The Scoop: The second of two Mets' first-round picks last year (22nd overall), Havens has been one of the FSL's most productive hitters thus far. A lefthanded batter with a grinder mentality, he leads the league with seven extra-base hits as part of a .320/.407/.600 start as St. Lucie's shortstop. The fact that he's playing the field again is just as encouraging as his hitting, after he spent his time DHing with short-season Brooklyn in his debut last season. Havens lacks classic shortstop actions, though, and already has committed five miscues in 13 games.And from the subsequent chat:
Rory from NYC asks:
- OF Fernando Martinez, Bisons: He's hit safely in six of his last seven games and is hitting .323 over that span (10-for-31) with 4 runs and 4 doubles.
- LHP Casey Fossum, Bisons (pictured):? The veteran has been phenomenal so far in his first two starts. In 11 innings combined, he's allowed just 1 run and 5 hits in addition to 11 strikeouts. He was promoted to the Mets last night.
- C Josh Thole, B-Mets: Prior to going 0-for-3 yesterday, the young catcher was 7 for his last 13 with 3 doubles and 4 runs scored.
- OF Carlos Guzman, St. Lucie: The Brookdale Community College product (NJ) is putting on an offensive display so far - .371 AVG (13-for-35).
- RHP Scott Shaw / LHP Angel Calero, St. Lucie: Shaw has allowed just 2 runs over 12 innings in his 2 starts while strike out 9. Calero has been dominant, surrendering just 1 run and striking out 10 over 11 innings in his first two trips to the mound this season.
- IF Josh Satin, Savannah: He's been a consistent force in the Gnats lineup. He leads the SAL in hitting with a .433 AVG (13-for-30).
- SS Wilmer Flores, Savannah (pictured): Over the last two games the Mets top infield prospect is 5-for-8 with 2 runs, a double, and 3 RBI.
- 3B Jefry Marte, Savannah: The infielder is 7 for his last 19 and is hitting .317 on the season (13-for-41).
- RHP Christopher Schwinden, Savannah: The twenty-two-year-old has been dominant, allowing just one runs over 11 innings in his first two starts - both victories.
A: SAVANNAH SAND GNATS (18) @ Augusta GreenJackets (3)It was all about the offense for the Gnats and LHP Robert Carson was the beneficiary, tossing six shutout innings for his first win. He allowed just one hit and one walk while fanning three. Meanwhile the offense exploded, with seven players having multiple RBI's. 3B Joshua Satin was 4-for-4 with 3 runs and 2 RBI. SS Wilmer Flores was 2-for-4 with a double and 3 RBI. DH Jefry Marte was 1-for-6 with 2 runs, a triple, and 2 RBI.