Daniel Muno

Middle infield prospect Danny Muno?and outfielder Cory Vaughn have both been invited to big league camp.

Muno, 24, spent 2013 with Double-A Binghamton, where he hit .249 with a .384 OBP.?He connected for 27 doubles, nine home runs and had 67 RBI. Muno has seen time at both second base and shortstop, playing the majority of his season at second with the B-Mets last season.

Muno was suspended 50 games in 2012 for testing positive for a metabolite of Drostanolone.

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The Mets' 8th round pick in 2011, Muno hit .249/.384/.379 with 27 doubles and nine homers in 127 games in Binghamton in 2013 at age 24. He was suspended for 50 games for a violation of the MLB PED program in 2012. The most distinguishing characteristic of his offensive game is his plate eye. In 2013, he walked in 16.4% of his plate appearances and struck out in just 17.3%. That's great. He's maximizing what tools he has, but I'm skeptical that he has the tools to be a big league regular.

An amateur shortstop, Muno has played mostly second base at advanced-A and AA where he played second in 115 of his 127 games. Generally, teams like a backup middle infielder who can handle shortstop. I'm not sure that Muno fits that bill anymore.

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Daniel Muno of the Binghamton Mets was named the Eastern League Player of the Week.

Muno hit .417 with a .517 OBP in six games for Double-A Binghamton. He hit three home runs, one double and drove in 12. Over the six games, he posted an OPS of 1.351.

24-year-old Muno mostly plays second base and also sees some time at shortstop.

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The Arizona Fall League has released preliminary rosters for the 2012 version of the circuit. Teams use the AFL for different players including: as a finishing school for top prospects, as preparation for the transition to a higher level, either AA or AAA, as extra-playing time for a guy who was injured during the season or as an extra audition for a spot on the team's 40-man roster.

At the moment, the Mets are sending three position players: CF/RF Cesar Puello, CF/LF Darrell Ceciliani, INF Danny Muno?and three pitchers: RHP Greg Peavey, RHP Ryan Fraser and LHP Chase Huchingson. In 2012, the Mets will be members of the Surprise Saguaros.

We'll analyze the position players in this post, and take on the pitchers in part two tomorrow.

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From the Major League Baseball Press Release:

New York Mets Minor League second baseman Daniel Muno has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for a metabolite of Drostanolone. The suspension of Muno, who is currently on the roster of Single-A St. Lucie Mets of the Florida State League, will be effective immediately.
Wikipedia tells us that Drostanolone is "marketed as?Masteron, is an?anabolic steroid. ...Drostanolone has been used for?bodybuilding, though its high cost has made it used mainly in "cutting cycles.""

The 23-year old Muno was hitting .283/.339/.461 with 16 extra-base hits in 38 games for advanced-A St. Lucie.

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Appropriately, the guys playing shortstop in the lower levels of the Mets' minor league system are interesting prospects in their own right.


SSA - BrooklynNo player had a better professional debut than Danny Muno, the Mets' eighth-round selection out of Fresno State who hit .355/.466/.514 for Brooklyn in the New York Penn League. ?Forget the batting average for a moment: he walked (in 16% of his PA) more than he struck out (14.6% of his PA). ?He led the NYP in OBP ?and was third in slugging. ?He rapped out 23 doubles, tied for the NYP lead, and accounted for an extra-base hit in over 10% of his plate appearances. ?His 43 walks were third in the NYP.

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So I missed that BA released their New-York Penn League Top 20 Prospects Rankings last Sunday. ?Seriously? ?Sunday. ?Anyway, Danny Muno, coming off a .355/.466/.514 season with 23 doubles, 43 walks and 39 strikeouts slotted in at #18.

Aaron Fitt wrote in part:

"He has some of the best knowledge of the strike zone I've ever seen from a young kid," Brooklyn manager Rich Donnelly said. "His bat is going to play and his OBP is ridiculous. He's been a winner his whole life. He's a tough kid and I just like him."

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Friday: @ Brooklyn Cyclones 4, Staten Island Yankees 0Saturday: Brooklyn Cyclones 11, @ Staten Island Yankees 4Sunday: @ Brooklyn Cyclones 7, Staten Island Yankees 4 - The Cyclones are heading back to the playoffs for the third straight year, in search of their first New York-Penn League title since 2001. ?The Cyclones will begin their playoff run at home Tuesday against the Staten Island Yankees.

- Domingo Tapia was dominant on the hill in Friday's clincher: 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K. ? It was the first time sine his first start of the year, on June 22 against Johnson City in the Appalachian League, that he struck out as many batters as innings pitched and fanned three times as many as he walked. After struggling early in the Appalachian League season, Tapia put together a 3-1 August with a 1.13 ERA in which he allowed just 17 hits in 24 innings, walking nine and fanning 15.

- Philip Evans played shortstop Saturday and Sunday, going a combined 1-for-8.

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Brooklyn Cyclones 7, @ Lowell Spinners 1

The Brooklyn Cyclones completed a three-game sweep over Lowell with a convincing 7-1 victory on Thursday.

Leading the Cyclones attack were Cole Frenzel (3-5, 4 RBI) and none other than Danny Muno (3-3, 2B, 2 bb). ?With his perfect night, Muno (pictured) now leads the NYPL in hitting with a .353 average. ?He also leads the league in OBP (.463) and OPS (.975).

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Brooklyn Cyclones 4, @ Lowell Spinners 1

The Brooklyn Cyclones maintained their slim Wild Card lead as they defeated the Lowell Spinners 4-1. ?The Cyclones (41-29) have a .003 percentage point lead over the Williamsport Crosscutters (42-30), with four games remaining.

Jeffrey Walters provided the Cyclones with five solid innings: 5 IP, 3 hits, 1 er, bb, 5 k.

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NYP:?@ Brooklyn Cyclones 5, Jamestown Jammers 2

SS Danny Muno (.341/.448/.494) was 1-3 with a double and a walk. ?In 44 games, the 22-year old has extra-base hits in 9.8% of his plate appearances with exactly the same number of walks and strikeouts 32, a rate of 15.7%. ?He's also rocking a .412 BABIP. ?Some of these things are sustainable, one is not.

3B Richard Lucas (.313/.404/.487) was 2-4. ?Mike wrote about the 22-year old Lucas yesterday and his desire to prove people wrong.

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NL All-Stars 7, AL All-Stars 3

The Brooklyn Cyclones were well represented in the 2011 New York-Penn League All-Star Game. ?The game was played in Lowell,?Massachusetts, home of the Lowell Spinners, the Boston Red Sox NYPL affiliate.

Danny Muno (1-2, 2B, 2RBI) hit a two-run double in the top of the ninth, to give the NL side a 6-3 lead. Richard Lucas (0-2,k) and Charley Thurber (0-4, run) also appeared in the game representing the Cyclones.

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SS-A: Game 1: Brooklyn Cyclones 3, @ Batavia Muckdogs 1

? ? ?Game 2: @ Batavia Muckdogs 2, Brooklyn Cyclones 1- 8 innings

In Game 1, the pitching combination of Eduardo Aldama (5 IP, 3 hits, bb, 6 K) and Jack Leathersich (SV(1), 2 IP, 3 hits, 1 er, bb, 5K) limited Batavia to just one run on six hits. ?The two pitchers combined to strikeout 11 while walking only two.

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SS-A: Williamsport Crosscutters 7, @ Brooklyn Cyclones 2

The Cyclones committed four errors and were 1-10 with runners in scoring position. ?That is not a winning combination.

The Cyclones offense is 9-59 (.152) with runners in scoring position over the last eight games.

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Here are some notes from the Mets short-season affiliates:

Travis Taijeron: .306/.429/.611, 9 doubles, 3 triples, 6 HR, 27 RBI

With home runs in four of his last seven games, Taijeron has propelled himself to the NYPL lead with a .611 slugging percentage. He also leads the NYPL with an OPS of 1.040.

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SS-A: Brooklyn Cyclones 9, @ State College Spikes 5

A five-run ninth, highlighted by a Travis Taijeron (3-4, 2B, HR(5), 4 RBI) grand slam, propelled the Cyclones to a 9-5 victory over State College.

With the game tied at 4-4 going into the top of the ninth, the Cyclones loaded the bases with one out to set the stage for Taijeron. ?The homerun, an opposite field shot, was Taijeron's fifth of the season, tying him for the team lead with Brandon Brown. Taijeron now leads the Cyclones with 26 RBI.

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SS-A: @ Brooklyn Cyclones 11, Aberdeen Iron Birds 1

Danny Muno continues to swing a hot bat, collecting four hits to lead the Cyclones to another route of Aberdeen 11-1.

Muno (4-5, 2 2B, 2RBI) is now hitting a robust .358/.458/.556 in 21 games for the Cyclones. He leads the NYPL in OBP and is second in both batting average and OPS.

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@ Connecticut Tigers 5, Brooklyn Cyclones 3 Chris Hilliard, who is spending part of his third season with the Cyclones took his first loss of the season: 4 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K. ?I mean, he made a three appearances with Brooklyn in 2009, 14 last year and now five in 2011. ?Crazy.

The biggest story of the Cyclones' season thus far has been the play of Danny Muno?(pictured). ?The eighth rounder out of Fresno State is hitting .375/.490/.575 with seven extra-base hits and eight walks in 11 games. ?He's played four games after missing two weeks with a banged up finger.

The Mets 7th rounder, 1B Cole Frenzel out of Arizona played his third game and took the collar, going 0-3. ?His college approach, from a few videos online, looked very pull-oriented.

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SS-A: @ Brooklyn Cyclones 5, Aberdeen Ironbirds 2

Eduardo Aldama (pictured) led the way for the Cyclones to sweep the series over Aberdeen. Aldama pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing only one hit, walking three, and striking out five.

Danny Muno 2-4, 2B

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@ Brooklyn Cyclones 5, Aberdeen Ironbirds 4

Chris Hilliard earned the victory for the Cyclones, his franchise leading 11th career victory. Hilliard pitched five shutout innings, giving up three hits, walking two, and striking out three. This is Hilliard's third tour in Brooklyn and he should be able to hold on to that victory record for a long time.

Daniel Muno continued to swing a hot bat out of the lead-off spot, going 1 for 3 with a triple and two runs scored. Muno, the Mets 8th round pick, is now 6 for 13 on the season and has scored a run in all four Cyclone games.

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