Showing posts with label Reese Havens. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Reese Havens. Show all posts

Monday, April 15, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 4/14: Havens, Wheeler, Vaughn, Montero, Nimmo


Mets Minor League Roundup 4/14:


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Class AAA - LAS VEGAS 5, COLORADO SPRINGS 4 (11 innings): Reese Havens' single to center scored Juan Lagares for the walk-off win. In his third start with the 51s, Zack Wheeler surrendered three earned runs on six hits and no walks while striking out eight in 5 1/3 innings. He surrendered a solo homer to Tyler Colvin. The ex-Cub Colvin also homered in the eighth against Greg Peavey to even the score at 4. Havens, who was removed from the 40-man roster at the end of spring training and cleared waivers, is hitting .333. Lagares, who scored the decisive run, had homered in the seventh against Josh Outman to give Las Vegas a 4-3 lead. Jamie Hoffmann contributed a three-run homer in the second inning. Box

Class AA - BINGHAMTON 6, NEW HAMPSHIRE 3: Cory Vaughn belted a three-run homer and Blake Forsythe contributed a solo shot in the victory. Binghamton got the offense started right away against right-hander Austin Bibens-Dirkx. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the first, Allan Dykstra produced a sacrifice fly, scoring Darrell Ceciliani. Forsythe's homer in the second made it 2-0. New Hampshire answered in the third with an RBI single by Kevin Pillar. In the bottom half, Vaughn’s three-run blast put the B-Mets up 5-1. Both teams picked up single runs in the fifth. Brad Glenn hit a solo homer for New Hampshire. Cesar Puello got the run back with an RBI single. Rafael Montero finished his day after five innings. He allowed two runs on three hits and struck out six. Mark Cohoon tossed a scoreless sixth and seventh, but ran into trouble in the eighth. After giving up one run on two doubles, Jack Leathersich entered. He retired the side without any further damage. In the ninth, Jeff Walters tossed a scoreless frame to record his second save. Vaughn’s

Monday, February 25, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Mets to Lose Money?, Upton/Bourn Notes, Duda, Gee, Niese, Syndergaard, Mets Fishing


Mets News and Notes:

Josh Kosman in the Post reports the Mets again will lose money this season. Writes Kosman:

The team is expecting to lose more than $10 million this year, after bleeding red the past two seasons, while attendance is projected to fall for a fifth straight year, The Post has learned.

The owners can expect to take about $65 million from separately owned SportsNet New York cable network, which airs Mets games. However, Citi Field saps $43 million in debt payments, leaving a net gain of $22 million from those two assets. That means there won’t be much left to sink into the ballclub. …

The team should have more financial freedom next year, when some $50 million in payroll comes off the books, thanks to expiring contracts with Johan Santana, Jason Bay and Frank Francisco, although Bay will continue to receive deferred payments.

However, the Mets have paid only some of the $320 million in principal due lenders in 2014, making next year’s talks potentially tense if the Mets do not hit their own not-so-rosy projections, the source said.

John Harper in the Daily News says the Mets pitched trading Daniel Murphy or Ruben Tejada to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Justin Upton late in the offseason. As for the draft-pick issue with Michael Bourn, Harper reported the Mets received a favorable initial reaction from MLB about getting the No. 11 draft pick protected, but other teams began to complain when the Mets’ desire became public. MLB then changed its stance.

Pedro Feliciano will be held out from baseball activity for two weeks while he wears a monitor that will allow team doctors to gauge the severity of his heart issue.

Lucas Duda, who is adjusting his routine at the plate, struck out in all four plate appearances against the Astros and is now 0-for-7 with six strikeouts in Grapefruit League play. Terry Collins said Duda is getting caught with his front foot still in the air as the ball reaches the plate.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Future Stars: CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis and 2B Reese Havens, Are they ready for prime time??


(CF) Kirk Nieuwenhuis is a Mets Future Star and one of the Mets Top Ten Prospects coming into the 2012 season (ranked 7th according to Baseball America). He had undergone surgery on July 2011 to repair a torn labrum in his left, non-throwing shoulder. This was not only a season-ending injury for Kirk, but a potentially career damaging one.

Although it was not to his throwing shoulder, an injury of this sort completely stops their ability to play baseball until it is fully healed. He cannot swing, and for a player who needs more at-bats in AAA to continue his development, this injury will halt his potential MLB debut by at least a year. That means he probably won't touch a baseball field until Late July 2012, just for rehab.

Nieuwenhuis, 24, hit .298 (56-188) with six home runs and 14 RBI in 53 games for Buffalo (AAA) of the International League last season. The 6-3, 215-pound outfielder participated in his first major league Spring Training in 2011.

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Mets protect seven of their top prospects, put them on the 40 man roster


Kirk Nieuwenhuis
With an abnormally large number of their top prospects vulnerable in next month's Rule 5 Draft, the Mets on Friday performed some extensive roster shuffling to keep their farm system intact.

The Mets added pitchers Robert Carson and Jeurys Familia, outfielders Juan Lagares, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Cesar Puello, and infielders Wilmer Flores and Reese Havens to their 40-man roster, ensuring that no team can select those players in the Rule 5 Draft proceedings at the Winter Meetings in Dallas.

They opted not to protect pitcher Brad Holt and infielder Jefry Marte, among others, leaving those players exposed to other teams.

Monday, November 08, 2010

2011 - Top 20 Mets Prospects by John Sickels


John Sickels of  Minor League Ball  gives us his Mets Top 20 Mets Prospects:

New York Mets Top 20 for 2011 (Should be Top 21)

1) Wilmer Flores, SS, Grade B+: He's coming around with the bat. How fast will the new regime push him, and what position will he play long-term?

2) Jenrry Mejia, RHP, Grade B: I'm concerned enough about his health to lower his grade a notch, but I still like him. Not a technical rookie due to service time, but under the innings limit and people ask about him.

3) Matt Harvey, RHP, Grade B: Love the power arm, but lingering questions about his command keep him from higher grade at this point.

4) Aderlin Rodriguez, 3B, Grade B-: I am very impressed with his power but concerned about defense and reports of bad work ethic.

5) Fernando Martinez, OF, Grade B-: Stock is starting to slip. Still young, still has potential, but development hampered by injuries and poor handling by previous front office. May need change of scenery.

6) Cory Vaughn, OF, Grade B-: Tools are excellent. If he maintains the improved approach he showed in the NY-P, he'll blossom.

7) Juan Urbina, LHP, Grade B-: Highly projectable but a long way from the majors. Grade is somewhat aggressive but I like what I hear about him.

8) Reese Havens, 2B, Grade C+: Would rank higher with at least a B- or a B if he could stay healthy.

9) Lucas Duda, OF-1B, Grade C+: Older prospect, turned on the power this year, should be a useful bat.

10) Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF, Grade C+: I think he'll be a useful fourth outfielder but if he can refine his skills further he could be a decent starter. I originally had him at 14 on this list, but looking at it again that was too low. That said, he's got some weaknesses with contact that have to be addressed. But he's younger and more athletic than Lutz and needs to rank ahead of him.

11) Zach Lutz, 3B, Grade C+: A third base version of Duda; lots of power, other skills marginal.

12) Cesar Puello, OF, Grade C+: Others may rank him higher due to speed and tools. Very young, fast, lack of power is a concern, many similar players have failed and something is making me cautious here.

13) Jeurys Familia, RHP, Grade C+: Still like the arm, could bloom if control sharpens up again. He's actually a sleeper again.

14) Armando Rodriguez, RHP, Grade C+: Scouting reports point to mediocre stuff, but excellent statistics.

15) Sean Ratliff, OF, Grade C+: Was Double-A breakout genuine or a fluke? Has always had power, but strikeouts held him back.

16) Albert Cordero, C, Grade C+: Sleeper catching prospect features good glove, power, but needs to tighten strike zone.

17) Matt Den Dekker, OF, Grade C+: I think he can be a good fourth outfielder.

18) Darrell Ceciliani, OF, Grade C+: Younger and faster than Den Dekker and Nieuwenhuis, but less polished.

19) Jefry Marte, 3B, Grade C+: Improved slightly and very young.

20) Mark Cohoon, LHP, Grade C+: Finesse lefty could reach majors in '11.

21) Dillon Gee, RHP, Grade C: He can eat up innings but I think his ceiling is limited.
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