Corey Oswalt

R (APP): Kingsport Mets 5, Johnson City Cardinals 3?

Oh, Appy League. This game turned in a four-run Kingsport Mets' fourth that featured a three-run homer by C Jeyckol De Leon. The pitch sequence that led to the homer was inexplicable. Cardinals' starter Luis Perdomo threw the 22-year-old De Leon a 1-1 slider. De Leon yanked it foul, 325 feet off the wall in left field. Rather than coming back with a fastball (ideally in), Perdomo tried another slider on the subsequent pitch, hung it, and De Leon banged it over the wall fair. De Leon will be 23 this summer and is in his fourth year between the GCL and the Appy League, so not really a name to remember.

20--year-old CF Champ Stuart is the guy who has stood out to me. Friday, he drilled a hanging slider up the right-centerfield gap for a double and muscled a single to left, walked twice and stole a base. He would have stolen another base, but for a foul at the plate that sent him back to first. His routes in center show his inexperience. The 2013 6th round pick arm is at least a 55, but he's still learning how to use it. He's hitting .297/.509/.486 with 15 walks and 14 strikeouts in 12 games. I did an interview with him that I will transcribe for next week.

Tags: Corey Oswalt, Kingsport Mets, Toby Hyde
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SSA: @ Aberdeen Ironbirds (BAL) 7, Brooklyn Cyclones 5?

We've seen this story before. The Cyclones built a 5-1 lead after three innings but could not hold it thanks to a five-run Aberdeen fifth inning.

SS Gavin Cecchini was 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and an RBI and his third error of the year. He's hit .250/.295/.300 in his first 10 games as a Cyclone with two doubles, three walks and eight strikeouts. That seems like a reasonable first week and a half for the 19-year-old. Remove his season-opening 0-for-7 and he's hitting .303 (10-for-33) and now we're into Small Sample Size Silliness.

Tags: Corey Oswalt, Gavin Cecchini, Toby Hyde
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These two are years, and years away from the big leagues. They're both huge risks with some upside.

?#34 - RHP Corey Oswalt?

Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Tags: Corey Oswalt, Top Prospects Series, Vincente Lupo, Toby Hyde
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I've been a little remiss on the box-score diving with respect to Kingsport the last two days, but I wanted to point out a few things.

- C Tomas Nido?can hit. The 18-year old had two hits both Sunday and Monday?and is up to .310/.383/.452 with five walks against eight strikeouts in 13 games. He has a long way to go as a receiver, but owns an average or better arm.

- Two Arms to WatchTwo guys who will have a really good chance to appear in the back half of my off-season Top 41 prospects list, Corey Oswalt and Chris Flexen made solid starts for the K-Mets this week.

Tags: Chris Flexen, Corey Oswalt, Tomas Nido, Toby Hyde
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With their seventh round pick, the Mets selected HS RHP Cory Oswalt from Madison, HS in southern california.

Jon Mayo reported that he's a recent convert to pitching. He's long at 6'4", 200lbs.

Here's some scouting video from MLB.com.

Tags: Corey Oswalt, Draft, Toby Hyde
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