New York Mets Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Baseball America recently unveiled their list of top ten Mets prospects and topping the list is Dominican phenom Fernando Martinez. The kid’s just turned nineteen and he posted good but not great numbers at the Double A level. The kid is a little raw but he definitely has the tools to succeed and it looks like the Mets hope him to be playing with the big league club as early as 2009.
Deolis Guerra checks in at number two as the top pitching prospect and like Martinez, he’s very young. He’ll turn 19 in April and he already has a full season at St. Lucie under his belt. While he didn’t post great numbers, he was at least a level ahead of himself age wise. He did have some shoulder problems and he has yet to throw more then 100 innings in a season. I wouldn’t mind Guerra starting the season back at St. Lucie just to work on some of his pitches against lesser talent before he makes the push to Binghamton.
Carlos Gomez comes in at number three and unlike the top two, he’s major league ready. He hurt his hand when he was hit by a pitch but like the column says, Gomez should compete with Lastings Milledge for a starting outfield job.
Kevin Mulvey and Eddie Kunz round out the top five. Interestingly, Philip Humber has slipped all the way to seven after showing up at four last year.
Kevin Mulvey gave up just four hits and he struck out eight in seven shutout innings as the Zephyrs pulled off a 6-0 win that moved them to the PCL Finals. Carlos Muniz was very solid in two shutout innings of relief to close the game out. He didn’t allow a single baserunner and he struck out two.
Jesus Feliciano was the hitting star and he played a role in four of the Zephyr’s six runs. He went three for four with a double, a homerun, three RBIs and two runs.
Kevin Mulvey had a tough time on the mound and he fell to 6-7 on the season in the Mets 7-1 loss. He gave up six runs (four earned) on ten hits and one walk with three strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.
Mark Kiger went two for four in the loss. Wilson Batista doubled and he drove in the only Mets run.
The upper ends of the Mets minor league system had a tough time as, like the Zephyrs, the Binghamton Mets were shutout on five hits. There were no extra base hits and Jose Coronado was the only hitter who reached base more then once. He went one for two with two walks.
Kevin Mulvey took the loss and he fell to 6-6 on the season with a mixed start. He gave up five runs but only one of them was earned. He did give up seven hits and three walks with two strikeouts in six innings.
The Mets didn’t score until the ninth inning but they got exactly enough runs to pick up the win in a 3-2 win. Brett Harper had the big hit in the inning with a two run homer. The long ball was his tenth homerun of the season.
Kevin Mulvey threw eight outstanding innings and he improved to 6-5 on the season. He gave up one run on eight hits and three walks with three strikeouts.
Kevin Mulvey was shelled in his start for the Mets and he dropped to 5-5 on the season. He gave up six runs on three hits and five walks with two strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.
Brett Harper was the hitting star in the loss. He went two for five with a homerun, two RBIs and two runs.
Kevin Mulvey improved to 5-4 on the season with a nice start in Binghamton’s 9-2 win over New Britain. He gave up two runs on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts in seven solid innings.
Corey Coles was the hitting star. He went one for four with a walk, a triple, three RBIs and two runs.
Kevin Mulvey improved to 4-4 on the season with a nice start in the Mets 5-2 win over the Fisher Cats. He gave up two runs on five hits and two walks with five strikeouts in six solid innings.
Caleb Stewart was the hitting star in the win. He went two for four with two doubles and two runs scored. Wilson Batista also had a nice game and he went two for four with a run.
Kevin Mulvey had a tough start. While he gave up seven hits, all three of his runs were unearned because of one tough inning in the fifth. A throwing error by Corey Ragsdale would have made it three outs but a susbsequent double piled on the runs in the inning.
There really were no hitting stars in this one. Nobody reached base more then once and there wasn’t a single extra base hit in the 3-1 loss.
Binghamton had as many errors in their 3-1 loss to the Fisher Cats then they did hits as they were held to one run on four hits. Miguel Negron drove in the only run of the game for the Mets.
Kevin Mulvey took the loss and he dropped to 1-3. He gave up three runs (one earned) on four hits with three strikeouts in five innings.
Miguel Negron provided plenty of offense in Binghamton’s 5-2 win over Trenton. He went two for five with a double and three RBIs. Enrique Cruz both scored a run and drove in one without getting a hit but he did pick up three walks.
Kevin Mulvey picked up his first win of the season in a solid start. He gave up two runs on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts in five innings.
Binghamtom got a nice pitching performance in the first game of a double header with Portland but not as good of one with some pretty poor hitting in the second game. Michael Devaney threw four shutout innings and then Ricardo Morales gave up one run in two innings to pick up the win. Mark Kiger hit a solo homerun and Jose Coronado went three for four with a double, a run and an RBI.
In the second game, the Mets picked up just one run on seven hits. Brett Harper drove in the lone run and he finished with two singles. Kevin Mulvey gave up four runs (just one earned) on seven hits with two strikeouts in five innings as he took the loss.
The Binghamton Mets finally got in their first game of the season and it was a downer. They were shutout and racked up eight hits in an 8-0 loss to the Erie Seawolves. Centerfielder Fernando Martinez singled three times and he was basically the hitting star.
Kevin Mulvey was hit hard and he didn’t even last two innings. He gave up seven runs on four hits and four walks in 1 1/3 innings.
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