Darrell Ceciliani, OF, Mets (Rookie-Level Kingsport)Baseball America put B-Mets 1B Ike Davis at #13 on this week's Prospect Hot Sheet.
Thursday's stats: 4-for-5, 2 R, RBI, K, CSA fourth-round pick this year out of a small community college in Washington, Ceciliani is a excellent athlete with plus speed, gap power who needs less time adjusting to pro ball as his college team played with wood bats. He just turned 19 last month, is 14-for-30 in his last seven games and .301/.393/.452 overall in 20 pro games, and scouts are taking notice.
Why He's Here: .385/.467/.692 (10-for-26), 2 HR, 2 2B, 6 RBIs, 6 R, 4 BB, 4 SOBaseball America shows some love for Wilmer Flores:
The Scoop: Davis has clubbed more home runs this season (12) and compiled a higher slugging percentage (.486) than any of the other four first-round first basemen from the '08 draft. That's a group that includes Yonder Alonso, Justin Smoak, David Cooper and Allan Dykstra. To be fair, Smoak began the year in Double-A and has moved up to Triple-A, unlike Davis who started in high Class A, but then Smoak has enjoyed much friendlier hitting environments along the way.
You won't find low Class A Savannah SS Wilmer Flores' (Mets) names among the South Atlantic League leaders, not with the way he started. But the 17-year-old Venezuelan batted .391/.444/.565 (9-for-23) on the week, with a home run, a double, six runs scored and five RBIs. His season has been trending up, as he's now hit .300 or better in both July and August—a combined 53-for-173 (.306)—and has raised his season line to .286/.325/.368 through 85 games. While Flores possesses very little speed and hasn't hit for a ton of game power, his bat control remains impressive. He's got just 42 whiffs on the year, and since July he's fanned in just 10 percent of his at-bats