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New York Baseball Prospects Report: 4/26/17

Player Of The week: 

Shortstop Amed Rosario
Overall: .397/.444/.466 (BA/OBP/SLG%)
Previous Week :

The Mets’ top prospect has gotten off to a hot start and added to it with some extra-base hits this past week. Things may be a mess in Queens, but don’t expect Alderson to bring in Rosario as the savior just yet.


Las Vegas 51s (Mets) & Scranton/Wilkes Barre Railriders (Yankees)

Hitters Of Note:

51s First Baseman Dominic Smith
Overall: .342/.362/.413, 2 Home Runs
Past Week: .286/.333..500/, one Home Run
Smith’s control of the strike zone has never been in question. His ceiling however will be solely dependent upon his ability to pull the ball and hit it out of the park. The lumbering first baseman has had a strong start in Vegas thus far, but it will be essential for Smith to find that power stroke as he settles in over the next month.

51s Infielder Gavin Cecchini
Overall: .214/.304/.357, 7 XBHs
Past Week: .154/.214/.308, 2 XBHs

Missing In Action: 51s Outfielder Brandon Nimmo
Nimmo is still dealing with a hamstring issue that he suffered during the World Baseball Classic. The Mets’ hopes are that he can return to action before the end of next month.

Railriders Infielder Tyler Wade
Overall: .305/.344/.356, 6 Stolen Bases
Past week: .167/.231/.292, 2 Stolen Bases
Wade was making rumblings before the season as a potential substitute for injured Didi Gregorius, but the Yanks’ front office decided to give him more seasoning in Triple-A. Wade has succeeded so far and does not have much left to prove. Everything is rather log-jammed at the major league level at the moment so the California-native will just have to wait for now to make his MLB debut.

Railriders Outfielder Clint Frazier
Overall: .212/.317/.423, 2 Home Runs
Past Week: .182/.269/.500, 2 Home Runs

Railriders Outfielder Dustin Fowler
Overall: .232/.272/.411, 2 HRs
Past Week: .350/.409/.400, 0 HRs

Pitchers of Note:

51s Starting Pitcher Rafael Montero
Overall: 1 start: 5 innings, 2 hits, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 7 strikeouts

51s Starting Pitcher Tyler Pill
Overall: 3 starts:  16.1 innings, 15 hits, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts, 0.00 ERA
Past week: 1 start: 6 innings, 4 hits, 0 walks, 0 earned runs, 4 strikeouts

51s Relief Pitcher Erik Goeddel
Overall: 4 appearances: 3.1 innings, 7 hits, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts, 16.20 ERA
Past Week: 2 appearances: 1.1 innings, 3 hits, 2 earned runs, 2 walks, 1 strikeout

Railriders Starting Pitcher Chad Green
Overall: 4 starts: 22 innings, 19 hits,  4 walks, 28 strikeouts, 2.05 ERA
Past Week: 1 start: 6 innings,  4 hits, 1 walk, 0 earned runs, 8 strikeouts
Green, who had 12 appearances with the big club in 2016, is likely the Yankees’ “next man up” if a current member of the starting staff went down. Montgomery was chosen for this role earlier in the season, but if Green continues to throw well he may find a way to crack the Yanks’ rotation regardless

Railriders Relief Pitcher Joe Mantiply
Overall: 4 appearances: 7.1 innings, 4 hits, 4 walks, 7 strikeouts, 1.23 ERA
Past Week: 2 appearances: 1.2 innings, 0 hits, 3 walks, 1 earned run, 1 strikeout

Railriders Relief Pitcher Chasen Shreve
Overall: 4 appearances: 4.1 innings, 3 hits, 0 walks, 7 strikeouts, 2.08 ERA
Past Week: 2.1 innings,  3 hits, 0 walks, 1 earned run, 3 strikeouts


Binghamton Rumble Ponies (Mets) & Trenton Thunder (Yankees)

Hitters of note:

Rumble Ponies Shortstop Luis Guillorme
Overall: .315/.383/.389, 5 XBHs
Past Week: .143/.182/.190, 1 XBH
Quite possibly the most sure-handed Met in the organization, Guillorme possesses good strike-zone control and contact ability. The question is whether he’ll ever make hard enough contact to be a everyday player. Good start so far in double-A

Rumble Ponies Outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski
Overall: .267/.340/.400, 3 XBHs
Past Week: .350/.409/.650, 3 XBHs

Rumble Ponies Third Baseman David Thompson
Overall: .200/.234/.217, 0 Home Runs
Past Week: .200/.273/.200, 0 Home Runs
The powerful Miami-native has gotten off to a slow start in Binghamton thus far. 2016 was a breakout year for the third baseman in full-season ball and Thompson still has plenty of time to build on that in 2017

Thunder Third Baseman Miguel Andujar
Overall: .258/.288/.439, 7 XBHs
Past Week: .240/.310/.320, 2 XBHs

Thunder Infielder Thairo Estrada
Overall: .311/.446/.333, 8:6 K/BB
Past Week: .250/.379/.250, 4:4 K/BB

Thunder Outfielder Zack Zehner
Overall: .340/.431/.460, 3 XBHs
Past Week: .292/.370/.292, 0 XBHs
The Cal Poly grad is not high on many prospect lists but has shown an aptitude for hitting in his three-year minor league career. If he can maintain his strong approach in the upper-minors, Zehner will make some noise in this Yankees’ system.

Thunder Outfielder Billy McKinney
Overall: .163/.300/.327
Past Week: .167/.348/.222

Missing in Action: Thunder Shortstop Gleyber Torres
Overall: .237/.341/.342
The consensus top prospect in the Yankees system missed the majority of this past week with shoulder soreness. However,  according to Torres himself, he should be back soon.

Pitchers of Note:

Rumble Ponies Starting Pitcher P.J. Conlon
Overall: 3 starts: 17 innings, 13 hits, 2 walks, 16 strikeouts, 2.12 ERA
Past Week: 1 start: 6 innings, 3 hits, 1 walk, 0 earned runs, 6 strikeouts

The crafty lefty is building on a successful minor league career across two seasons and is now doing it against rather advanced hitters. The Mets’ upper levels of the minors are dearth of arms, so they are likely happy to see Conlon get off to a good start in double-A.

Rumble Ponies Starting Pitcher Corey Oswalt
Overall: 3 starts: 17 innings, 15 hits, 4 walks, 16 strikeouts, 4.24 ERA
Past Week: 1 start: 7 innings, 3 hits, 2 walks, four strikeouts

Thunder Starting Pitcher Chance Adams
Overall: 4 starts: 22 innings, 13 hits, 10 walks, 22 strikeouts, 0.82 ERA
Past Week: 2 starts: 10.2 innings, 9 hits, 4 walks, 1 earned run, 9 strikeouts
Perhaps one of the more undervalued prospects in both systems, Adams is coming off of a year in which he dominated across two levels. A strong start in Trenton leaves him with very little left to prove after 13 excellent games here last year.

Thunder Starting Pitcher Justus Sheffield
Overall: 3 starts: 17 innings, 11 hits, 10 walks, 16 strikeouts, 1.56 ERA
Past Week: 2GS 11.2IP 9H 3ER 8BB 10K

Thunder Starting Pitcher Nestor Cortes
Overall: 2 starts: 15 innings, 9 hits, 5 walks, 16 strikeouts, 0.60 ERA
Past Week: 1 start: 6.2 innings, 1 hit, 2 walks, 0 earned runs, 8 strikeouts


St. Lucie Mets Tampa Yankees

Hitters of Note:

Mets Outfielder Wuilmer Becerra
Overall: .303/.382/.439, 6 XBHs
Past Week: .207/.281/.414, 3 XBHs
The third piece in the R.A. Dickey trade — yes the 2013 R.A. Dickey trade — saw his power sapped in 2016 by a bum shoulder. Healthy now, Beccera has gotten off to a good start and with another strong month or two could see a promotion to Double-A in his near future

Mets Third Baseman Jhoan Urena
Overall: .333/.467/.517, 7 XBHs
Past Week: .389/.607/.667, 3 XBHs

Mets Catcher/First Baseman Patrick Mazeika
Overall: .314/.400/.490, 5 XBHs
Past Week: .292/.333/.458, 2 XBHs
The Stetson U grad has yet to fail to hit .300 in each of his two full minor league seasons. Mazeika is looking good so far to make it three straight.   

Missing in Action: First Baseman Peter Alonso
Comments: The second-round pick of the Mets in 2016 was hit by a pitch earlier this month which subsequently broke his hand. Alonso will likely be out for a while.

Yankees Infielder Jorge Mateo
Overall: .224/.278/.284, 11 Stolen Bases
Past Week: .071/.103/.071, 2 Stolen Bases
A slow start for Mateo who is repeating the level. A poor year for the middle infielder poses major issues for the highly regarded prospect

Yankees Second Baseman Nick Solak
Overall:.222/.333/.278, 14:9 K/BB
Past Week: .222/.364/.333, 4:4 K/BB

Yankees Infielder Kyle Holder
Overall: .083/.111/.150
Past Week: .154/.154/.192
The former first-rounder is off to a horrendous start to 2017 and will be looking to pick it up quickly

REHAB ALERT: Shortstop Didi Gregorius
Didi has played three rehab games at Tampa working his way back to the big leagues

Pitchers of Note:

Mets Starting Pitcher Justin Dunn
Overall: 3 starts: 14 innings, 18 hits, 9 walks, 5 strikeouts, 6.43 ERA
Past week: 1 start: 4.2 innings, 7 hits, 2 walks, 6 earned runs, 3 strikeouts
Uhhh, yeah. Not a great start to the first round pick’s first exposure to full-season ball. It’s eary though, and there is more than enough time for Dunn to get on track.

Mets Starting Pitcher Andrew Church
Overall: 4 starts:  20 innings, 28 hits, 4 walks, 10 strikeouts, 4.50 ERA
Past Week: 2 starts: 10.1 innings, 19 hits, 2 walks, 7 earned runs, 5 strikeouts

Mets Relief Pitcher Craig Missigman
Overall: 5 appearances: 10.1 innings, 3 hits, 7 walks, 14 strikeouts, 0.87 ERA
Past Week: 1 appearance: 3.1 innings, 0 hits, 0 walks, 0 earned runs, 5 strikeouts

Missing in Action:
Starting Pitchers Marcos Molina, Chris Flexen, Thomas Szapucki

Yankees Starting Pitcher Albert Abreu
Overall: 3 starts: 14.2 innings, 9 hits, 3 walks, 22 strikeouts, 1.84ERA
Past Week: 1 start: 5 innings, 4  hits, 2 walks, 2 earned runs, 5 strikeouts
Abreu has dominated thus far for Tampa. Coming over in exchange for Brian McCann last season, the hard-throwing right-hander has some of the highest upside in the entire system

Yankees Starting Pitcher Ian Clarkin
Overall: 3 starts: 17 innings, 10 hits, 8 walks, 13 strikeouts, 1.59 ERA
Past Week: 1 start: 6 innings, 5 hits, 2 walks, 2 earned runs, 1 strikeout

Yankees Starting Pitcher Domingo Acevedo
Overall: 3 starts: 16 innings, 19 hits, 6 walks, 21 strikeouts,  6 walks, 21 strikeouts, 5.51 ERA
Past Week: 1 start: 6 innings, 8 hits, 0 walks, 2 earned runs, 6 strikeouts

Missing in Action: Starting Pitcher James Kaprielian (Out for the season — Tommy John surgery)


Columbia Fireflies (Mets) & Charleston RiverDogs (Yankees)

Hitters of note:

Fireflies Outfielder Desmond Lindsay
Overall: .122/.286/.184, 3 XBHs
Past Week: .143/.250/.238, 2 XBHs
Some may consider 2017 a “success” for Lindsay if he can go a season without health issues. No matter how healthy the Mets’ top pick in 2015 is, a .122 batting average will not cut it. It is Lindsay’s first year in full-season ball so he needs to be cut *some* slack but he has the potential to be much greater than he has been so far

Fireflies Catcher Ali Sanchez
Overall: .119/.159/.119, 43% caught-stealing %
Past Week: 0-16 with 0 walks

Fireflies Infielder Luis Carpio
Overall: .295/.389/.344, 7 SBs
Past Week: .167/.231/.208, 3 SBs

Fireflies QB Outfielder Tim Tebow
Overall: .218/.283/.364, 0 miracles performed
Past Week: .286/.348/.381, 0 interceptions
Not too bad. A little better than expected so far.

RiverDogs Outfielder Blake Rutherford
Overall: .266/.379/.359, 6 XBHs
Past Week: .286/.348/.429, 3 XBHs
The 18th overall pick of last year’s draft, Rutherford is off to a fine start for Charleston. The Yanks will have to find a balance of patience and aggression with the outfielder as he is both young and very advanced as a player

Riverdogs Infielder Angel Aguilar
Overall: .345/.393/.436, 5 XBHs
Past Week: .333/.400/.333, 0 XBHs

RiverDogs Outfielder Estevan Florial
Overall:.298/.403/.491, 7 XBHs
Past Week: .333/.391/.571, 3 XBHs

Pitchers of Note:

Fireflies Starting Pitcher Merandy Gonzalez
Overall: 3 starts: 20.2 innings, 10 hits, 1 walk, 18 strikeouts, 0.00 ERA
Past Week: 1 start: 7 innings, 3 hits, 0 walks, 0 earned runs, 7 strikeouts

Fireflies Stating Pitcher Jordan Humphreys
Overall: 3 starts: 18.2 innings, 10 hits, 1 walk, 22 strikeouts, 0.96 ERA
Past Week: 1 start: 6 innings, 4 hits, 0 walks, 1 earned run, 4 strikeouts

Fireflies Starting Pitcher Blake Taylor
Overall: 3 starts: 16 innings, 14 hits, 10 walks, 19 strikeouts 5.06 ERA
Past Week: 2 starts: 11 innings, 11 hits, 6 walks, 7 earned runs, 12 strikeouts
You thought referencing Wuilmer Becerra as the “third piece of the R.A. Dickey deal” was obscure, try Blake Taylor as player to be named later for Ike Davis. A former second-round pick, Taylor has plenty of talent. He’s now a over two years removed from Tommy John surgery and has something to prove in full-season ball

Missing in Action: Starting Pitcher Anthony Kay

Assuming Columbia is where Kay would have started the year if healthy, the left-hander will miss all of 2017 recovering from Tommy John surgery.

RiverDogs Pitcher Adonis Rosa
Overall: 5 games: 15.2 innings, 11 hits, 3 walks, 19 strikeouts, 2.84 ERA
Past Week: 2 appearances: 3.2 innings, 3 hits, 0 walks, 1 earned run, 4 strikeouts

RiverDogs Starting Pitcher Freicer Perez
Overall: 3 starts:  9.1 innings, 19 hits, 5 walks, 9 strikeouts, 7.71 ERA
Past Week: 1 start: 4 innings, 7 hits, 3 walks, 3 earned runs, 3 strikeouts
A brutal start for a projectable, low-level arm.

Missing in Action: Starting Pitchers

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