Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Matt Reynolds 2014 Season and the BABIP Effect


Attempting to project how Matt Reynolds 2014 numbers might look at the Major League level as a function of BABIP.


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Image from of a Jay Horwitz tweet



            Despite being a second round draft pick in 2012, Matt Reynolds has seemingly come out of nowhere this year to become one of the more interesting prospects in the upper levels of the Mets system. A third baseman for most of his tenure in college, the Mets have used Reynolds almost exclusively at his original position of shortstop – he’s played 256/277 games at short in the minors, only moving over to 2B occasionally in 2014 for the superior defender Wilfredo Tovar at Bingo, and to keep Wilmer Flores fresh at shortstop when he went back to Las Vegas. Defensively, while his range might still be a little light for shortstop, everything else is good enough to stick there, which is something I didn’t believe to be true back in April. What changed my opinion? If you’ve seen my site before, you know that I watch every Mets minor league game available on MiLB.tv, and report on most of them (I will likely report on more of them in the offseason), so watching him for 58 games at shortstop with Las Vegas is what changed my opinion. While he might have the glove to play a middle infield position in the majors soon, it’s his bat that has put the spotlight on Reynolds this season, as he combined for a .343/.405/.454 slash line across the top two minor league levels in 2014.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Mets Minor League Daily – September 5, 2014



Updated throughout the day and night


Minor News



            Check out yesterday’s results here.

Great way to end a game

How I feel about watching Matz and then Nimmo tonight




Minor Games

Scheduled starters and start times, game notes, and results as they come in


Best-of-5 series is tied 1-1
@Reno at 10:05 PM ET
MiLB.tv coverage – Boxscore
Game Two: L 6-0
Today: L 7-5, Syndergaard – 4 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 3 BB, 3 SO, HR, 84 Pitches (54 Strikes), 6 GO: 1 FO
Lineup
3B – Daniel Muno – 0-5
SS – Matt Reynolds – 1-5, R, 2B, SO
RF – Bobby Abreu – 0-3, R, 2 BB
CF – Andrew Brown – 1-4, 2 R, RBI, BB, 2 SO
LF – Brandon Allen – 1-3, 2 BB
C – Kevin Plawecki – 0-5, R, 2 SO, GIDP
1B – Allan Dykstra – 1-3, 2B, RBI, 2 BB, SO
2B – Anthony Seratelli – 1-2, 2 BB
P – Noah Syndergaard – 0-3, RBI
Bullpen:
Miguel Socolovich – 1 IP, H, R, BB, SO, 1 GO, 2 IR – 2 S
Jack Leathersich – 1.1 IP, H, 3 SO, 1 FO

Chase Bradford – 1.2 IP, BB, 2 SO, 1 GO


Best-of-5 series is tied 1-1
@Portland at 6:00 PM ET
MiLB.tv coverage – Boxscore
Game Two: L 7-0 (Binghamton)
Today: L 6-3, Matz – 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 5 SO, 88 Pitches (57 Strikes), 6 GO: 3 FO
Lineup
LF – Brandon Nimmo – 1-3, R, 2B, RBI, BB, SO
2B – T.J. Rivera – 0-4, SO
1B – Brian Burgamy – 0-3, BB, SO, GIDP
DH – Jayce Boyd – 1-4
CF – Darrell Ceciliani – 0-3, R, BB, 2 SO
RF – Travis Taijeron – 1-4, 2B, RBI, SO
3B – Dustin Lawley – 0-3
C- Xorge Carrillo – 1-3, R, 2B, SO
SS – Wilfredo Tovar – 0-3, SO
Bullpen:
Paul Sewald (L, 0-1) – 1 .1 IP, 3 H, 3 R (1 ER), BB, SO, 1 GO: 1 FO, 1 IR – 0 S

Chase Huchingson – 1.2 IP, H, 2 SO, 1 GO: 2 FO, 2 IR – 2 S


Savannah trails the best-of-3 series 1-0
Antonio Senzatela @ John Gant
vs. Asheville at 7:05 PM ET
Game One: L 8-3 (Savannah)
Today: Suspended due to rain, to be finished tomorrow



Thursday, September 4, 2014

Mets Minor League Daily – September 4, 2014



Updated throughout the day and night


Minor News



            Check out yesterday’s results here.

T.J. Rivera with the walkoff homerun
Controversial homerun call in the Myrtle Beach/Salem game
I agree with these angry Myrtle Beach players, the ball was foul
Not like there is good resolution to begin with, but some resolution lost with the screen shot. Hard to tell but appears to pass foul pole in the fourth frame




Minor Games

Scheduled starters and start times, game notes, and results as they come in


Las Vegas leads the best-of-5 series 1-0
vs. Reno at 10:05 PM ET
MiLB.tv coverage – Boxscore
Yesterday: W 5-4 (Reno)
Today: L 6-0, Bowman (L, 0-1) – 4 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 2 BB, 3 SO, 2 HR, 74 Pitches (47 Strikes), 5 GO: 1 FO
Lineup
LF – Cesar Puello – 0-4
SS – Matt Reynolds – 0-4, 2 SO
RF – Andrew Brown – 0-4, SO
1B – Taylor Teagarden – 1-3, SO
C – Kevin Plawecki – 1-3, GIDP
CF – Cory Vaughn – 0-3, SO
3B – Daniel Muno – 0-3, GIDP
2B – Anthony Seratelli – 2-3
P – Matthew Bowman – 0-1
Bullpen:
Giancarlo Alvarado – 2 IP, BB, 2 SO, HBP, 2 GO
Ryan Reid – 2 IP, SO, 3 GO: 1 FO

Zack Thornton – 1 IP, H, SO, 1 GO: 1 FO


Binghamton leads the best-of-5 series 1-0
Justin Haley @ Greg Peavey
vs. Portland at 6:35 PM ET
Yesterday: W 8-5 (Binghamton, Portland)
Today: L 7-0, Peavey (L, 0-1) – 2 IP, 8 H, 6 R (2 ER), BB, 2 SO, 3 HR, 56 Pitches (41 Strikes), 2 GO: 2 FO
Lineup
LF – Brandon Nimmo – 1-4, SO, GIDP
2B – T.J. Rivera – 0-4, SO, GIDP
1B – Brian Burgamy – 1-4, 2 SO
DH – Jayce Boyd – 0-3, BB, SO
CF – Darrell Ceciliani – 2-4, 2B, SO, GIDP
RF – Travis Taijeron – 1-3
3B – Dustin Lawley – 1-3, 2 SO
C – Xorge Carrillo – 1-2, SO
SS – Wilfredo Tovar – 0-2
Bullpen:
Matt Koch – 3 IP, 2 H, R, SO, HR, 1 GO: 6 FO
Jon Velasquez – 2 IP, H, SO, 1 GO: 2 FO
Adam Kolarek – 1 IP, SO, 2 GO

Randy Fontanez – 1 IP, BB, 1 GO: 1 FO




Savannah trails the best-of-3 series 1-0

Yesterday: L 8-3 (Savannah, Asheville)
Today: Off





Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Mets Minor League Daily – September 3, 2014



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Minor News



            Check out Monday’s results here.



Minor Playoffs

Scheduled starters and start times, game notes, and results as they come in

vs. Reno at 10:05 PM ET
MiLB.tv coverage – Boxscore
Today: W 5-4, Montero – 4.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 6 SO, HR, 103 Pitches (64 Strikes), 5 GO: 2 FO
Lineup
LF – Cesar Puello – 1-5, RBI, SO
SS – Matt Reynolds – 1-5, R
RF – Andrew Brown – 0-1, 3 BB
1B – Taylor Teagarden – 0-2, BB, SO
C – Kevin Plawecki – 2-4, R, HR, RBI , GIDP
CF – Cory Vaughn – 1-3, 2 R, HR, RBI, HBP, GIDP
3B – Daniel Muno – 0-3, R, BB, SO
2B – Anthony Seratelli – 0-2, BB
2B (sub) – L.J. Mazzilli – 1-2, RBI
Bullpen:
John Lannan – 0.2 IP, BB, 2 SO, 3 IR – 1 S
Zack Thornton – 0.1 IP, 2 H, SO
Jack Leathersich – 1.1 IP, H, BB, 2 SO, 1 GO, 2 IR – 0 S
Miguel Socolovich (W, 1-0) – 1.1 IP, H, R, SO, 1 GO: 1 FO, 2 IR – 0 S

Gonzalez Germen (S, 1) – 1 IP, SO, 2 FO

Brian Johnson @ Tyler Pill
vs. Portland at 6:35 PM ET

Today: W 8-5, Pill – 5.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 2 BB, 4 SO, 2 HR, HBP, 89 Pitches (50 Strikes), 5 GO: 5 FO
Lineup
LF – Brandon Nimmo – 0-5, 3 SO
2B – T.J. Rivera – 4-5, 3 R, 2 2B, HR, 5 RBI
1B – Brian Burgamy – 0-3, R, BB, SO
DH – Jayce Boyd – 1-4, RBI
CF – Darrell Ceciliani – 1-3, 2B, RBI, SF
RF – Travis Taijeron – 1-4, SO
3B – Dustin Lawley – 0-4, 2 SO, GIDP
C – Xorge Carrillo – 0-3, R
SS – Wilfredo Tovar – 3-4, 2 R, 2B, SO
Bullpen:
Hansel Robles – 2.1 IP, H, 4 SO, 1 GO: 1 FO, 1 IR – 0 S

Cody Satterwhite (W, 1-0) – 1 IP, H, BB, 2 SO


Robert Gsellman @ Kyle Freeland
@Asheville at 7:05 PM ET

Today: L 8-3, Gsellman (L, 0-1) – 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 5 SO, HBP, 90 Pitches (59 Strikes), 5 GO: 3 FO
Lineup
CF – Champ Stuart – 4-5, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI
3B – Jhoan Urena – 1-3, BB, HBP
LF – Michael Conforto – 2-5, 2B, RBI
DH – Matt Oberste – 2-5, R, SO
RF – Victor Cruzado – 2-5, 2B
1B – Dominic Smith – 1-4, SO
SS – Amed Rosario – 0-4, RBI, 2 SO
C – Colton Plaia – 0-4, 2 SO
2B – Jonathan Johnson – 0-3
Bullpen:
Paul Paez – 0.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, HR
Bret Mitchell – 1 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 GO: 1 FO, 1 IR – 0 S
Darwin Frias – 1.1 IP, H, 3 SO, HBP, 1 GO, 2 IR – 0 S

Akeel Morris – 0.1 IP, SO, 2 IR – 0 S