Showing posts with label Noah Syndergaard. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Noah Syndergaard. Show all posts

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Pics of the Day: 2014 Mets Spring Training Pics

Curtis Granderson Throwing Baseball

Noah Syndergaard Signing for the Fans

Thursday, January 30, 2014

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

Best 1B Prospect?

Mets News:’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.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Video: Mets Prospect Noah Syndergaard likes throwing inside

Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard sits down with SNY Hot Stove's John Harper to discuss his arsenal of pitches and mentality on the mound.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Video / Scouting Report: Mets Number One Prospect RHP Noah Syndergaard

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Noah Syndergaard / RHP, NYM
Born 8/29/1992 (21 yrs old)
Mansfield, TX, USA

Height 6-7
Weight 200
Bats/Throws L/R

Scouting Report via Baseball Prospect Nation

Body (6-5, 200): Extra-large frame with really long legs and long arms. High waist. Good shoulder width with room to fill out and add strength. Solid athleticism with good control of his body.

Delivery/Mechanics: Relatively simple delivery that he controls well despite size and long limbs. Consistent landing point and good line to the plate. Arm action gets a little short on the back side but he repeats it well. Some effort throughout drive to the plate and some scouts don’t love it.

Fastball (FB) Velocity (Wind-up): High – 100, Low – 90, Average – 93-95, Grade – 70/80

Fastball (FB) Velocity (Stretch): High – 99, Low 90, Average 93-94, Grade – 70/80

Fastball (FB) Movement: Really good plane to the plate because of height and long arms. Good angle makes him difficult to square and helps induce ground balls. Has some boring action at times. Shows ability to add sink as well and should have more consistent ability to do so with additional experience. Grade – 60/70

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Mets News: Noah Syndergaard Named Mets Top Prospect

Mets News:

Noah Syndergaard has been named the Mets' top prospect by Baseball America. Syndergaard was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays in the December 2012 trade that also brought Travis d'Arnaud and Wuilmer Becerra to the organization for R.A. Dickey.

Here is the full top-10 list:

1. Noah Syndergaard, rhp
2. Travis d’Arnaud, c
3. Rafael Montero, rhp
4. Dominic Smith, 1b
5. Kevin Plawecki, c
6. Wilmer Flores, 2b/1b
7. Amed Rosario, ss
8. Brandon Nimmo, of
9. Gavin Cecchini, ss
10. Jacob deGrom, rhp

Friday, September 27, 2013

Mets News: Mets Announce Organization Awards - Dykstra, Plawecki, Ynoa get top honors

Mets News:

The Mets have announced their organization awards, they named first baseman Allan Dykstra and catcher Kevin Plawecki as their co-minor league players of the year. Right-hander Gabriel Ynoa has been named the organization's top pitching performer. Dykstra hit 21 HR's and drove in 82 RBI's, Ynoa won 17 games including two post-season games and had a ERA of 2.72 with 106 K's in 135 innings. Plawecki batted .305 with 80 RBI's.

Those prospects, along with individual level award winners, will be honored during a pregame ceremony at Citi Field on Friday night.

The individual level Sterling Award winners:

• Right-hander Rafael Montero (Las Vegas)

• Right-handers Noah Syndergaard and Jeff Walters (Binghamton)

• Outfielder/third baseman Dustin Lawley (St. Lucie)

• First baseman Jayce Boyd (Savannah)

• Right-hander Robert Whalen (Kingsport)

• Right-hander Robert Gsellman (Brooklyn)

• First baseman Dominic Smith (Gulf Coast League)

• Outfielder John Mora and left-hander Jose Medina (Dominican Summer League)

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.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/16: Noah Syndergaard throws five scoreless for Binghamton

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/16:

AAA - LAS VEGAS 6, SALT LAKE 4: Zach Lutz's ninth-inning single against Cory Rasmus plated Eric Campbell with the tiebreaking run. Matt den Dekker then scored on a balk for a two-run cushion. John Church pitched a perfect bottom half for his third save save. Lutz also had produced a solo homer against Tommy Hanson in the second inning. Box

AA - BINGHAMTON 1, NEW BRITAIN 0: The B-Mets took one step closer to the postseason as Blake Forsythe delivered a solo homer and Noah Syndergaard tossed five scoreless innings. The B-Mets posted their fourth shutout win in August. Forsythe homered to lead off the third against Cole De Vries. It was his ninth long ball of the season, and his second in two games. Syndergaard dominanted the Rock Cats. He scattered three hits over five innings while earning his sixth B-Mets win. He faced no more than four batters in any inning and matched a career high with 10 strikeouts. In the sixth, Ryan Fraser entered and allowed a single and a walk with one out as New Britain put together its biggest threat of the night. Fraser escaped the jam by forcing Miguel Sano and Reynaldo Rodriguez to fly out. He followed with a scoreless seventh before handing the ball to Chasen Bradford. Bradford retired all three batters he faced, requiring only 10 pitches. Jeff Walters slammed the door with a perfect ninth to earn his 35th save. Box

A+ -  JUPITER 7, ST. LUCIE 0: Hansel Robles allowed four runs in seven innings and the Mets mustered only four hits. Box


RK - KINGSPORT 11, BRISTOL 4: Jeyckol De Leon had four hits with a run scored, three RBIs
and two doubles. Michael Bernal also drove in three runs, capped by a solo homer in the sixth that completed Kingsport's scoring. Eris Peguero had a triple and double. The K-Mets took control in the second inning, plating seven runs on seven hits while sending 13 men to the plate. Seven straight batters reached safely with two outs, a barrage that chased Bristol starter Robinson Leyer after 1 2/3 innings. In his first appearance since a promotion from the Gulf Coast League, Brandon Welch lasted six innings and allowed four runs on six hits. Welch finished strongly, retiring the side in order in his last three innings. Edioglis Villasmil and Tyler Bashlor combined for three innings of scoreless relief. Kingsport (31-23) gained a game on division-leading Greeneville. The K-Mets now trail the Astros affiliate by 1.5 games in the West. The top two games in the Appalachian League make the playoffs. Kingsport is up 2.5 games for second place with 23 games remaining. Box

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/4: Rafael Montero shuts down Memphis, Noah Syndergaard gets win for Binghamton

Montero and Syndergaard

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/4:

AAA - LAS VEGAS 4, MEMPHIS 2: Zach Lutz and Matt den Dekker each had RBIs to lead Las Vegas to the win. Starter Rafael Montero picked up the win (3-3) with eight innings of one-run ball. He gave up only 4 hits while striking-out 4. Box

AA - BINGHAMTON 6, HARRISBURG 0: Binghamton pitched the shutout behind five shutout innings from Noah Syndergaard (5-0). Syndergaard lowered his ERA to 1.98. Daniel Muno hit a homer, and Rhyne Hughes had a pair of RBIs. Box

A+ - CLEARWATER 5, ST. LUCIE 2: Lucas Duda went 0-for-4 in St. Lucie's loss. Kevin Plawecki had the lone RBI. Starter Rainy Lara gave up four runs over seven innings. Box

A - GREENVILLE 8, SAVANNAH 6: Savannah blew a 6-3 lead entering the bottom of the eighth. Dimas Ponce went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored. Starter Seth Lugo gave up two hits and one run in six innings. Box

RK - GREENEVILLE 17, KINGSPORT 1: A seven-run third inning led to the blowout win for Greeneville. Starter Martires Arias gave up seven runs in 2 1/3 innings. Michael Bernal had the lone RBI for Kingsport. Box

SS - JAMESTOWN 9, BROOKLYN 5: Brooklyn blew a 5-2 lead as Jamestown scored the final seven runs. L.J. Mazzilli hit his first homer as part of a 2-for-4 day with three RBIs. Mazzilli is batting .298 for the Cyclones.. Box

Monday, July 29, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Valdespin PCL Player of the Week, Syndergaard EL Player of the Week, Niese throwing in Miami, Duda Moved to St.Lucie, Jason Bay DFA'd by Seattle

Mets News and Notes:

Jordany Valdespin has been named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week.

Since a demotion to Triple-A Las Vegas, Valdespin is hitting .500 (22-for-44) with two homers and 21 RBIs in 11 games.

The last Las Vegas player to win the league's weekly award: Ike Davis.

Right-hander Noah Syndergaard has been named Eastern League Player of the Week.

Syndergaard, obtained with Travis d'Arnaud and Wuilmer Becerra from the Toronto Blue Jays for R.A. Dickey in December, is 4-0 with a 2.25 ERA in seven starts since joining the B-Mets. He has struck out 46 and walked eight in 36 innings since the promotion to Double-A.

Jonathon Niese is visiting the Mets in Miami today and plans to throw a bullpen session for staff. Niese tossed two innings Saturday with the Gulf Coast League Mets in his first game action since returning from a partially torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder.

Lucas Duda's rehab assignment for an intercostal muscle strain is shifting from the Gulf Coast League to the Class A St. Lucie Mets today. Travis d'Arnaud (foot) remains with the GCL club.

Jason Bay has been designated for assignment by the Seattle Mariners to clear a spot for the return of Michael Morse from the disabled list. Bay was hitting .204 with 11 homers in 206 at-bats.

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/28: Noah Syndergaard strikes out eight for Binghamton


Mets Minor League Roundup 7/28:

AAA - LAS VEGAS 13, SACRAMENTO 4: In the completion of a suspended game from May 6, Wilmer Flores homered twice and had three extra-base hits. Ruben Tejada went 4-for-4 and scored twice. The game was called due to high winds and dust in the bottom of the seventh inning. The regularly scheduled game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Monday. The 51s took a two-game lead on Sacramento for first place in the Pacific Southern Division. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, TRENTON 1: In Game 2, Noah Syndergaard allowed one run -- on a two-out solo homer in the first -- and no other hits in six innings as the B-Mets split the doubleheader. Syndergaard struck out eight and walked none. Alonzo Harris was picked off first base to end Game 1. The lone run in the opener came in the second inning against Logan Verrett, on doubles by Andrew Clark and Carmen Angelini. Verrett allowed only three hits in five innings. Box 1, Box 2

A+ - LAKELAND 3, ST. LUCIE 0: St. Lucie was held hitless by Thomas Collier and Alex Burgos until Robbie Shields' leadoff single in the eighth. That was the lone hit produced by the Mets. Michael Fulmer (0-2) suffered the tough-luck loss. He allowed one run on seven hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings. Box

A - AUGUSTA 6, SAVANNAH 1: The teams exchanged runs in the first inning, but Savannah ultimately was denied a four-game sweep. Augusta executed a double-steal with runners at first and third to plate the game’s first run. In the bottom half, Jorge Rivero doubled and scored on Maikis De La Cruz’s sacrifice fly. It was the only run for the Gnats (16-16/59-42). The Jackets took the lead for good with three runs in the third inning against Savannah starter Julian Hilario, who made his first start of the season after 29 relief appearances. Chuckie Jones had a two-run triple in the frame. Five Savannah relievers followed Hilario for an inning apiece. Box

RK - KINGSPORT 9, BRISTOL 2: Rob Whalen (2-1) allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks while striking out seven in six innings. Ruben Reyes and Robert Coles combined for three scoreless relief innings. Yeixon Ruiz, Victor Cruzado and Joe Tuschak had three hits apiece. Box

SS - BROOKLYN 4, HUDSON VALLEY 2: John Gant allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits and no walks in six innings. In the first inning, L.J. Mazzilli singled and scored on Jared King's double for a 1-0 lead. Hudson Valley evened the score at 1 in the third. Ryan McChesney singled off Gant and reached third on a fielding error by third baseman Anthony Chavez. McChesney then scored on John Alexander's single. Chavez redeemed himself in the fifth, launching a two-run homer. In the sixth, the Renegades loaded the bases with one out as Ariel Soriano stepped to the plate. Gant was looking in for the sign and was called for a balk, scoring Alexander as Hudson Valley pulled within 3-2. Gant avoided further trouble, retiring Soriano and Omar Narvaez. Alex Sanchez connected on his first homer since Aug. 31, 2012 to restore a two-run cushion in the seventh. Box

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/23: Ruben Tejada goes 3 for 5 in Vegas Win, Noah Syndergaard goes to 3-0 for Binghamton, Dominic Smith goes 1 for 2 for GCL Mets


Mets Minor League Roundup 7/23:

AAA - LAS VEGAS 12, RENO 10: The 51s scored 10 runs in the third inning alone, and still barely won the game. Ruben Tejada went 3-for-5, and left fielder Mike Baxter, right fielder Jamie Hoffmann and catcher Juan Centeno had two hits apiece. (One of Baxter's hits was a homer, his fourth of the season.) Wilmer Flores returned from an ankle injury, started at first base, and went 1-for-4 with two RBIs. Jordany Valdespin went 0-for-3 with two walks. Starter Jacob deGrom gave up five runs on eights hits in 3 2/3 innings, with six strikeouts and four walks. Reliever Greg Burke allowed three runs in two innings, including a pair of homers, but Robert Carson pitched a scoreless ninth to get the save. Box

AA - BINGHAMTON 6, READING 3: The B-Mets scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning, and that was all they needed. Noah Syndergaard improved to 3-0 at Double-A, giving up two runs on four hits in five innings, with seven walks and one strikeout. Second baseman Daniel Muno and center fielder Darrell Ceciliani had two hits apiece. Box

The Mets won the first game of the doubleheader. Starter Rainy Lara got the win, giving up two earned runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings. Second baseman T.J. Rivera had two of St. Lucie's five hits. In the second game, which only went seven innings, Mets starter Domingo Tapia lasted just 2/3 of an inning, giving up three earned runs on two hits, with four walks. Box 1; Box 2

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/30: Ike Davis Contributes in Vegas Win, B-Mets Wins 50th - Syndergaard Pitches

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/30:

AAA - LAS VEGAS 4, TACOMA 1: Matt Fox limited Tacoma to three hits in six scoreless innings. Las Vegas (43-38) took a 2-0 lead in the second on Jamie Hoffmann's double, which scored Ike Davis and Brandon Hicks. The lead swelled to 4-0 in the fifth on Eric Campbell's double, which plated Davis and Hoffmann. Davis went 1-for-3 with a double and walk and is hitting .290 in the Pacific Coast League since his demotion. Greg Burke recorded the final four outs for his third save. Box

AA - BINGHAMTON 5, TRENTON 4: The B-Mets picked up their 50th win before July 1 for the first time in the franchise’s 22-year history. Noah Syndergaard surrendered a solo homer to Ramon Flores on the game's second pitch, but the deficit did not last long. Facing rehabbing Yankee Michael Pineda, Daniel Muno walked and Cesar Puello blasted a two-run homer into the railyard in left field. In the second, Pineda surrendered a leadoff single to Richard Lucas, walked Blake Forsythe and plunked Joe Bonfe to load the bases. Two batters later, Pineda walked Muno to force in a run. Pineda struck out the next four batters, but the stretch abruptly ended when Lucas hit a towering solo homer. Pineda allowed four runs, four hits and walked four in three innings. After the game-opening homer, Syndergaard held the Thunder scoreless through the next four innings and departed. He had a season-high nine strikeouts. B-Mets reliever Jim Fuller surrendered a three-run homer to Francisco Arcia in the sixth, tying the score at 4. But in the bottom half, Puello hit a hard groundball that skipped off of third baseman Reegie Corona's glove. It bounced into foul territory and allowed Wilfredo Tovar to score from second. Ryan Fraser and Pedro Feliciano each then contributed a scoreless inning. Closer Jeff Walters allowed two baserunners in the ninth, but struck out Andrew Clark for his league-leading 20th save. Walters is the first B-Met to earn 20 saves in a season since Eddie Kunz in 2008 (27 saves). The B-Mets (50-29) have won 10 consecutive series. They went 19-5 in June. Box

A+ - FORT MYERS 4, ST. LUCIE 1 (6 innings): Byron Buxton had three hits and scored three runs and Kennys Vargas had two hits and two RBIs as the Miracle won a rain-shortened six-inning game. The Miracle had a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the sixth when the game was called. Rainy Lara (2-3) allowed three runs on six hits over five innings. For St. Lucie (41-37), T.J. Rivera had two hits and scored on Matt den Dekker's RBI double. Box

Monday, June 24, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/23: Syndergaard shines in Double-A Debut

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/23:

AAA - SALT LAKE 6, LAS VEGAS 3: Jacob deGrom tossed six scoreless innings in his second Triple-A start, but Salt Lake rallied for six runs against the 51s' bullpen. DeGrom limited the Bees to three hits and four walks while striking out seven in a 98-pitch effort. Relievers Gonzalez Germen and Sean Henn as well as third baseman Eric Campbell committed errors as four of the runs were unearned. Ike Davis rested after seeing action in his first 12 games with Las Vegas (39-36). Brandon Hicks and Brian Bixler each contributed three hits and an RBI in the loss. Box

AA - BINGHAMTON 7, ERIE 2: Noah Syndergaard struck out seven in his Double-A debut, and the B-Mets (46-28) backed him with four homers -- two by Richard Lucas. Cesar Puellolaunched a first-inning solo homer against Erie's Matt Crouse. The long ball was Puello’s 14th this season, tying him for the Eastern League lead. Lucas hit the second homer of the day, an opposite-field shot to lead off the second. In the third, Erie tied the score with two runs against Syndergaard. Luis Castillo had a leadoff triple and scored when Marcus Lemon singled. One batter later, Jamie Johnson had a game-tying double. In the bottom half, Allan Dykstra gave the B-Mets a 3-2 lead with an RBI single. It became 4-2 later in the inning when Crouse threw a wild pitch. Later, Rhyne Hughes joined the scoring effort with his second homer in two games. Syndergaard departed his Double-A debut after six innings. He allowed two runs on five hits and struck out seven. Before he turned things over to the bullpen, Lucas gave the B-Mets a four-run lead with his second homer of the day. Adam Kolarek tossed two perfect relief innings. John Church struck out the side in the ninth. Binghamton placed Alonzo Harris on the DL with a concussion after he had a weekend outfield collision. Box

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Mets News: Prospect Syndergaard Promoted to Double-A

Mets News:

Right-hander Noah Syndergaard, the highly regarded pitching prospect obtained in the trade for R.A. Dickey, has been promoted to Double-A Binghamton, according to various tweets... .

Syndergaard, 20, went 3-3 with a 3.11 ERA in 12 starts for Class A St. Lucie. He has allowed 61 hits and 16 walks while striking out 64 in 63 2/3 innings.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/10: Syndergaard goes six in St.Lucie win, Brown hits two homers

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/10:

TACOMA 10, LAS VEGAS 7: Starter Chris Schwinden allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits and three walks in five innings. Andrew Brown homered twice and Wilmer Flores also went deep, all against Tacoma starter Hector Noesi. Brown, who had returned Friday from an oblique injury, went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and four RBIs. He is hitting .378. Box

ST. LUCIE 9, CLEARWATER 4: Noah Syndergaard struck out five in six innings and T.J. Rivera had two hits and two RBIs. Syndergaard, who allowed a solo homer to Maikel Franco and a single to Tommy Joseph in the second inning, then retired 13 straight. Kelly Dugan ripped a two-run homer against Syndergaard with two outs in the sixth to cut Clearwater's deficit to 6-3. Syndergaard allowed a hit and walk before departing in the seventh. He was charged with four runs and six hits with one walk. Jim Fuller issued a bases-loaded walk in the seventh before retiring Dugan on a flyout to escape further trouble in the inning. Randy Fontanez pitched a scoreless eighth. T.J. Chism worked around the bases loaded with a scoreless frame in the ninth. The Mets jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first inning. Rivera had a triple off the wall in center to score Jonathan Clark and Robbie Shields. Aderlin Rodriguez followed with an RBI single and later scored on wild pitch. Gilbert Gomez delivered a two-run single in the sixth to extend the Mets lead to 6-1. The Mets (32-29) also scored three runs in the ninth. Dustin Lawley had an RBI fielder's choice. Charley Thurber and Albert Cordero had back-to-back RBI singles. Box

ASHEVILLE at SAVANNAH (ppd.) The teams will play a doubeheader Tuesday. Box

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/3: Torres goes the distance, Syndergaard loses heartbreaker

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/3:

AAA - LAS VEGAS 8, FRESNO 0: Carlos Torres went the distance, tossing a three-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts and no walks. Eric Campbell went 3-for-4, scored three times and belted a three-run homer. Box

A - LAKELAND 2, ST. LUCIE 1: Harold Castro’s two-out, two-run double in the fifth against Noah Syndergaard proved to be the difference as Lakeland held off the Mets. Travis Taijeron hit his ninth homer, a solo blast to left in the ninth, to cut the deficit to one run. Taijeron (3-for-4), named Florida State League Player of the Week earlier in the day, has hit safely in eight straight games. He has four homers in his past three games. T.J. Rivera had two hits. Noah Syndergaard suffered his third loss despite allowing two runs on six hits over five innings. He struck out five and walked none. Syndergaard struck out the side in the second. Chasen Bradford and Randy Fontanez pitched two scoreless innings apiece. Fontanez struck out five. The Mets (30-25) finished 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left eight on base. They loaded the bases in the sixth with one out against Lakeland starter Jeff Ferrell, but Dustin Lawley struck out and Aderlin Rodriguez grounded out. Box

Friday, May 17, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/16: Syndergaard K's 10 in no decision

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/16:

Class AAA - OMAHA 5, LAS VEGAS 4: Andrew Brown tripled and scored on Wilmer Flores' groundout to open the ninth, but the 51s ultimately stranded the bases loaded as Donnie Joseph struck out Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Omaha had taken a 5-3 lead in the eighth on run-scoring groundout against Josh Edgin in the southpaw's Pacific Coast League debut after a promotion from Binghamton. Starter D.J. Mitchell (1-1) surrendered four runs on 10 hits and a walk in five innings as his ERA swelled to 6.75. Eric Campbell went 3-for-3 with two RBIs in the loss. Flores also had two RBIs for the 51s (18-20). Box

Class A - BREVARD COUNTY 4, ST. LUCIE 3: T.J. Mittelstaedt had a walk-off RBI double in the ninth against T.J. Chism. The Mets (23-15) dropped three of four games in the series. Noah Syndergaard received a no-decision despite striking out a season-high 10 batters in 6 2/3 innings while walking none. He allowed seven hits and two runs. Throw out an April 18 start in which Syndergaard allowed seven runs in three innings and he otherwise has a 1.30 ERA in seven starts. Cameron Garfield's two-run triple in the sixth tied the score at 2 against Syndergaard. Rylan Sandoval had a bases-loaded two-run single in the top half of that inning. Hamilton Bennett pitched a scoreless relief inning and had three strikeouts. Randy Fontanez suffered the loss. He allowed one hit and struck out two in an inning. Chism came on in relief with a runner at second and two outs in the ninth before allowing the game-winning hit. Jenrry Mejia will make the start on a major league rehab assignment for the Mets as Friday's starter at Bradenton. Box

Class A - SAVANNAH 6, AUGUSTA 0 (11 innings): The Gnats ended a scoreless duel with six runs in the 11th, highlighted by a pinch-hit two-run single from Maikis De La Cruz. A pair of throwing errors by Augusta third baseman Mitchell Delfino resulted in four unearned runs. Starter Rainy Lara surrendered only two hits and a walk in eight innings. He combined with Bret Mitchell (1-1) and Beck Wheeler on the four-hit shutout. Lara retired the final 11 batters he faced and shaved his ERA to 1.17, which ranks second in the South Atlantic League. Box

Friday, May 10, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/9: Syndergaard goes seven innings in win

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/9:

Class AAA - LAS VEGAS 6, ROUND ROCK 5: Trailing by a run in the bottom of the eighth, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Collin Cowgill delivered consecutive doubles to even the score at 5. Josh Satin then plated Cowgill with an RBI single. Greg Burke pitched a scoreless ninth for his second save. Zach Lutz and Wilmer Flores had contributed early solo homers as Las Vegas built a 4-0 lead. Chris Schwinden took a scoreless effort into the seventh, when he and Gonzalez Germen combined to surrender five runs. Box

Class AA - HARRISBURG 6, BINGHAMTON 1: Paul Demny and Ian Krol combined to throw the first no-hitter against the B-Mets since Aug. 13 , 2001. Demny hit a batter and walked another in the first inning, but escaped unscathed. He retired seven in a row until walking Allan Dykstra in the fourth. His night ended at 113 pitches after eight innings. Krol threw a perfect ninth. Cesar Puello went 0-for-3, ending his 15-game hitting streak, which had been the longest active in Double-A. Binghamton scored its lone run in the seventh. After Dykstra led off with his third walk of the game, he moved to third base on a throwing error by Demny. With runners on the corners, Francisco Pena grounded into a run-scoring 3-6-1 double-play. Harrisburg got its offense going right away against B-Mets starter Jacob deGrom. After a throwing error by the catcher Pena on a bunt attempt in the first inning, Anthony Rendon doubled in a run. He came around to score when Jerad Head singled. Harrisburg scored another unearned run in the second, on Dykstra's throwing error. In the sixth, the Senators busted the game open. After Jimmy Van Ostrand doubled and Sandy Leon was intentionally walked, Ricky Hague doubled down the left-field line to knock in both runners. He then scored a batter later when Demny helped himself out with an RBI double. DeGrom’s night ended after 5 2/3 innings. He gave up six runs on nine hits. He is now 0-4 in five Double-A starts. In deGrom’s outings, Binghamton has scored a total of five runs. Collin Cowgill had two hits , which were two doubles and drove in a run..  Box

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/3: Nieuwenhuis' nice catch (video), Syndergaard Hammered

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/3:

Class AAA - SACRAMENTO 3, LAS VEGAS 0: Bruce Billings, Hideki Okajima and Dan Otero combined on a three-hit shutout of the 51s. Chris Schwinden took a scoreless effort into the fifth but ultimately was charged with two runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out five in five innings. Kirk Nieuwenhuis also made a nice catch over the center field wall in a losing effort ( video below).  Box

Class AA - HARRISBURG 3, BINGHAMTON 1: The B-Mets stranded the tying run on base in the ninth inning and went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position in the final two innings. One out shy of suffering their third shutout loss of the season, the B-Mets cracked the scoreboard when Cesar Puello blasted a 1-1 offering from Ian Krol over the left-field wall for his first homer of the season. Krol then walked Francisco Pena and hit Wilfredo Tovar with an 0-2 pitch to put the tying run on
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