Showing posts with label Brandon Nimmo. Show all posts
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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Mets News: Mets Promote Six Minor Leaguers


Mets News:


Middle infielder Matt Reynolds is headed to Triple-A Las Vegas as part of system-wide promotions at the midpoint of the minor-league season.

Reynolds, 23, is a second-round pick out of the University of Arkansas in 2012.

He was hitting .355 with one homer and 21 RBIs in 211 at-bats at Double-A Binghamton. Reynolds also had a .430 on-base percentage.

Five members of the St. Lucie Mets were also promoted to Double-A Binghamton after the Florida State League team was eliminated from claiming a postseason berth on the final day of the first half.

2011 first-round pick Brandon Nimmo, Long Island native Steven Matz, Bronx native T.J. Rivera, ex-Pirates prospect Dilson Herrera and closer Randy Fontanez all were promoted, according to TCPalm.com reporter Jon Santucci

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Tejada Lead-off?, Boston Tea Party for Wilpons?, Nimmo OK after being struck by pitch, Wright Benched?


Mets News and Notes:


Tejada Lead-off?
Matt den Dekker exclusively has led off for the Mets this past week against right-handed pitching. But things could change soon.

Terry Collins said Saturday that coaches have kicked around the idea of using Ruben Tejada in the leadoff spot.

Tejada is hitting .424 (14-for-33) with two homers and six RBIs over his past 10 games.

Boston Tea Party for Wilpons?
The Boston Red Sox selected Connecticut high school right-hander Bradley Wilpon in the 36th round of the draft on Saturday. Yes, it's the son of Jeff Wilpon and grandson of Fred Wilpon.

Bradley Wilpon has committed to play baseball at Penn and still plans to be a Quaker in 2014-15. He will attend the Wharton School of Business.

Nimmo OK after being struck by pitch
Brandon Nimmo, who was forced to leave Friday's Class A St. Lucie game an inning after getting struck in the right wrist with a pitch, has avoided a fracture.

X-rays taken on the 2011 first-round pick came back negative, Paul DePodesta said.

Nimmo nonetheless is out of the lineup for Saturday's Florida State League game.

Nimmo, 21, is hitting .327 with four homers, 24 RBIs and nine steals in 214 at-bats. He has a league-best .448 on-base percentage.

Top prospect Noah Syndergaard similarly avoided a fracture diagnosis on his left shoulder this week after being involved in a home-plate collision at Las Vegas.

Wright Benched?
With the Mets on a season-high-matching five-game losing streak, David Wright approached Terry Collins postgame and asked to play in Sunday's series finale against the San Francisco Giants. The manager's response: no.

Wright, who has started every game this season, was told by Collins he will be sitting Sunday.

Eric Campbell instead is expected to start Sunday at third base. Wright committed a critical error in the 5-4 loss.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/30: Nimmo Out of Lineup with Pinkeye, All Mets Affiliates Lose


Mets Minor League Roundup 5/30:


Mets AAA - EL PASO 4, LAS VEGAS 3: Josh Satin had a two-out RBI triple in the top of the ninth to pull Las Vegas within a run, but was stranded there when Zach Lutz ultimately grounded into a game-ending fielder's choice. Starter Giancarlo Alvarado (1-2) allowed three runs in five innings. Box

Mets AA - NEW BRITAIN 4, BINGHAMTON 0: The B-Mets struck out 14 times, went hitless after the fourth inning and went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position in their fourth shutout loss of the season. Over the first four innings, Rock Cats starter Sean Gilmartin allowed five hits, walked one and hit a batter, but prevented Binghamton from cracking the scoreboard. He stranded two runners in three straight innings and racked up seven strikeouts along the way. The Rock Cats struck in the fourth against Angel Cuan. Nate Hanson broke a scoreless tie with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly. After a walk reloaded the bases, Mike Kvasnicka produced a three-run double. Gilmartin capped his night with two less-taxing frames, retiring seven of the final eight B-Mets he faced. In six scoreless innings, the southpaw allowed five hits, matched a season high with nine strikeouts and held the B-Mets hitless in seven at-bats with runners in scoring position. Reliever D.J. Baxendale retired all five batters he faced. Ryan O’Rourke fanned Matt Clark to end the eighth inning. Matt Summers allowed the first two to reach in the ninth before closing out the game with two strikeouts. Cuan (1-2) allowed four runs on five hits over five innings in the loss. He struck out a season-high five and issued three walks. Ryan Fraser closed Binghamton’s pitching tab with two scoreless innings. Box

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/24: Plawecki Homers for third straight day, Ynoa Pitches Great Game for St.Lucie - Nimmo 2 for 5, Mazzilli Homers for Savannah


Mets Minor League Roundup 5/24:


Mets AAA - SACRAMENTO 5, LAS VEGAS 2: Joel Carreno and Erik Goeddel combined to surrender five runs as Sacramento built a 5-0 lead. Box

Mets AA - BINGHAMTON 8, NEW BRITAIN 6: Kevin Plawecki homered for the third straight game and reached base in all five plate appearances. He is hitting .395 with four homers and 21 RBIs in May. The Rock Cats jumped on B-Mets starter Hansel Robles for four runs in the first three innings. Corey Wimberly put New Britain on the board with an RBI single in the second and Tony Thomas delivered a three-run double in the third. Plawecki answered with a solo homer against Tyler Duffey in the third. An inning later, Dustin Lawley and Darrell Ceciliani had consecutive singles. With two outs, Kyle Johnson doubled to plate both runners and cut the deficit to one. Matt Reynolds singled home Johnson to tie the score at 4. The Rock Cats retook the lead in the fifth. Nate Hanson doubled, moved to third on a groundout and scored on Reynaldo Rodriguez's sacrifice fly. New Britain's lead grew in the sixth. Reliever Hamilton Bennett replaced Robles with a runner on first and two outs. Wimberly then tripled to give the Rock Cats a 6-4 lead. Binghamton responded in the bottom half. Travis Taijeron led off with a homer. Later in the frame, Reynolds worked a two-out walk and stole second. Plawecki doubled home Reynolds to tie the score at 6. Binghamton completed its comeback against Adrian Salcedo in the seventh when Ceciliani ripped a two-run single. John Church and Adam Kolarek combined to post a scoreless eighth. Chasen Bradford handled the ninth for his 10th save. Reynolds extended his hitting streak to 11 games. Box

Friday, May 23, 2014

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/22: Nimmo goes Yard in St.Lucie Win, Mazzilli on Fire for Savannah


Mets Minor League Roundup 5/22:


Mets AAA - FRESNO 6, LAS VEGAS 3: Jeff Walters and Ryan Reid combined to allow four seventh-inning runs as Fresno overcame a 3-2 deficit. Starter Dana Eveland allowed two runs in six innings. Box

Mets AA - PORTLAND 6, BINGHAMTON 5: Mookie Betts produced a walk-off, two-run triple in the ninth to send Binghamton to its fifth straight defeat. With the B-Mets clinging to a 5-4 lead, Cody Satterwhite walked Peter Hissey on four pitches. Shannon Wilkerson then had a bunt single. Satterwhite got ahead of Betts, 0-2, before the Eastern League's batting-average leader delivered the game-winning hit. B-Mets starter Rainy Lara allowed three runs on two hits and four walks in three innings. It marked his shortest outing as a starter since he pitched in the Dominican Summer League in 2010. Jack Leathersich took over in the fourth and fanned four Sea Dogs in two scoreless innings. Portland starter Mickey Pena silenced the B-Mets through five innings, allowing one single and one walk. Following a one-out double by Matt Reynolds in the first, Pena retired 15 of the next 16 batters. Kevin Plawecki ended Pena’s roll in the sixth. Following Kyle Johnson’s one-out single, Plawecki blasted a first-pitch fastball over the “Maine Monster." His blast cut Portland’s lead to 3-2. Binghamton took the lead in the seventh. Pena walked Travis Taijeron to load the bases. Miguel Celestino entered and Wilfredo Tovar greeted the righty with a two-run single for a 4-3 lead. Portland answered in the bottom half with a run against John Church. The B-Mets retook the lead against Celestino in the eighth. Jayce Boyd doubled and Dustin Lawley followed by singling into right. Rylan Sandoval, pinch-running for Boyd, scored. Box

Mets High A - ST. LUCIE 6, CLEARWATER 4: Alex Panteliodis earned the victory in his season debut. The former Florida Gator limited the Threshers to two runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out five and did not walk a batter while throwing 87 pitches. With the score tied at 2 in the sixth, Cam Maron, Jairo Perez and Cole Frenzel hit consecutive RBI singles. T.J. Rivera doubled home Dilson Herrera in the seventh to make it 6-2. The Threshers scored two runs against Chase Huchingson in the eighth, but

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Mets Minor League Roundup 4/28: Brandon Nimmo Tears it up for St.Lucie


Mets Minor League Roundup 4/28: 


Mets AAA - RENO 3, LAS VEGAS 0: Juan Lagares started in center field and led off as his rehab assignment shifted to Vegas. He went 1-for-4 with a strikeout and played the full game. Danny Muno started at shortstop a day after Wilmer Flores departed with a jammed finger. Flores was able to pinch hit. Starter Dana Eveland allowed one run in 5 2/3 innings while striking out eight. Box

Mets AA - AKRON 4, BINGHAMTON 0: Matt Reynolds produced three of Binghamton’s four hits while extending his hitting streak to 14 games. The RubberDucks cashed in on two first-inning walks issued by Tyler Pill to take a 1-0 lead. Giovanny Urshela made Pill pay with an RBI single. Pill settled in. The righty worked around an error in a scoreless second, posted a shutout third and struck out the side in the fourth. He worked around a one-out single in the fifth and departed trailing 1-0. Akron starter Will Roberts tamed the B-Mets through six innings. Reynolds collected Binghamton’s first hit in the fourth inning. Cory Vaughn followed with a single, but the B-Mets could not break through. Reynolds started another threat in the sixth. With two outs, he ripped a drive into the left-field alley for his first triple of the season. He was stranded when Matt Clark flied out. The RubberDucks took advantage of sloppy B-Mets fielding behind Adam Kolarek in the eighth. Third baseman Dustin Lawley booted a grounder to start the inning and the

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Mets Minor League Roundup 4/18: Nimmo has four hits in St.Lucie win, Montero goes 4 innings in Vegas Loss


Mets Minor League Roundup 4/18:


Mets AAA - RENO 10, LAS VEGAS 7 (11): Rafael Montero started and went four innings, giving up four runs on six hits (including one home run), with six strikeouts and three walks. Vic Black pitched a scoreless eighth, ninth and 10th innings, but Jeff Walters surrendered a three-run homer to Didi Gregorious in the bottom of the 11th to end the ballgame. Eric Campbell went 3-for-5 and Taylor Teagarden and Anthony Seratelli hit home runs for the 51s. Bobby Abreu went 1-for-5 with a double and a walk. Box

Mets AA - NEW HAMPSHIRE 6, BINGHAMTON 3: The Fisher Cats broke open a 3-3 tie with three runs in the top of the ninth off B-Mets relief pitcher Jon Velasquez, who took the loss. Darin Gorski started for Binghamton and went six innings, giving up three runs on six hits (including three home runs), with six strikeouts and one walk. Kevin Plawecki had a team-high two hits for the B-Mets. Box

Mets High A - ST. LUCIE 15, FORT MYERS 9: Brandon Nimmo and T.J. Rivera had four hits apiece for St. Lucie, and Maikis De La Cruz hit a home run. Starting pitcher Michael Fulmer lasted just 2 1/3 innings, giving up eight runs on nine hits. Seth Lugo, who came in and gave up just one run on three hits in five innings of work, picked up the win. Box

Mets A - GREENVILLE at SAVANNAH (ppd.): The game will be made up as part of a May 15 doubleheader.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mets News: Mets cut 15 players to minor league camp


Mets News:


The Mets started to make their cuts down to minor league camp....

Left-handed reliever Josh Edgin was the most notable name dispatched to minor-league camp in the first round of cuts.

Edgin, who made 34 relief appearances for the Mets last season, was registering only in the upper-80s with his fastball.

Others sent to minor league camp: infielder Wilfredo Tovar, left-handers Steven Matz and Adam Kolarek, right-handers Erik Goeddel, Logan Verrett and Chasen Bradford, catcher Kevin Plawecki, infielder Daniel Muno, infielder/outfielder Dustin Lawley, and outfielders Brandon Nimmo and Cory Vaughn, outfielder Cesar Puello, left-hander Jack Leathersich and right-hander John Church.

The Mets sent 15 players overall to the minor-league side. That leaves 49 players still in big-league camp.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Mets News: ESPN Keith Law - Mets have the 6th Best Farm System


Best 1B Prospect?

Mets News:


ESPN.com’s Keith Law puts five Mets in his list of the top 100 prospects in baseball, with Noah Syndergaard the highest ranked at No. 24.

Travis d'Arnaud (36), Dominic Smith (37), Rafael Montero (60) and Brandon Nimmo (92) round out the list.

Dominic Smith is the highest ranked first baseman on Law’s list and the only first baseman to appear in the top 50.

On Tuesday, Law said the Mets have the sixth-best farm system in MLB.

Friday, August 23, 2013

2013 Mets Top 20 Prospects (Updated)


Here are the 2013 Mets Top 20 Prospects.

To be eligible to be on the list, a player must have rookie eligibility. To qualify for rookie status, a player must not have exceeded 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the Major Leagues, or accumulated more than 45 days on the active roster of a Major League club or clubs during the 25-player limit period, excluding time on the disabled list or in military service.

*Players are graded on a 2-8 scale for both present and future tools. 2-3 is well below average, 4 is below average, 5 is average, 6 is above average and 7-8 is plus.


1) Noah Syndergaard - RHP - Binghamton Mets (AA)

Scouting Grades* (present/future): Fastball: 6/7 | Curveball: 4/5 | Changeup: 5/6 | Control: 4/5 | Overall: 5/6

Syndergaard had a very successful full-season debut where he made the All-Star team, held hitters to a .212 average and struck out 10.6 per nine innings. He uses his height well, throwing downhill with some movement. Though his fastball is plus, thrown up to 96 mph consistently, he’s more than just a thrower. His power curve has improved as he’s added velocity to it and it could be an above-average breaking ball in the future. He has a power changeup as well, which is still a work in progress, but could give him a third above-average offering. Despite his size, he has an easy delivery and he throws strikes. His combination of stuff, pitchability and aggressiveness on the mound point to a possible future as a frontline starter.

2) Travis d'Arnaud - C - New York Mets

Scouting Grades (present/future): Hit: 5/6 | Power: 5/6 | Run: 3/3 | Arm: 5/6 | Field: 4/5 | Overall: 5/6

If it hadn’t been for some injuries, talk about d’Arnaud as a prospect would have long been a thing of the past and the buzz would be about him as one of the bright young catching stars in the big leagues. In 2012, he was tearing up the Pacific Coast League when he tore the PCL in his left knee. During the offseason, he was traded for an ace for the second time in his career. Initially a Phillies prospect, he was dealt to Toronto in the Roy Halladay deal. This time, he was the key part of a package sent from the Blue Jays to the Mets for R.A. Dickey. When healthy, he has the tools to be a top-flight all-around backstop. He’s agile and athletic with a good arm and has worked hard to improve his throwing. He has the ability to hit for both average and power and is a natural leader behind the plate, skills he should be able to show off in New York soon.

3) Rafael Montero - RHP - Las Vegas 51's (AAA)

Scouting Grades* (present/future): FB: 6/7 | Curve: 4/5 | Slider: 5/5 | Changeup: 4/5 | Control: 5/6 | Overall: 5/6

Since signing out of the Dominican Republic, a bit older than most international prospects, Montero has been on a bit of a fast track. He made three stops during his debut summer in 2011, then kept on going in 2012, pitching at both full-season A-ball affiliates while finishing fourth in the organization in ERA and batting average against. He's not the biggest guy in the world, but there aren't concerns about durability. Montero has a real feel for pitching, often pitching backwards with his slider and quality fading changeup. That doesn't mean he doesn't have a fastball. He can touch 95 mph with a ton of life. He can throw all of them for strikes, which bodes well for his future as a member of a big league rotation.

4) Wilmer Flores - 2B/INF - New York Mets

Scouting Grades (present/future): Hit: 4/6 | Power: 4/5 | Run: 3/3 | Arm: 6/6 | Field: 4/5 | Overall: 4/5

The 2012 season was a big one for the Mets infield prospect. Still very young, Flores made impressive progress at the plate, moving up to Double-A for the first time. He has a knack for making contact and is extremely tough to strike out. His overall approach at the plate improved and that helped him tap into his raw power more consistently. Initially a shortstop, Flores moved around the infield in 2012, spending more time at third than anywhere else, and that's a much better home for him given his lack of quickness. He has good hands and a strong arm, but the lack of range might continue to be an issue. Flores' bat might be ready to contribute soon, regardless of his position.

5) Brandon Nimmo - OF - Savannah Sand Gnats (A Full)

Scouting Grades* (present/future): Hit: 4/6 | Power: 4/6 | Run: 5/5 | Arm: 5/5 | Field: 4/5 | Overall: 5/6

When evaluating where Nimmo is on the development path, it's important to note that Brooklyn is not a very nice place to hit. Just ask Ike Davis, who hit zero homers in the New York-Penn League at age 21. Nimmo, the Wyoming native who didn't have a high school baseball team, hit six as a raw teenager. There's a lot of raw power to tap into for Nimmo and as he continues to refine his approach, he should have at least above-average pop in games. He does understand the strike zone quite well, so he should hit for average as well. A solid average runner, Nimmo has a good arm and while he has work to do to stay in center field, should be an average defender across the board. The Mets knew it might take Nimmo some time to develop given his experience, but in many ways he's ahead of the curve.

6) Cesar Puello - OF - Binghamton Mets (AA)

Scouting Grades* (present/future): Hit: 3/6 | Power: 5/6 | Run: 5/5 | Arm: 6/6 | Field: 5/6 | Overall: 4/6

In terms of pure raw tools, no one stands ahead of Puello in the Mets' organization. The 2013 season looked like the one where he would translate those tools into consistent performance, until he was suspended for 50 games for PED use in the wake of the Biogenesis investigation. Puello still has a good deal of raw power and the bat speed to be a good all-around hitter. He needs to continue to refine his approach at the plate so he can tap into that power, something that started to come in 2013. He has good speed and a very strong arm from the outfield, with the chance to be an above-average defender, either in center or right field. He'll need to prove to everyone that his breakout wasn't drug-enhanced after he returns from his suspension.

7) Dominic Smith - 1B/OF - GCL Mets (RK)

Scouting Grades* (present/future): Hit: 4/6 | Power: 4/5 | Run: 4/4 | Arm: 5/5 | Field: 5/6 | Overall: 4/5

For the third year in a row, the Mets took a high school position player with their first pick in the Draft and this time it was Smith, whom many thought to be the best pure prep hitter in the 2013 Draft class. The SoCal first baseman has the chance to be an above-average hitter and should add more power as he develops. While he's a quality defender at first, he is limited to that position, so how much pop he does add will determine just how well he profiles at the corner infield spot. Most are confident, however, that his bat should carry him to the big leagues.

8) Gavin Cecchini - SS - Brooklyn Cyclones (A Short)

Scouting Grades* (present/future): Hit: 4/6 | Power: 2/4 | Run: 5/5 | Arm: 5/5 | Field: 5/6 | Overall: 5/6
If Cecchini needs advice about the travails of Minor League life, he can ask his older brother, Garin, who was a fourth-round pick of the Red Sox in 2010. Of course his father, who doubled as his high school coach, well-prepared him for the path ahead. Gavin is a scrappy middle infielder who should be able to play shortstop long-term thanks to good range, a solid arm and plus instincts. Those instincts also helps his solid average speed play up on the basepaths. He projects to be a good all-around hitter with the ability to make consistent contact, even if it’s not with that much power. He plays the game the right way and that plus makeup should help him move up the organizational ladder.

9) Kevin Plawecki - C - St. Lucie Mets (A Adv)

Scouting Grades* (present/future): Hit: 3/5 | Power: 4/5 | Run: 3/3 | Arm: 5/5 | Field: 5/6 | Overall: 4/5

The 2012 Draft class wasn't a great one in terms of catching depth, especially from the college ranks, so Plawecki was able to ride a strong junior season at Purdue into the supplemental first round. At Purdue, he was a contact-first, offensive-minded catcher, but he has some obvious strength and should hit for more power in the future (he did hit seven homers, including four at home in Brooklyn -- a tough park for hitters). He may not wow anyone with his skills behind the plate, but he's a solid receiver who works well with pitchers and with an arm that was strong and accurate enough to throw out 32 percent of would-be basestealers during his pro debut. There isn't much catching depth in the Mets' system and Plawecki rises right to the top of that class.

10) Jeurys Familia - RHP - Rehab Assignment

Scouting Grades* (present/future): Fastball: 7/7 | Slider: 5/6 | Changeup: 4/5 | Control: 3/4 | Overall: 5/6

There has never been any question about Familia’s arm strength and his ability to generate swings and misses, with his strikeout rate of nearly a batter per inning throughout his Minor League career. He can maintain his mid-90s velocity throughout his starts with good sink. His slider with short bite gives him a very good breaking ball to complement his fastball, and it has a cutter-type action. He shows some feel for a sinking changeup, though he doesn’t throw it much, especially when he’s coming out of the bullpen. His lack of command and the lack of a consistent third pitch makes most thinking a relief role makes the most sense, with the potential to be a future closer.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/7: Wilfredo Tovar Homers Twice for Binghamton, Brandon Nimmo goes 3 for 5 for Savannah


Mets Minor League Roundup 8/7:


AA - ALTOONA 5, BINGHAMTON 4: Wilfredo Tovar homered twice, but B-Mets pitchers had three costly throwing errors as a five-game winning streak ended. Tovar blasted a solo shot against Casey Sadler in the second to open the scoring. In the third, poor fielding allowed Altoona to respond. After the first two batters reached, Sadler pushed a bunt back to the mound. Erik Goeddel tried to force out the lead runner at third base, but an errant throw allowed two runners to score. Alen Hanson followed with another bunt, and Goeddel’s throw went awry down the right-field line to put Altoona up, 3-1. Cory Vaughn brought the B-Mets within a run with a solo homer in the fourth. It was his second homer since rejoining the B-Mets on Tuesday. He has seven RBIs in three games. Goeddel departed after six innings with the B-Mets trailing, 3-2. Armando Rodriguez entered in the seventh and allowed two runs in the frame. After Carlos Paulino's single, Rodriguez sent an errant pickoff attempt past first base that allowed the runner to advance to third. The next pitch was belted off the right-field wall by Mel Rojas Jr. for an RBI triple. Pinch hitter Andy Vasquez then placed a suicide squeeze down the third-base line to score the final Altoona run. In the bottom half, Tovar lifted a two-run shot over the left-field wall to bring the B-Mets within a run. Richard Lucas singled later in the inning, but was stranded. It was the first multi-homer game of Tovar's professional career. Darrell Ceciliani and Pedro Lopez were ejected in the bottom of the seventh inning by plate umpire Nick Mahrley. Box

A+ - BRADENTON 8, ST. LUCIE 5: Starter Domingo Tapia surrendered seven runs in 1 1/3 innings. Box

A - CHARLESTON 9, SAVANNAH 7: The RiverDogs snapped a seven-game losing streak, taking the lead for good with a three-run sixth. Gregory Bird launched a go-ahead two-run homer against reliever Tyler Vanderheiden for the game's final runs. The Sand Gnats (23-19/66-45) had taken a brief 7-6 lead with three runs in the bottom of the fifth. The key hit in the frame was a two-run single by Nelfi Zapata. Charleston had taken its first lead, 6-4, with three runs in the top half against Savannah starter Marcos Camarena. Helped by a walk and two hit-by-pitches, the 'Dogs scored three runs on just one hit in the inning. The Gnats built a 4-1 lead with two runs apiece in the first and second innings. In the second, Brandon Nimmo (3-for-5) doubled home two runs. Savannah pitching had not allowed a run in the first 18 innings of the series against Charleston. Box

RK - KINGSPORT 7, PULASKI 4: Starter Yoan Gonzalez allowed two runs (none earned) in six innings. The K-Mets (25-19) produced a five-run fourth that included a solo homer by Jon Leroux and a two-run single by Amed Rosario. Box

SS - BROOKLYN 4, CONNECTICUT 3: The Cyclones overcame a 3-2 deficit with a two-run eighth. Matthew Oberste singled and moved to third on James Roche's double. Connecticut was forced to bring the infield in, and Jonathan Clark hit a seeing eye-single through the left side to plate the tying run. With men on the corners and one out, Tomas Nido ripped a line-drive single up the middle to give Brooklyn its first lead. John Mincone then notched his sixth save, pulling him even for the New York-Penn League lead. Box

RK - GCL CARDINALS at GCL METS (ppd.)

Monday, August 05, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/5: Francisco Pena hits 3-run HR in Vegas Victory, Brandon Nimmo goes 3 for 4 with a 2-run HR for Savannah


Nimmo

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/5:


AAA - LAS VEGAS 5, MEMPHIS 2: Francisco Pena belted a three-run homer in a five-run fourth. He had been hitless in 11 at-bats on the road trip before the long ball. Chris Schwinden (5-9) allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and a walk in six innings. Lucas Duda pinch-hit in the ninth as his rehab assignment shifted to Triple-A. Wilmer Flores began the game at first base with Zach Lutz at third base, but the players flipped positions in the sixth inning. Flores was 1 for 5 in the game. Lutz was 1 for 4 with RBI's. Tim Byrdak retired lefty-hitting Greg Garcia, the lone batter he faced, on a pop-up in the southpaw's 51s debut after 14 appearances with Class A St. Lucie. Greg Burke notched his fourth save despite allowing three baserunners to reach in the bottom of the ninth with one out -- two via hit by pitch. Box

A+ - CLEARWATER at ST. LUCIE (canceled)

A - SAVANNAH 6, CHARLESTON 0: Luis Cessa struck out a season-high 12 batters in eight scoreless innings while allowing four hits and walking none. Paul Sewald completed the shutout with a scoreless ninth that included three strikeouts. Brandon Nimmo went 3-for-4 and had a two-run homer in a five-run eighth. The Gnats grabbed a 1-0 lead in the third inning. Singles from Dimas Ponce, Jorge Rivero and Nimmo loaded the bases with none out. Ponce then scored on a groundball double play from Maikis De La Cruz. In addition to Nimmo's homer, Savannah picked up RBI singles from Eudy Pina, Greg Pron and Albert Cordero in the eighth. Box

RK - GCL METS 7, GCL MARLINS 0: Octavio Acosta tossed six scoreless innings and combined with Ty Williams, Jose Encarnacion and Cameron Griffin on the five-hit shutout. Jhoan Urena and Ivan Wilson had three hits and two runs scored apiece. Box

Monday, July 01, 2013

Mets News: Brandon Nimmo Voted in by Fans for 2013 Future Games


Mets News:


2011 First-Round Pick Brandon Nimmo has been voted in by fans to the July 14 Futures Game at Citi Field. Nimmo, 20, will join Mets farmhands Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero in the All-Star showcase for top prospects.

Nimmo is hitting .277 with one homer, 22 RBIs and four steals in 202 at-bats with low-A Savannah. He missed a month of the season with hand and back injuries.

Brandon Nimmo's Minor League Stats:


YearAgeTmABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBA
2011182 Teams3858002400614.211
201118Mets295700240039.241
201118Kingsport90100000035.111
201219Brooklyn2664166202640154678.248
201320Savannah202355665122432865.277
3 Seasons506811302679665880157.257
Rk (1 season)3858002400614.211
A (1 season)202355665122432865.277
A- (1 season)2664166202640154678.248
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/1/2013.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/27: Nimmo starts the comeback for Savannah, Plawecki forced to leave game with injury


Mets Minor League Roundup 6/27:


AAA - TACOMA 2, LAS VEGAS 0: Vegas was shut out by Tacoma Pitcher Danny Hultzen.. Ike Davis went 0-4 with 1 strikeout, his Average dropped to .283..The 51's only had 3 hits to muster. Box

AA - TRENTON at BINGHAMTON (ppd): Thursday night’s game between the B-Mets and Thunder was postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader on July 26 at 5:30 p.m. Rain has affected four straight B-Mets games. Monday at Portland started with an 84-minute delay. Tuesday’s game was suspended after two innings. Wednesday’s game was postponed before it began.

A+ - PALM BEACH 10, ST. LUCIE 6: Catcher Kevin Plawecki was forced to leave the game after shifting over for a breaking pitch in the dirt while catching. He appeared to be in pain, possibly in the hip area. Palm Beach built a 10-1 lead. Starter Angel Cuan was charged with nine runs (six earned) on nine hits and four walks in 5 1/3 innings. Jayce Boyd produced a three-run homer in the seventh. Dustin Lawley went 3-for-5. Box

A - SAVANNAH 10, ROME 3: Savannah starter Logan Taylor left the game after 1 2/3 innings, accompanied by the team trainer. Julian Hilario gave the Gnats 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, his longest outing of the year, to take the team's pitching staff through the fifth inning. The Gnats (3-4/46-30) broke a 1-1 tied with a five-run sixth. Brandon Nimmo began the frame with a single. After Greg Pron walked, Cole Frenzel rolled a single into right field to score Nimmo from second with the go-ahead run. Nelfi Zapata followed with a line-drive single to plate Pron. Albert Cordero's single and Phillip Evans' double each scored a run. Cordero trotted home with the final run of the inning on a wild pitch for a 6-1 lead. The Braves picked up two runs in the seventh against eventual winning pitcher Tyler Vanderheiden. Vanderheiden left the bases loaded for Hunter Carnevale. Carnevale forced home the second run of the inning with a walk to make the score 6-3, but recovered to strike out Chris Edmonson and leave the bases loaded. Savannah added three runs in the seventh, keyed by a two-run double from Evans. Evans finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Box

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