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The minor league season begins tonight and it brings three of my Top 25 Mets prospects to the mound to make starts for their teams.

Each affiliate's starter is listed in bold.

AAA: Rafael Montero

Tags: Darin Gorski, Gabriel Ynoa, Rafael Montero, Robert Gsellman, Toby Hyde
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AA: @ Binghamton Mets 1, Altoona Curve 0?

Darin Gorski: 7.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K. In nine starts and one relief outing in AA, the 25-year-old is 4-1 with a 1.76 ERA and 47 K against 16 walks thanks to a .159 opponents' batting average with just 28 hits allowed in 51 innings. He was given a chance in AAA earlier this year and the results were not pretty: 13.2 IP, 17 H, 11 R, 10 ER, 9 BB, 7 K. I suppose he'll get another shot at the minors' highest level in 2014. Instead, Gorski who's velocity I am told is back in the mid-upper 80s regularly, looks like a guy like Mark Cohoon who can get outs in AA, but struggles in AAA.

Jeff Walters locked down his 33rd save of the year for the B-Mets striking out a batter in the ninth. Walters needs three more saves in the season's final three weeks to equal Tim Lavigne's Binghamton Mets record.

Tags: Binghamton Mets, Darin Gorski, Toby Hyde
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Once again Robert Brender contributes this from Vegas.

Poor starting pitching put the Las Vegas 51s in a hole they couldn?t dig out of, falling for the 2nd straight night to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox 11-6 in front of 5,848 at Cashman Field.

Tonight, Darin Gorski (0-1) was the victim of the hot-hitting Sox, surrendering five runs (all earned) in just two innings, collecting the loss. Gorski had difficulty with command, walking four in his brief outing and throwing 72 pitches, 38 for strikes (53%).

Tags: Daily Recap, Darin Gorski, Las Vegas 51s, Toby Hyde
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This continues our unsexy section of the Top 41 - the MLB Spare Parts category. These guys could carve out big league roles, but they will never be average (or above) Major League regulars.

#21 - 1B/3B Zach LutzBats/Throws:? Right/Right

Height/Weight:? 6?1?, 220 lbs

Tags: Darin Gorski, Matt den Dekker, Zach Lutz, Toby Hyde
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Darin Gorski had a rough Wednesday afternoon. He he had trouble throwing strikes. I counted 48 pitches, of which 25 were balls. (I might have missed a pitch or two - Adam Rubin had him at 49 pitches.) Either way, Gorski's strike percentage was under 50%. By my count, he threw first-pitch strikes to just five of the 12 hitters he faced.

Gorski acknowledged his location was not sharp and it was a problem: "It was just a matter of some close misses and not really having the fastball command that I wanted, but it's still early so it's something to work on," he said after the game. As for why he struggled, "Maybe [I was] trying to be bit too fine. Could be a little bit of the approach and being able to find that command."

His two part cure: mechanically "keep everything smooth and consistent and go from there" and in approach, be "aggressive in the zone."

Tags: Darin Gorski, Spring Training, Toby Hyde
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Slightly under the radar, LHP Darin Gorski has put together a solid season for the AA Binghamton Mets.

Overall, he is 9-7 with a 3.66 ERA (where league average is 3.90) with a 2.4 K/BB ratio (where 2.2 is league average).

In the first half, he had a 3.89 ERA with a 1.9 K/BB ratio (66 K/34 BB) in 88 innings. In eight starts after the All-Star Break, he trimmed his ERA to 3.26 while increasing his K/BB to 3.3 (50 K/15 BB) in 49.2 innings. Notably, he has improved on both sides of that key ratio: his strikeout rate has risen, from 18% in the first half to 24% in the second half, while his walk rate has fallen from 9% in the first half to 7% in the second half.

Tags: Darin Gorski, Toby Hyde
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AA: @?Akron Aeros (CLE) 3, Binghamton Mets 2

Ok, so the key play or plays in this one occurred in a 1-1 game in the bottom of the eighth. So, with runners at first and second, lets turn it over to the B-Mets game recap:

"Aeros second baseman Ryan Rohlinger sent a chopper to Jefry Marte at third. The ball took an awkward hop, bounced past Marte and rolled into left field, allowing Chun Chen to score from second.

Tags: Binghamton Mets, Buffalo Bisons, Darin Gorski, Juan Lagares, Toby Hyde
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AA: @ Binghamton Mets 6, Portland Sea Dogs (BOS) 0

Darin Gorski was commanding again: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 4 K. He threw 62% of his pitches (54 of 87) for strikes. That's two out of three starts in which he's thrown six shutout innings. His three-start line: 16 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 7 BB, 16 K, 1.13 ERA. Sure, you want to point out that he's walking 3.9 batters per nine? Fair. He's also not allowing hits. The Eastern League is hitting just .120 against him. There's a tradeoff, he could throw more strikes and give up a few more hits and walk fewer batters.

Also, Elvin Ramirez keeps racking up the strikeouts out of the B-Mets' pen. Thursday, he fanned four and walked one in two innings of action while throwing a wild pitch. Ramirez has now struck out 14 of the 30 batters he's faced at double-A this year. That's... good.

Tags: Binghamton Mets, Buffalo Bisons, Darin Gorski, Elvin Ramirez, Jordanny Valdespin, Toby Hyde
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AA:?@ Binghamton Mets 2, Akron Aeros (CLE) 1

The story of the night in the system was?Darin Gorski's?AA debut: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K. So that's tasty. Jeff Paternostro reports that he?touched 92, but it sounds like he was more regularly?90-91?mph with his fastball, while his?changeup?was?filthy. Gorski had an outstanding 2011 in the Florida State League driven by better fastball velocity, and sharper off-speed stuff and it's nice that it appears to have carried over to 2012. I had Gorski ranked as the #13 prospect in the system entering this year.

The B-Mets closed out the game with a pair of hard-throwing lefties. Robert Carson struck out two but allowed a solo homer in the eight, and Josh Edgin induced?three groundballs sandwiched around a two-out walk.

Tags: Binghamton Mets, Buffalo Bisons, Darin Gorski, Toby Hyde
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Tags: Darin Gorski, Toby Hyde
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According to the ESPN gun on Wednesday's Spring Training game, Chris Schwinden was regularly throwing 91 mph while Darin Gorski was 91-92 mph. It's possible the gun was dead-on accurate. It's also possible it too was in spring training mode and needs to get ready for Opening Day.

Last year, Chris Schwinden averaged almost 90 mph with both his four-seam fastball and his sinker in the big leagues last year. Of course, that means there were some 91 mph, and fewer 92 mph fastballs, but an equal number of 89 and 88 heaters.

Gorski was mid-upper 80s a lot in 2010 in Savannah, but I was told he was up to 90ish consistently in 2011 in St. Lucie. Sure, it was one inning in the spring, but 92 is a long way from 86-87. Obviously, more velocity makes him a better prospect.

Tags: Darin Gorski, Spring Training, Toby Hyde
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Bats/Throws: Left/LeftHeight/Weight: 6?4?, 210 lbs

Acquired: 7th rd 2009 (Kutztown U)

Born: 10/6/87 (Mount Joy, PA)

Tags: Darin Gorski, Top Prospects Series, Toby Hyde
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Baseball America released their Florida State League Top 20 Prospects on Monday, and Matt Harvey landed at #2 and Wilmer Flores at #20 as selected by Jim Shonerd.

Shonerd quotes a scout on Harvey:

"Physical. Held his velocity. All the stuff was projectable, too."
and then runs through his arsenal:

Tags: Baseball America, Cesar Puello, Darin Gorski, Wilmer Flores, Toby Hyde
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Gorski had a tremendous year. A 7th round pick in 2009 out of Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, he struggled with Savannah in 2010, posting a 4.58 ERA with 125 hits allowed in 114 innings pitched. ?His K/BB ratio rose from 2.5 (109 K/43 BB) last year to 4.8 (140 K /29 BB) this year. ?I was told that his velocity was up and his command improved over 2010. ?That's good stuff.

On last night's SNY broadcast, Gorski explained his success this year to Chris Carlin:

Tags: Awards, Darin Gorski, Toby Hyde
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St. Lucie LHP Darin Gorski was named the Mets Sterling Organization Pitcher of the Year on Wednesday.

Here's a phoner he taped with Ted last week before game three of St. Lucie FSL Championship Series against the Daytona Cubs.

Tags: Darin Gorski, Toby Hyde
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@ St. Lucie Mets 2, @ Fort Myers Miracle 1

The recently named FSL Pitcher of the Year,?Darin Gorski just continued to shove: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K. ?For the year, 138.2 IP, 109 H, 29 BB, 140 K. ?That's a K/BB of 4.8! ?The 23-year old's dominance has been fairly remarkable this year.

The Mets scored twice in the eighth inning when Stefan Welch singled, Jefry Marte doubled to put runners at second and third and Cesar Puello singled up the middle to drive home both.

Tags: Cesar Puello, Darin Gorski, St. Lucie Mets, Toby Hyde
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Game One: @ Fort Myers Miracle 3, St. Lucie Mets 0Game Two: St. Lucie Mets 4, Fort Myers 3

Darin Gorski (11-3, 2.15) was the tough-luck loser in game one without allowing an earned run: 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K. ?Two runs scored in the first on a play where both catcher Francisco Pena and shortstop Wilmer Flores committed throwing errors. ?The Miracle picked up a run in the second on a fielding error by left fielder Gilbert Gomez.

Dock Doyle's three-run homer was the big hit in game two. ?Kyle Allen (6-9, 5.56) was pretty good: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K. ?Josh Edgin fanned three and walked one in a four out save.

Tags: Darin Gorski, St. Lucie Mets, Toby Hyde
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A+: St. Lucie Mets 7, @ Jupiter Hammerheads 6- 12 innings

A Jefry Marte (1-5, RBI) single plated Cesar Puello (2-6, 3 runs, SB(15)) in the top of the 12th with the eventual game-winning run.

Darin Gorski gave up four runs over his six innings of work. He struck out four and walked none. ?This was the fifth straight start in which Gorski (pictured) has given up multiple earned runs.

Tags: Cesar Puello, Cory Mazzoni, Darin Gorski, Jefry Marte, Wilmer Flores
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Saturday: @ Dunedin Blue Jays 5, St. Lucie Mets 4Sunday: @ Dunedin Blue Jays 8, St. Lucie Mets 1

Rough night at the office Saturday for SS Wilmer Flores. In addition to going 0-3, he committed errors on consecutive plays in the bottom of the ninth that permitted the Jays to score the winning run off LHP Eric Niesen. Flores (.274/.317/.387) had a better day Sunday, going 2-for-3 with a double and a walk. The double was his 19th of the year, while the walk was his 22nd.

Saturday, Darin Gorski was ok: 6 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 HR.

Tags: Cesar Puello, Darin Gorski, St. Lucie Mets, Wilmer Flores, Toby Hyde
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A+: @ St. Lucie Mets 19, Clearwater Threshers 4

We'll start this one with Darin Gorski. Gorski picked up the win despite allowing three runs in five innings of work. With the victory Gorski improves his record to 10-0 on the season. He struck out five, walked three, and allowed five hits.

Now to the fun stuff. Just take a look at this box score and smile. BTW David Wright was the lone St. Lucie hitter not to drive in a run. Man that guy is brutal.

Tags: Darin Gorski, Savannah Sand Gnats, St. Lucie Mets
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A+: St. Lucie Mets 6, @ Lakeland Flying Tigers 5

Darin Gorski moves to 9-0 on the season with probably his worst outing of the season (6 IP, 7 hits, 4 er, bb, 6 k, 2 HR).

Cory Vaughn (1-3, HR (3), 3RBI, HBP) hit a 3-run homerun in the top of the sixth to give St. Lucie a 5-4 lead. In 17 games for St. Lucie, Vaughn is hitting .333/.433/.561 and a 5bb/9K ratio.

Tags: Aderlin Rodriguez, Cory Vaughn, Darin Gorski, Taylor Whitenton
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A+: @ St. Lucie Mets 5, Ft. Myers Miracle 1

Ho hum just another quality performance from Darin Gorski. Seriously folks this is just ridiculous how good Gorksi has been. Gorski allowed just one run over six innings of work lowering his already FSL leading ERA to a microscopic 1.56. I can hear Wally Backman banging his head on his desk right now screaming: "We want Gorski!!"

With the win, Gorski now moves to 8-0 on the season. Over his last 10 starts his ERA is 1.01.

Tags: Blake Forsythe, Cory Vaughn, Darin Gorski, Savannah Sand Gnats, St. Lucie Mets, Wilmer Flores
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Sorry for rolling these out later than I'd planned. ?I was offline (by my standards) for much of the weekend, so I'm playing catch-up with things that I think matter with each of the top four affiliates.

 

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Tags: Darin Gorski, Jefry Marte, Juan Lagares, Wilmer Flores, Toby Hyde
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@ St. Lucie Mets, Bradenton Marauders 2

 

Lots of good stuff in this one. ?We'll start on the mound where Darin Gorski lowered his ERA to 1.55 with this line: 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR. ?His year: 75.2 IP, 60 H, 16 R, 15 BB, 87 K!

Tags: Darin Gorski, Toby Hyde
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St. Lucie Mets 9, Charlotte Stone Crabs 0

 

A night after Matt Harvey most likely made his last start in advanced-A, Darin Gorski (5-0, 1.57) was absolutely brilliant over six innings in what could well have been his final St. Lucie start as well. ?Gorski's line: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K. ?For the year in St. Lucie: 68.2 IP, 54 H, 15 R, 15 BB, 82 K. ?In June, he's been even better, an 0.67 ERA with two walks against 19 strikeouts. ?I expected Harvey's dominance. ?I did not expect Gorski's. ?He is far and away the biggest and best surprise of the 2011 Mets minor league season.

Tags: Darin Gorski, St. Lucie Mets, Wilmer Flores, Toby Hyde
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St. Lucie Mets 5, @ Palm Beach Cardinals 0

There were plenty of good nights on the offense, but no one was as good as Darin Gorski (4-0, 1.62): 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K. ?His season numbers are outstanding: 1.62 ERA, 55.2, 14 BB, 73 K, but he's been untouchable in his last five starts: 0.57 ERA, 31.2 IP, 22 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 8 BB, 35 K.

Lets go to the numbers.

Tags: Darin Gorski, St. Lucie Mets, Toby Hyde
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