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The Mets (19-12) play?their final?spring exhibition game today?against the?Rangers (9-19) in Arlington, Texas (2:05 pm).

Dillon Gee?(2-0, 2.49) will start for the Mets and will be opposed by Ross Detwiler (0-1, 4.15) for the Rangers.

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Here's the Mets full statement on Dillon Gee today, released in five parts on Twitter:

"The arterial blood clot in Dillon Gee's right shoulder has resolved?and Dillon will be discharged from New York-Presbyterian Hospital today.?During the next several days, Dillon will consider additional treatment options,?including possible surgery, to prevent a recurrence of clotting in the same location."
First the good news: Gee is healthy enough to leave the hospital.

Now the not so good: as I suggested yesterday upon examining the history of baseball players and blood clots, it was more likely than not to be a season-ending issue. Today's news does not confirm that, but it certainly raises that as one potential path with the phrase "including possible surgery."

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This is another interesting group with Dillon Gee and Pedro Beato providing big league value right now. ?Cory Vaughn was the Gnats' most dangerous offensive player in the first half, but it's a long way from the SAL to the big leagues and, as Darrell Ceciliani and Juan Urbina have found out, even further from the short-season levels to the bigs.

Part 5 on players ranked 16-20 is here. ?Part 4 on players ranked 21-25 is?here. ?Part 3 on players ranked 26-30 is?here. ?Part 2 on players originally ranked 31-36 is?here.?Part 1 on players originally ranked 36-41 is?here. ??Each player?s name links back to his original scouting report from before the 2011 season.

 

Tags: Cory Vaughn, Darrell Ceciliani, Dillon Gee, Juan Urbina, Pedro Beato, Top Prospects Series, Toby Hyde
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AAA: @ Buffalo Bisons 8, Pawtucket Red Sox 1

Dillon Gee's second outing was much better than his first as he picked up the first win by a Bisons' starter Tuesday.? His line: 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K.? Gee told Bisons.com: "I got them to hit my pitches tonight and luckily the defense did a great job... I felt a little bit more in control tonight; all my pitches were a little bit sharper tonight. I was locating better than I did last time, and again the run support definitely eases the game, I got to give credit to those guys."

Gee's strong start, coupled with the Mets rainout Tuesday, had the beat writers speculating on Twitter that Gee would get the nod for the Mets in Atlanta Sunday.

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In Monday's edition of Baseball Prospectus' Future Shock, Kevin Goldstein lists 10 minor leaguers (five pitchers and five hitters) whose season stat lines were a bit misleading.? Basically its a list of prospects who are not as good as their numbers would indicate.? This is?not a good list to be on.? Two Mets prospects made the list: Dillon Gee and Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

Frankly I was not shocked to see Gee on the list, but I was a little surprised to see Nieuwenhuis appear on this list.? Here are Goldstein's comments on Gee and Nieuwenhuis:

Gee:

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I wanted to change the tone of the entire Dillon Gee discussion.? It's pretty remarkable at all that as a 21st round draft pick in 2007, he's put himself in the conversation for a starting rotation job in 2011.? Twenty-first round picks are not supposed to be big leaguers.

Gee is the only player from the 21st round in 2007 to reach the Major Leagues with the team that drafted him.? The only other Major Leaguer: the White Sox Chris Sale.? The Rockies took a gamble on Sale with the eighth pick of the 21st round but he did not sign.? Instead, he went to Florida Gulf Coast University and transformed himself into a first round pick of the White Sox this summer. ? After 10.1 innings in the minors, he was dropped directly in the Sox bullpen where he's been very good.

Ten players, including Sale, did not sign with the team that drafted them.? Of the 20 players who signed, 11 were out of affiliated baseball in 2010.? Only seven of the 30 picks in the round had made it to AA by 2010.? Only one other player, the Yankees infielder Justin Synder has played at AAA for the team who drafted him in '07; he had a whopping six at bats at triple-A this summer.

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"H.W." practically screams at me:
You have not written anything about Gee over his last two starts against what you would call ?"real" major league lineups! ?The best era logged in first 4 mlb starts by a Mets pitcher since 1995 and you don't have anything to say?? ?Why?? ?You owe this kid an apology for your lack of being a prognosticator!! ?You need to look beyond the stat line. ?Go back and look at the film of him being a pitcher. ?Keeping the mlb bats guessing by not throwing what they would normally look for even in a hitters count. ?Plus, he sets them up. ?He undisputedly (sic), has had successin 4 quality starts at the mlb level. ?So, suck up your pride and tell

everyone you were wrong when you said it would be ugly or you didn't believe it would go well.

Couple things here.

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By the end of Friday, maybe even today, we'll take a look at all of the players who won Sterling Awards as their Met's team's MVP this season.

We'll start at the top, where Dillon Gee, was named the Sterling Award Winner for AAA Buffalo.? How bitter sweet an award must that be?? This is the "Hey, man, you were really good, but not good enough to get a call-up before September" award.

Gee, who's been outstanding his two big league starts finished AAA with a much more ordinary 4.96, but set a new Bisons' single-season record with 165 strikeouts.? He missed the final half of the 2009 season with shoulder problems, rehabbed instead of turning to surgery, and returned strong in 2010.? He was durable,? tying for the International League in starts (28)? and finishing third in innings pitched (162.2), while leading the circuit in strikeouts.? His K/9 of 9.20 was second in the IL behind only Tampa's Jeremy Hellickson.? He was also was second in HR allowed (23) and led the league in HBP (13).? Leading any minor league, but especially AAA in counting stats is a slightly dubious honor, the player was good enough to succeed at the level without moving up.

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- First of all, he's been remarkably good, better than anyone could have imagined.? He's allowed just one run in his first 13 MLB innings over two starts.? In his final 26 starts at AAA, he did not have a single pair of starts in which he allowed as few as one run over 13 innings.

- There is precedent for this in Gee's season: he began 2010 by shutting out the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees for 13 over two two consecutive starts.? In those 13 innings he struck out 12 and walked one.

- In Gee's 13 MLB innings against the Pirates and Nationals: 7 walks and 7 strikeouts.

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AAA: SWB Yankees 9, @ Buffalo Bisons 2

The Bisons were mathematically eliminated in front of a serious crowd of 15,539 in their home finale.

Dillon Gee (13-8, 4.96) was not good: 4 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 1 HBP.? Explain to me why a guy with an ERA pushing five in AAA deserves a shot in the big leagues, or could help in the big leagues?

Tags: Armando Rodriguez, Binghamton Mets, Buffalo Bisons, Dillon Gee, Jeurys Familia, Savannah Sand Gnats, St. Lucie Mets, Toby Hyde
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AAA: @ Buffalo Bisons 12, Pawtucket Red Sox 4

We'll start with Dillon Gee (13-7, 4.87): 6.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 3 HR.

I was watching this one not on SNY, but on MiLB.tv running the SNY feed.? MiLB.tv, because it's encrypted with windows media, makes it just barely worth it on a mac, but I was disappointed there was no radar gun on Gee all night. ? Generally he located well, with a fastball that the Buffalo broadcasters described as topping out at 91.? That, and the types of swings he was getting, suggests he wasn't above 89-90 mph most of the night.? He used his changeup and curveball.? It's tough to be too precise commenting on pitches while watching in a few inch-square box.? However, the curve, which he didn't use that much, stuck out to me as an improved offering.

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Dillon Gee set a new Bisons' strikeout record last night.? Even so, despite a sparkling 4.2 K/BB I cannot make an argument based on Gee's stats that he's ready to be an asset to the Major League team.? Lets compare him the International League averages across a couple of key rate categories.

ERASO %BB%HR %AVGBABIP
IL AVERAGE4.1818.78.42.3.263.306
GEE4.8423.25.53.1.274.333
As the chart above makes plain, he strikes out more guys than the average AAA pitcher, walks fewer but gives up more home runs, and has a higher batting average against to go along with a higher BABIP against.? There could be some element of luck involved, but the Bisons have been trotting out a pretty solid defensive team behind him, so I read the numbers as suggesting that when batters do make contact against Gee, they're hitting it harder relatively than they do against the average IL pitcher.

I don't see much in Gee's splits to tell me he's ready now and wasn't earlier.? Do you you?? Even in August, when he owns a pretty 26 strikeouts against four walks, he's allowed 13 runs in 24.1 innings.

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Friday (Completed Saturday): @ Toledo Mud Hens 12, Buffalo Bisons 6Saturday: @ Toledo Mud Hens 5, Buffalo Bisons 4Sunday: @ Toledo Mud Hens 2, Buffalo Bisons 0

GEE and STONER Are What They AreComing off four strong starts that ranged between effective and excellent, Dillon Gee (9-6, 4.82) was ripped for six runs, all earned, on nine hits including two home runs, in four innings on Friday.

While Tobi Stoner has not had Gee's brilliant starts, but he's also avoided the worst of his blowups.? Saturday, Stoner (5-8, 5.67) gave up five runs on nine hits, including one home run, while walking one and fanning four in five innings.

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AAA: @ Buffalo Bisons 2, Gwinnett Braves 1As Walt Clyde Frazier might say, if he broadcast baseball, Dillon Gee is wheelin and dealin' again.? His Sunday line: 8 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K.

Gee in July: 21.2 IP, 14 H, 2.49 ERA, 7 R, 2 HR, 2 BB, 25 K.? This impressive run comes on the back of an rough June (7.12 ERA, 41 H, 5 HR, 30.1 IP).? With Gee pitching like this, how many more ugly starts will the Mets endure from Hisanori Takahashi before giving Gee a shot?

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#20 3B Richard Lucas

Why Ranked Here: I liked Lucas? strength and ability to use the whole field at the plate.? I thought he had a chance to stay at third.

What Happened: The Mets skipped the 21-year old Lucas, coming off a good year in Kingsport, and a so-so few weeks in the NYP, over Savannah (where Jefry Marte was holding down the hot corner) to St. Lucie, where's he's struggled.? He just hasn't made enough contact in the FSL.? However, his ten home runs are good enough for fifth in the League, so he?s hit for some power.? Now, can he make more contact in the second half?

Stock: Down.

Tags: Aderlin Rodriguez, Alonzo Harris, Brant Rustich, Darrell Ceciliani, Dillon Gee, Eduardo Aldama, Robert Carson, Zach Dotson, Zach Lutz, Toby Hyde
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Bisons' RHP Dillon Gee enterted last night's game against Durham having surrendered only 2 runs in his first 18 innings this season.?Many, including myself, were calling for his promotion. However last night he came down to earth, allowing 8 hits and 5 runs over 4.2 innings. Here's what Gee had to say, as quoted by the Buffalo News:

"You never want to be due for one of those [bad starts], but it's just that I wasn't making good pitches. And when you make bad pitches in tough situations like that when you have guys on base, you're going to get hurt. That's no matter where you're playing. It's just one of those things."
After that performance he's now?3?0 with a 2.78 ERA in?four starts with the Herd,?having?struck out 22 in 22 innings against just three walks? It'll be interesting to see how Dillon deals with adversity and?bounces back from this, knowing full well the Mets are keeping a close?eye on him...
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Mets? starter?John Maine was forced to leave Friday night?s 5-2 win against the Braves in the fourth inning due to pain in his left elbow. According to the NY Daily News,?he feels he?ll be able to make his next start and even claimed that despite the injury it?s the best he has felt in a long time.

Bottom line is that Maine simply isn?t producing and is rarely hitting 90 mph on the gun with his fastball ? so it?s time for Jerry Manuel and Omar Minaya?to explore other options while the organization tries to figure out what is going on with his velocity? Rather than dipping into the pen (Fernando Nieve, Raul Valdes,?or Hisanori Takahashi) for an answer, the organization needs to take a solid look at Bisons right-hander Dillon Gee.

Critics will say he doesn?t throw hard enough, but he has rebounded phenomenally from a shoulder injury that shut him down for the year last May. He?s 3-0 and has allowed just 2 runs with Buffalo in 18 innings? Dillon mixes his pitches extremely well and displays excellent control, similar to that of Rick Reed...

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Met minor league players who have gotten off to quick 2010 starts:
  • RHP Dillon Gee, Bisons: With the Mets struggles here's a guy to keep your eye on. After being shut down with a shoulder problem in May of last year, Dillon has come out of the gate on fire. He's now 2-0 and?has yet to allow a run in 13 innings (5 H/1 BB).
  • 1B Ike Davis, Bisons: Speculation on a callup continues to swirl as Ike continues to hit. The top prospect has collected a hit in all but one of the Bisons' games. Overall he's hitting .364/.500/.636 (12-for-33, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 9 BB).
  • OF Nick Evans, B-Mets: He's hitting at a .372 clip (16-for-43) with 3 homers and 10 RBI to start the year. In the first two games against New Hampshire last weekend Evans went 5-for-10 with a homer, 3 RBI, and scored 4 runs.
  • LHP James Fuller, Savannah: The left-hander turned in his second solid start of the season last Wednesday when he gave up just one run on four hits in eight innings. He didn't recieve much support, as the Gnats fell to Augusta 1-0. Fuller has allowed 1 ER in his 14 IP this year.
  • RHP Manuel Alvarez, St. Lucie: Although old for the FSL at 25, the right-hander has been impressive as the closer for St. Lucie. He's converted all four opportunities, has yet to allow a run, and struck out 7 in his 6.2 innings.
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Adam Rubin at the Daily News reports on his blog, Surfing the Mets that Dillon Gee has undergone labrum surgery.

Jenrry Mejia has not pitched for Binghamton since June 23.? B-Mets Pitching Coach Hector Berrios on Mejia's return date:

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I was told that RHP Dillon Gee, who is in St. Lucie rehabbing a right shoulder strain, will begin a throwing program in the coming days. That means he won't appear in a game until August or so.

Gee has been on the Bisons disabled list since May 29.? Gee was 1-3 with a 4.10 ERA in 48.1 innings for Buffalo this year with 42 strikeouts against 16 walks.

Perhaps his shoulder strain had something to do with his heavy workload in 2008, when following 154.1 innings split between St. Lucie and Binghamton, he was brilliant (4-0, 2.22 ERA) in 48.2 innings for Ponce in Puerto Rico.? For Ponce, he fanned 43 and walked just 13.

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Friday, the Buffalo Bisons placed RHP Dillon Gee and Carlos Muniz on the DL with right shoulder strains.? That's an imprecise diagnosis, but it will have to do for now.

Alex Cora will also join the Bisons on an MLB rehab assignment starting tonight.? So, Mets fans, the Ramon Martinez experiment might be over soon.

The Mets also acquired OF Emil Brown from the San Diego Padres.? The 34 year old is a career .258/.323/.398 hitter in 2244 MLB AB over parts of nine seasons spent with the Pirates, Padres, Royals and A's.?? Brown was hitting .260/.345/.432 with the Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast League where he had made 21 starts in right, 7 in LF and one in CF.

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Dillon Gee lasted 3.1 innings Saturday against the Marlins, yielding two runs on four hits, in his first outing longer than 2 innings.? The Marlins runs scored on homers by Dan Uggla in the second inning and Jorge Cantu in the fourth.? Gee fanned four and walked two.? Both walks came in the fourth inning following the second homer, as Gee ran up against his pitch count.

Both homers came on elevated inside fastballs on 2-0 counts.? Cantu's was wind aided.? Uggla's was a shot.

Gee then started Cody Ross out with a changeup, and later in the AB puched out Ross on another change that tumbled away from the batter.? Gee consistently induced swings and misses from the Marlins with his change.? He fanned Hanley Ramirez with a changeup that faded down to end the third inning.

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As MetsBlog.com's Matthew Cerrone detailed this morning, RHP Dillon Gee will be starting this afternoon for the Mets when they take on the Florida Marlins at 1 p.m.

While with the Mets earlier this spring Gee allowed?two earned runs and seven hits in six innings while striking out four and walking one.

After being promoted to AA at the end of last season, he allowed just four runs in 27 innings?before following that up with winning Pitcher of the Year honors in the Puerto Rican Winter League.

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The Binghamton Mets announced last week that they will play 11 exhibition games between March 18 and April 2 in Florida before heading north to open their season April 8th against the Trenton Thunder, the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees.

The schedule includes five games against the Jacksonville Suns (AA affiliate of the Marlins) and six games against the Springfield Cardinals (AA affiliate of the Cardinals).

Mets minor league pitchers and catchers reported to camp last Friday while position players will report on Wednesday. However many of the teams top prospects have already been at the Mets' Port St. Lucie complex working and / or seeing action with the major league club over the last few weeks.

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Young seventeen-year old shortstop Wilmer Flores got his first taste of Grapefruit League action against the Nationals at Port St. Lucie yesterday afternoon.

He played the whole game, hitting out of the eigth spot, and went 1-for-4. According to Adam Rubin at his Daily News blog, Wilmer swung at the first pitch in his first two plate apppearances.

He will be in the lineup again today against the Nationals, hitting sixth and playing short. C Josh Thole is also slated to start, hitting fifth.

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The Mets defeated the Florida Marlins this afternoon 9-0 inside Tradition Field at Port St. Lucie. Oliver Perez started, tossing two shutout innings and striking out three.

RHP Dillon Gee took over in the third and was impressive, allowing just an infield hit to Cameron Maybin while fanning two over his two innings of work. Maybin wasn't on base for long, as Gee promptly picked him off a few pitches later.

The right-hander had a good 2008 at St. Lucie and an even better debut in Binghamton, allowing just four runs over 27 innings. He followed that up with a solid performance in the Puerto Rican Winter League, going 4-0 while allowing just 12 runs and 13 walks in 48.2 innings (10 starts) for a 2.22 ERA.? It earned him the league's Pitcher of the Year honor.

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Right-hander Dillon Gee continued his successful winter league season with Leones de Ponce on Saturday, tossing seven shutout innings and allowing just five hits against Carolina. After being promoted and allowing just four runs in 27 innings to end last season with Binghamton, Gee is 4-0 with a 2.31 ERA, 42 strikeouts, and 12 walks in 46.2 IP in Puerto Rico. His pitching coaching is Ricky Bones, who was also his coach with the B-Mets.

... the twenty-two-year-old continues to impress, relying on a high 80s to low 90s fastball with very good location? he's not going to overpower you by any means but works the corners very well, mixing in a changeup and soft curve?he'll likely begin the 2009 season with the B-Mets...

...and on a side note I'd like to thank Toby for the warm introduction and the opportunity to contribute... i look forward to the months ahead and certainly wish we could fast forward to March and spring baseball, to say the least... i'm sure you all agree...

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Pitching for his B-Mets pitching coach, Ricky Bones, Dillon Gee made his fifth start for Leones de Ponce Friday night.? The 22-year old gave up two runs, one earned, on four hits in six innings, walking three and fanning eight.? In four of his five starts he has pitched against Mayaguez.

Overall he is:

1-0, 1.57 ERA, 23 IP, 17 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 25 SO, 1.11 GO/AO, .215 Opp AVG

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A+: Dillon Gee RHP

A+: 8-6, 3.25 ERA, 21 GS, 127.1 IP, 117 H, 49 R, 46 ER, 6 HR, 19 BB, 94 K

AA: 2-0, 1.33 ERA, 4 GS, 27 IP, 18 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 HR, 5 BB, 20 K

Gee?s 3.25 ERA was 7th best in the FSL.

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In his final minor league report, Adam Rubin writes about the ascension of Dillon Gee and the pitchers of the 2007 draft class. Rubin explains that Gee expanded his arsenal this year:

Gee asked permission to add a curveball to his repertoire this season, then worked with St. Lucie pitching coach Dan Murray to develop it this year. He still throws his slider, and said about adding the curveball: ?It?s not like my go-to pitch, but I throw it a lot first pitch for a strike to get ahead ? just something else besides a fastball. Now I have a couple of ?out? pitches. The curveball I can throw for a strike, and the fastball, changeup.?

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Over the weekend, the Mets promoted Bobby Parnell to AAA and Dillon Gee to AA.

After a strong performance Thursday, Dillon Gee left the Florida State League 8-6 with a 3.25 ERA in 127.1 IP for St. Lucie. He allowed just 117 hits, less than one per inning. With 94 strikeouts and 19 walks, he?s working with a very strong K/BB ratio of a 4.94. His home run rate is a modest .42 per nine innings and his walk rate is a tiny 1.34 per nine. That?s all good stuff.

However, there are two major statistical markers that give reason for pause. Gee has struck out only 6.64 batters per nine innings. I?m really dogmatic on this point: at high-A, the best pitching prospects strike out a batter an inning. Moreover, he?s a relatively extreme flyball pitcher with a gb/fb ratio of 0.86. As hitters get stronger, those drives that have been swallowed by the FSL?s heavy air and big ballparks could turn into extra base hits.

The night I saw Gee, in a game against Dunedin that was later rained out, he didn?t appear to be at his best, or at least failed to live up to his otherwise impressive stat line from the rest of the year in the FSL. Gee gave up a long pair of homers to former Cubs top prospect Brian Dopirak, trying to rescue his career with the Blue Jays. He was throwing his fastball 89-91 and working with a soft curve that was in the 69-75 mph range. The fastball was consistently up in the zone that evening. I liked the run on his 82 mph changeup.

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