Highlighting the best GIF’s from the last week in Mets minor’s action.
May 6-12, 2016
Victor Cruzado hit his third homerun of the year for the B-Mets on Saturday – all three have been yanked to RF at NYSEG.
Before the Fireflies game was suspended due to a light outage Saturday, Jeffrey Diehl launched a no-doubt grand slam to left center field that gave Columbia a 5-0 lead in Greenville.
The Las Vegas 51s hit 4 homeruns Sunday in Sacramento, including 3 in 4 batters during the 4th inning. Marc Krauss, Ty Kelly, Dilson Herrera, and T.J. Rivera went deep.
Matt Oberste hit the system’s second grand slam of the past week Wednesday in Reading, but his was hit in a losing effort. He then went deep for a second straight day in the 9th against Portland last night.
Smith has always been lauded for his defense at 1B, but it’s not common to see big plays from first baseman. He did a nice job handling this sharp grounder to his right last Friday.
Ramos’ defense has been as good as advertised so far with Columbia, and it seems like he’s been good for at least one highlight reel play per series. He looked great making a range of plays between Saturday and Sunday in Greenville.
Given the surgery he went through, there were questions about Thompson’s arm when he was drafted, but so far it looks like he’ll have enough arm strength to stick at the hot corner.
Wilson must like playing behind Thomas McIlraith or something, because this is the second great diving catch he’s made for him this year – the first one saved the no-hitter!
After a couple of bad outings to start the year, Dario Alvarez has really turned it around lately, and he has 23 K in 11.1 IP this year. He K’d 4 over 2 IP last Friday.
Ynoa allowed just 2 R over 15 IP (2 GS) since last Friday, which dropped his ERA to 1.77. Only concern is that he hasn’t had many K’s during this stretch, finishing with just 2 Saturday and 3 last night.
Gsellman’s stock is definitely on the rise so far in 2016, and he’s been an ace for Binghamton. He’s added in a mid-to-upper 80’s slider and has been sitting 92-95 MPH with his fastball. He only finished with 3 strikeouts on Saturday, but he’s nearly doubled his Double-A strikeout rate – 12.7% in 2015, 20.9% so far in 2016 – and he added 5 K’s over 5 innings last night.
Pill never looked comfortable with Las Vegas last year, and it turned into a forgettable year. He reportedly came into Spring Training with a ‘fresh arm’ and has been pitching much better lately. He set a career high with 12 strikeouts against Reading Monday, getting a tough lineup to chase in and out of the zone.
After showing so much promise before the 2014 season, Montero has become the forgotten pitching prospect within the Mets system, but his stuff is coming back. His command was shaky for a few batters Monday in Sacramento, but he finished with 6 K’s over 5.2 scoreless innings.
The Mets signed Delgado out of Indy ball last year to join a depleted Savannah rotation and he’s run with it. He was St. Lucie’s best starter over the first month plus, which has earned him at least a temporary spot in the B-Mets rotation. He doesn’t over power batters with his fastball, but all of his pitches flashed nice movement in this start.
McIlraith had a couple of rough outings after the no-hitter, but has settled into the SAL nicely since then. He looks to pitch to contact early with his 89-93 MPH Fastball, but he has a standard 4-pitch mix, which helped pick up 5 K’s last night.
Taylor has been on fire out of the B-Mets pen, and he picked up 8 K’s over 4 IP this past week. Overall, he has 16 K in his last 9 IP, or 40 batters faced.
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