base.

Julian Hilario – Binghamton. Hilario has struggled since being promoted from St. Lucie. In his four appearances since being promoted, he’s had an ERA of 13.50, allowing 6 earned runs in 4 innings, allowing 11 hits, walking 4 with a WHIP of 3.75 and opposing batters hitting .524 off him.

Darwin Frias – Savannah. The 23 year old Dominican pitcher has been scored upon in his last three appearances entering Monday’s action, allowing 5 earned runs in 2.2 innings while yielding 6 hits and 4 walks. Over his last three appearances dating back to May 17th, he’s pitched to an ERA of 16.88 and a WHIP of 3.75.

Jon Leroux – Savannah. The 24 year old infielder was hitting .197 on the season entering Monday’s action. Over his last 7 games dating back to May 15th, he’s hitting just .043 (1 for 23) with 9 strikeouts.

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