Albuquerque 5, Las Vegas 2
I wonder if I lit a fire under Carlos Torres when I questioned his employment status with the 51s when I covered his last start in disappointment. Torres was actually quite impressive on Monday evening, lasting six innings and allowing just four baserunners over that span. He allowed a run to cross the plate in the first on a ground-out, but was otherwise...
According to Carson Cistulli of Fangraphs, based on 2013 ZiPS projections, Mets top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler has the best projection of any pitcher expected to make his debut this season.
1. Zack Wheeler, RHP, New York Mets
2012 Line: 116.0 IP, 9.1 K/9, 3.3 BB/9, 0.2 HR/9, 2.80 FIP at Double-A
2013 ZiPS: 141.2 IP, 8.6 K/9, 4.4 BB/9, 0.7 HR/9, 1.9 WAR
Acquired by Mets originally...
Winter Stats Through Thursday, 10-18:
AFL – Surprise Saguaros:
OF Cesar Puello – .276/.323/.276/,598, 29-AB, 8-K, 0-BB
CF Darrell Ceciliani – .273/.346/.409/..755. 22-B, 6-K
RP Ryan Fraser – 0-0, 3.00, 1.33, 3.0-IP, 2-K, 0-BB
P Chase Huchington – 0-0, 0.00, 1.67, 3.0-IP, 2-K, 3-BB
RP Adam Kolarek – 0-2, 2.45, 2.45,...
Valdespin’s walk-off single keys Bisons’ comeback last night.
The Mets have designated Justin Hampson for assignment and recalled Jordany Valdespin fron Triple-A Buffalo.
Valdespin, 24, has been on hot streak at Buffalo and is batting .333 in his last ten games with two homeruns, eight RBI and four stolen bases. For the season he has a .289 average in 136 at-bats.
With the Mets obvious need for quality relief pitching, especially in pressure situations, what would you say if I told you there was a guy who could step in and step up, and do a fantastic job for the Mets right now? What if I told you he wouldn’t cost anything, not in salary or in players or compensation,but would merely have to be added to the 40-man ML roster?