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NFT: Mets Minors- Cecchini on fire

DanMetroMan : 4/14/2017 7:21 am
AAA- Gilmartin
AA- Oswalt
A+ Dunn
A Llanes


AAA
Cecchini 2-4, 2b, BB, K (ON FIRE last 3 games- 7/13 with 3 doubles, 1 homer and 3 walks)
Reynolds 0-5, K (He stinks I'm sorry)
Rosario 0-4, K, error
Smith 2-4, 2 k's (8 games, 5 multi hit games
Plawecki 1-4
Evans 0-4
Roseboom 1 perfect

AA
Kaczmarski 1-3, 2 k's (extremely early but 7 k's over 21 ab's)
Thompson 1-5, K
Mazzilli 2-4, 2b
Nido 1-4, HR, BB, K
Guilliorme 2-4, 2b, K (7 for his last 9)
Stuart 1-3
Conlon 6 innings 5 hits 2 runs 0 walks 5 k's (back to back good starts to open his season)
Baldonado 2 perfect 3 k's (5 innings 9 k's to open the season for the big lefty)


A+
Becerra 2-4, 2b (still DHing)
Urena 3-4, K (Off to a nice start with hits in 7 of 8 games, downside is only 2 extra base hits)
Mazeika 2-4, 2 2b, K (Nice start)
McIIraith 5 innings 5 hits 0 runs 0 walks 1 k
Bashlor 2 innings 0 hits 0 runs 1 walk 4 k's (5 hitless so far)


A
Cone 2-5, 2b
Carpio 2-5, K, SB (hitting .414 early, no power yet)
Paez 1-3, 2 BB, SB
Winningham 1-4, 2b, K
Linday 0-3, K (really scuffling so far hitting .100)
Tebow 1-4
Ramos 0-3. BB, K
Sanchez 1-4
Humphreys 7 innings 3 hits 1 run 0 walks 9 k's (doesn't have huge stuff but 12.2 innings 6 hits 1 run 1 walk 18 k's so far)

-Keith Law yesterday


Metro
3:03 As a Mets fan I think it's pretty cool (rare) to find a good local talent. Any thoughts on Queens native Quentin Holmes? Around where do you project him being drafted?
Keith Law
3:03 Probably goes in the 25-50 range. Toolsy, big question around the hit tool and ability to make contact.





Daniel
2:14 Lets get the obvious out of the way... Mets fans are already clamoring for Amed Rosario (due in large part to Reyes awful start). When do you project Rosario to be ready to help the Mets? When would you promote him?
Keith Law
2:15 Midyear? I worry that Vegas isn't going to help Rosario develop at the plate at all, because it's a good hitting environment where mistakes aren't necessarily punished (and sometimes get rewarded). He may end up needing a promotion to continue to develop as a hitter, especially in recognizing breaking stuff and laying off those pitches out of the zone.


Phil
2:21 Keith, I've read some good things about Columbia RHP Colin Holderman. He had a great first outing. Any thoughts on him? Is he potentially the next "Warthen surprise"?
Keith Law
2:21 I think he had a great first outing. That's it. He's not a better prospect than he was a week ago, when he was a fringe guy starting a little lower than he should given his age.
I wonder if they send down Rivera for Gilmartin  
CMicks3110 : 4/14/2017 8:05 am : link
and call up Cecchini when Gilmartin is returned to Las Vegas
I  
DanMetroMan : 4/14/2017 8:10 am : link
Doubt it. Seems like they want to get Cecchini comfortable at 2b before messing with him. Anything is possible thoufh
Yeah I don't see them calling up Rosario/Cecchini this early  
Eric on Li : 4/14/2017 9:14 am : link
unless there's an injury. I'd imagine they want them to get consistent playing time together.

Well  
DanMetroMan : 4/14/2017 9:16 am : link
Rosario is 0% chance thanks to Super Two but I also find it hard to believe they want to move guys around if they don't have to. Too bad Cecchini doesn't play 3b.
Dan...  
Chris684 : 4/14/2017 9:21 am : link
For those of us who don't follow minors as closely, who is a good MLB comp for Dom Smith?

Olerud?
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DanMetroMan : 4/14/2017 9:26 am : link
In comment 13428204 Chris684 said:
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For those of us who don't follow minors as closely, who is a good MLB comp for Dom Smith?

Olerud?


Olerud had an elite eye at the plate. Of current players I'd say maybe Hosmer? We still don't know how much/low little power Smith will hit for. It's extremely early in the season either way. He has 3 doubles and 1 "HR" (it was off a position player who was pitching so....). Kid can hit, now we have to see what the power looks like.
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DanMetroMan : 4/14/2017 9:38 am : link
Looks like I have identified my random "I hope he gets called up in Sept." minor leaguer for 2017 #Mets
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DMM, it's obvious the Mets can use another arm in the bullpen  
No Where Man : 4/14/2017 9:48 am : link
Do you see them picking up a scrapheap veteran SP and converting him into a RP, as they've done in the past? If so, do you know who they would be looking at?
RE: RE: Dan...  
Mike in NY : 4/14/2017 9:49 am : link
In comment 13428211 DanMetroMan said:
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In comment 13428204 Chris684 said:


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For those of us who don't follow minors as closely, who is a good MLB comp for Dom Smith?

Olerud?



Olerud had an elite eye at the plate. Of current players I'd say maybe Hosmer? We still don't know how much/low little power Smith will hit for. It's extremely early in the season either way. He has 3 doubles and 1 "HR" (it was off a position player who was pitching so....). Kid can hit, now we have to see what the power looks like.


James Loney?
RE: DMM, it's obvious the Mets can use another arm in the bullpen  
DanMetroMan : 4/14/2017 9:51 am : link
In comment 13428261 No Where Man said:
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Do you see them picking up a scrapheap veteran SP and converting him into a RP, as they've done in the past? If so, do you know who they would be looking at?


They have some interesting internal options (though none really in AAA). Corey Taylor, Tyler Bashlor, Alberto Baldonado to name 3. As for "scrap heap" there just isn't much out there right now. The available pitchers are either hurt and rehabbing or really bad. Hochevar should be doing a showcase soon however.
Mike  
DanMetroMan : 4/14/2017 9:52 am : link
Lets hope not.
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Pete in MD : 4/14/2017 10:14 am : link
In comment 13428240 DanMetroMan said:
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Looks like I have identified my random "I hope he gets called up in Sept." minor leaguer for 2017 #Mets Link - ( New Window )

I always thought it would be kind of cool to bounce around the minor leagues for a few years. You get to live in a few different random towns and maybe spend a couple of months in the DR. The money stinks of course but it's not a lifetime job. Maybe I've seen Bull Durham too many times.
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Metnut : 4/14/2017 10:25 am : link
In comment 13428296 Pete in MD said:
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In comment 13428240 DanMetroMan said:


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Looks like I have identified my random "I hope he gets called up in Sept." minor leaguer for 2017 #Mets Link - ( New Window )


I always thought it would be kind of cool to bounce around the minor leagues for a few years. You get to live in a few different random towns and maybe spend a couple of months in the DR. The money stinks of course but it's not a lifetime job. Maybe I've seen Bull Durham too many times.


It's probably fun for ages 22-27 but maybe depressing ages 28-33 if you havn't really cracked into the bigs yet.
Tebow's been in a slump  
NYG27 : 4/14/2017 10:44 am : link
1 hit for his last 10 ABs with 4 Ks.
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ZGiants98 : 4/14/2017 11:05 am : link
In comment 13428310 Metnut said:
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In comment 13428240 DanMetroMan said:


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Looks like I have identified my random "I hope he gets called up in Sept." minor leaguer for 2017 #Mets Link - ( New Window )


I always thought it would be kind of cool to bounce around the minor leagues for a few years. You get to live in a few different random towns and maybe spend a couple of months in the DR. The money stinks of course but it's not a lifetime job. Maybe I've seen Bull Durham too many times.



It's probably fun for ages 22-27 but maybe depressing ages 28-33 if you havn't really cracked into the bigs yet.


Unless your in Vegas. ;) I actually wonder if some guys would consider going there just because of the atmosphere/limelight ect.
RE: DMM, it's obvious the Mets can use another arm in the bullpen  
spike : 4/14/2017 11:07 am : link
In comment 13428261 No Where Man said:
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Do you see them picking up a scrapheap veteran SP and converting him into a RP, as they've done in the past? If so, do you know who they would be looking at?


Whats Tim Lincecum up to?
Lincecum  
DanMetroMan : 4/14/2017 11:10 am : link
was absolutely awful last season but he's still out there. Peavy unsigned as well.
Having known several guys who bounced around  
bhill410 : 4/14/2017 11:41 am : link
The minors and several that bounced between show and minors - I don't think a single one of them enjoyed the life all that much. Especially if your signing bonus stunk you literally got no money in the lower minors and the team doesn't pay for housing (so what you do get goes towards that). They loved when MLB guys were on rehab because bar tab was on them.
Guys that bounced the minors  
Shecky : 4/14/2017 11:42 am : link
Make great role players. Because they LOVE baseball. Like die hard passion beyond anything we can comprehend. And they often try to get into coaching at any level. It's hard not to burn out playing ball up till college. Playing in the minors with virtually no shot at the majors takes true heart.
BA Hot Sheet  
DanMetroMan : 4/14/2017 12:58 pm : link
17. Amed Rosario, ss, Mets (21)
image: http://www.baseballamerica.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/3017.png



Triple-A Las Vegas (Pacific Coast)
Why Heís Here: .344/.353/.344

Rosario spent just two months in Double-A last year, but itís hard to argue he wasnít ready for a promotion after he hit .341/.392/.481 in 54 games in the Eastern League last year. Rosario has the combination of hitting ability and defensive skill at a premium position to become a cornerstone player in the near future for the Mets. (BB)

18. Dom Smith, 1b, Mets (21)
image: http://www.baseballamerica.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/3017.png


Triple-A Las Vegas (Pacific Coast)
Why Heís Here: .406 AVG

The Metsí No. 2 prospect dropped 24 pounds in the offseason by cutting out wet burritos from his diet, and the slimmed-down Smith had an excellent first week in his new form. Smith slashed .406/.441/.594 with five multi-hit nights in eight games, including a big 4-for-6 night with four runs scored, a double, a home run and three RBIs. (KG)


Read more at http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/prospect-hot-sheet-april-14/#OuZkmRfZh6zKsHs6.99
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Gary from The East End : Admin : 4/14/2017 2:11 pm : link
In comment 13428296 Pete in MD said:
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I always thought it would be kind of cool to bounce around the minor leagues for a few years. You get to live in a few different random towns and maybe spend a couple of months in the DR. The money stinks of course but it's not a lifetime job. Maybe I've seen Bull Durham too many times.


Check out "The Only Rule Is It Has to Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team", the book Ben Linbergh and Sam Miller wrote about their experiences running the Sonoma Stompers, an independent minor league team on the very lowest rung of the totem pole.

The point of the experiment was for them to try out some of their unorthodox ideas about how to manage a ball club. There's not much of that, really. But it's an interesting dive into a world of baseball that I didn't even know existed. The Pacific Association, where the Stompers play is several levels below "top tier" independent teams like the Long Island Ducks. Guys on those teams don't dream of making it to the show, they dream of getting some swings in low A ball.
Wet burritos??  
ZGiants98 : 4/14/2017 2:17 pm : link
Lol.
100%  
DanMetroMan : 4/14/2017 2:28 pm : link
not taking anything away from Dom but I'm sort of surprised BA didn't mention that his HR came off a position player who was pitching.
RE: Wet burritos??  
Jay on the Island : 4/14/2017 3:54 pm : link
In comment 13428725 ZGiants98 said:
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Lol.

I guess you have never been to Tijuana Flats lol.
I have. That's just sounds so random  
ZGiants98 : 4/14/2017 3:57 pm : link
To say lol
RE: Wet burritos??  
spike : 4/14/2017 4:03 pm : link
In comment 13428725 ZGiants98 said:
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Lol.


A professional athlete has no business touching a wet burrito
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DanMetroMan : 4/14/2017 4:04 pm : link
Some excellent stuff as always from @jeffpaternostro but Mets fans won't love his Rosario comp... #Mets


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pjcas18 : 4/14/2017 4:13 pm : link
In comment 13428869 DanMetroMan said:
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Some excellent stuff as always from @jeffpaternostro but Mets fans won't love his Rosario comp... #Mets
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I don't mind the comp when you read the end of the sentence. He says that Rosario at 21 years old is "that" in the major league today.
Is Charlotte a possible AAA destination for the Mets in 2020?  
NYG27 : 4/14/2017 4:39 pm : link
I'm on work assignment in North Carolina and just meet with a city official from Charlotte. After our meeting, we were talking about baseball and how they tried to lure a MLB franchise for years and then talked about their AAA franchise which has a lease with the White Sox till 2020.

He mentioned that they have not renewed with the White Sox to go past 2020 and that Chicago is also in the market to move their AAA farm team closer to the mid west.

If the White Sox leave Charlotte in 2020, would they become an option for the Mets? Maybe renew with Las Vegas for two years to gap till Charlotte opens up.
I'm  
DanMetroMan : 4/14/2017 4:42 pm : link
sure the Mets would be open/happy about Charlotte if they had the opportunity.
absolutely  
spike : 4/14/2017 4:42 pm : link
that would be a nice location for a minor league team..

Ideally Rochester, but that is taken by Minnesota's AAA team(!)
Yeah...  
ZGiants98 : 4/14/2017 4:43 pm : link
He's saying Rosario would give "Alcides Escobar" production "today". He's not saying that's the player Rosario will wind up being.
Charlotte  
Pete in MD : 4/14/2017 4:47 pm : link
would be ideal for the Mets' AAA team, given all of the transplanted NYers in NC. I always thought Durham would be a a good fit as well. I can't imagine many people in NC are fiercely loyal to the White Sox or Tampa Rays, Durham's current ML affiliate.
The Mets  
Pete in MD : 4/14/2017 4:57 pm : link
could also be eyeing Nashville, who's contract with Oakland runs out the same time as the Mets' does with Las Vegas.
Syracuse might  
Pete in MD : 4/14/2017 5:02 pm : link
be another good option after 2018.
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