|Are you dancing yet? It's time for the Mets Minors GIF's of the Week!!|
Highlighting the best GIF’s from the last week in Mets minor’s action.
April 29 – May 5, 2016
@Astromets31, this is what I have to deal with EVERY DAY. #LoveMyTeam mates #DontBeSurprisedBeReady pic.twitter.com/1xySYrWeUE— Amed Rosario (@Amed_Rosario) May 4, 2016
Dominic Smith had two homeruns in the past week, which is 1/3 of his total from all of 2015 in the FSL.
The cameras didn’t track Matt Oberste’s homerun Saturday, but you can check out the swing he used to mash it.
Travis Taijeron has almost quietly been the 51s most productive hitter so far this year, and he was the most productive hitter on the team last year, so he’s definitely going to see the majors at some point. He added two more blasts to his stat line this past week.
Dilson Herrera hasn’t been healthy for much of the season, but when he’s been good enough to play in the field, he’s been good at the plate. Makes you wonder if the Mets knew he wouldn’t be at full strength to start the year in the offseason. He had two homeruns in the final two innings Tuesday, and had tripled off the top of a tall wall in the 7th inning of that game!
I’m not as high on T.J. Rivera as others, but he’s putting together another great offensive campaign in the minors, and should be in line for a bench opportunity at some point this year. He started the homerfest Tuesday with this blast to LF.
Brandon Nimmo has been playing for Las Vegas since day one, so it’s easy to forget that he didn’t really start playing in games until 7-10 days before that. His offseason injury caused him to miss Spring Training, so it’s understandable he got off to a slow start. He’s been heating up at the plate though lately, and connected for his first blast of the year Thursday.
Dominic Smith has been smooth picks over at 1B all year, but doesn’t often get tested. The play he made Saturday was so good the data stringer originally credited it to the B-Mets second baseman!
Just like R.A. Dickey, knuckleballer Mickey Jannis finishes in a great fielding position, but he didn’t catch this line drive Saturday, it caught him.
Victor Cruzado isn’t known for having many standout physical tools, but his arm has looked very nice in LF for the B-Mets. He threw out a runner trying to leg out a double on Tuesday in Portland, which is the second time he’s done that already in 2016.
Check out 3 of David Roseboom K’s from the past week.
In case you haven’t heard, Robert Gsellman has added a slider this year, and it’s helped him become more of a strikeout pitcher. The weather wasn’t great Sunday in New Hampshire, and he got off to a slow start in the 1st, but then settled down to give the B-Mets a very nice outing. He struck out 5 of the final 10 Fisher Cats batters he faced on the day.
After Monday’s start, Gabriel Ynoa is no longer the PCL ERA leader, but he’s still been pretty impressive to date. He was mostly relying on a high-80’s sinker against El Paso, which helped him to post a nice groundball rate, but he’s still not striking many batters out.
Seth Lugo’s dead-arm phase appears to be over, as he’s made two strong starts since returning from the 7-day DL. He looked as good as he has this year over the first 5 innings Thursday, but then struggled after a 25-minute rest and E6 to start the bottom of the 6th. I also kept a pitch log from his start at Cashman Field on Saturday.
Julio Urias had a special outing for the Oklahoma City Dodgers Wednesday afternoon, striking out 6 New Orleans batters over 6 hitless innings. The only baserunner he allowed came on an E6 behind him, and he’d eventually pick a runner off 1B anyway, so he still faced the minimum.
Chandra Flashback of the Day! The Eagle Nebula (M16):— Chandra Observatory (@chandraxray) May 5, 2016
Peering Into the Pillars Of Creation https://t.co/JykC1N7u0W pic.twitter.com/tOelmWJTC1