Mets Minors Peak Performers: Prospects Adapting And Dominating New Levels

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Las Vegas – Peter Alonso, 1B

Age: 23
Season Stats: .277/.394/.556, 26 2B, 3B, 32 HR, 109 RBI
Week Stats: .294/.429/.765, 2 2B, 2 HR, 2 RBI

With seven extra base hits and a .765 slugging this past week, the Mets are really running out of excuses to keep Alonso in Vegas.

Binghamton – Joey Terdoslavich, 1B

Age: 29
Season Stats:.307/.371/.450, 7 2B, 3B, 9 HR, 34 RBI, 2 SB
Week Stats: .348/.448/.522, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, SB

The former Pittsburgh Pirate was signed as a minor league free agent in the middle of June, and he has done nothing but hit since joining the Mets organization.  His best work has come during the Month of August with him hitting .344/442/.600.  That includes him having four multi-hit games over this past week.

St Lucie – David Peterson, LHP

Age: 22
Season Stats: 6-10, 3.29 ERA, 1.203 WHIP, 2.2 BB/9, 7.8 K/9
Week Stats: 1-0, 2 H, R, 0 ER, BB, 3 K

After an initial adjustment period when he was first called up to St. Lucie, Peterson has now found his footing, and he is finishing the year off strong.  In August, Peterson is 3-1 with a 2.93 ERA, 1.120 WHIP, and a 9.1 K/9.  He’s currently on a three start streak where he has not given up an earned run, and he has allowed only two hits in each of those starts.  This is what he looked like in Columbia, and this is what people expected to see from him when he was drafted in the first round last year.

Columbia – Scott Manea, C

Age: 22
Season Stats
: .264/.377/.434, 21 2B, 11 HR, 49 RBI
Week Stats: .375/.412/.813, 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI

Two years ago, the Mets signed Manea as an undrafted free agent.  He would struggle offensively his first two seasons, but last year, he did show an ability to get on base.  Now, this year, in what has become his breakout season, Manea is now combining his ability to get on base with hitting for power.  With his hitting for increased power, he is second among South Atlantic League catchers in OPS.

Brooklyn – Ross Adolph, OF

Age: 21
Season Stats: .286/.356/.519, 7 2B, 12 3B, 6 HR, 34 RBI, 3 SB
Week Stats: .320/.438/.640, 2B, 2 3B, HR, 5 RBI, SB

As the Cyclones push to make the postseason in the New York Penn League, Adolph has raised his game hitting .293/.343/.609 with four doubles, five triples, five homers, and 14 RBI.  With each passing game, the 12th round pick looks more and more like the steal of the draft.

Kingsport – Jarred Kelenic, OF

Age: 19
Season Stats: .290/.378/.481, 10 2B, 6 3B, 6 HR, 41 RBI, 15 SB
Week Stats: .600/.647/1.067, 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 2 SB

Like Peterson, Kelenic has fully adapted to his new level, and he’s been great. Once again, no one can get Kelenic out. With Kingsport clinching a postseason spot, it will be fun to see what Kelenic can do in higher stakes situations.

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