Mets Minors: Cecchini, Morris, Sewald Make This Week’s Hot List

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Who’s Hot!

Duane Below – Las Vegas. In his last three outings, the 29 year old lefty is 2-1 with a 1.13 ERA and a WHIP of 0.88 in 24 innings. Two of his last three starts were complete games, including a shutout on May 25th.

Steven Matz – Las Vegas. Matz took the loss on 5/31 in a 1-0 game, but he still lowered his ERA on the season to a sparkling 1.98. Over his last two starts, he’s 1-1 with an ERA of 0.72 in 12 innings while allowing 6 hits, 3 walks, and 9 strikeouts with a WHIP of 0.75.

Gavin Cecchini – Binghamton. Entering Monday’s action, the 2012 first round pick had 4 straight multi-hit games, hitting .625 going (10 for 16) over that span.

Paul Sewald – Binghamton. Sewald hasn’t been scored upon in his last 5 outings dating back to May 19th. Over that span, he has 4 saves and allowed 4 hits with 1 walk and 5 K’s in 5 innings.

Jeff McNeil – St. Lucie. McNeil was riding an 8 game hitting streak entering Monday’s action during which he’s hitting (.444) 16 for 36 while scoring 9 runs with 3 doubles, 1 HR, and 3 walks.

Akeel Morris – St. Lucie. Morris may only be in A-ball, but he’s on the Mets 40-man roster and has continued his dominance. He hasn’t allowed a run in 10 appearances since May 2nd, a span of 12 innings, allowing just 3 hits, 5 walks, and striking out 14.

Dominic Smith – St. Lucie. Entering Monday’s action, the 2013 first round pick had a 13 game hitting streak which started May 18th. Over this stretch, he was hitting .377 (20 for 53) while scoring 10 runs, smacking 10 doubles, 1 HR, and 14 RBI.

David Roseboom – Savannah. Roseboom was a 17th round pick in the 2014. The lefty has been unscored upon in his last 5 outing out of the Savannah pen. Over this span, he’s pitched 5.2 innings, allowing 5 hits, 2 walks, and striking out 6.

Who’s Not!

Matt Bowman – Las Vegas. Bowman was a 13th round pick of the Mets in the 2012 draft. Over his last 4 starts, he’s 0-3 with a 6.33 ERA and an WHIP of 1.69 in 21.1 innings while allowing 8 walks and striking out 7.

Brooks Conrad – Las Vegas. The 35 year old infielder appeared in 13 games for the San Diego Padres last season. He’s struggled at the plate for the 51s this season and has been cold of late, hitless in his last 5 games since May 27th, going 0-14 over that span with 1 walk and 5 K’s.

T.J. Rivera – Las Vegas. After a hot start following his promotion to AAA, Rivera’s bat has cooled off. Entering Monday’s action, he was hitless in 5 straight games, going 0-15 with 1 walk.

Gabriel Ynoa – Binghamton. Ynoa’s 0-2 in his last two starts, allowing 13 hits (2 home runs) while walking out 3 and striking out just 3 batters in 11.1 innings, pitching to an ERA of 7.94 and a WHIP of 1.41.

Darwin Frias – Savannah. Entering play on Monday, Frias allowed runs in 4 straight appearances out of the Sand Gnats pen. In 4.1 innings over this span, he pitched to an ERA of 16.62, allowing 11 hits, walking 4, and striking out 3.

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