Friday: ppd after 1 inning (resumed August 23)
Darin Gorski (7-0, 1.56) Saturday: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K. The AA rotation is currently Matt Harvey, Jeurys Familia, Robert Carson, Tobi Stoner and Brandon Moore. I guess Gorski (pictured), his league-leading ERA, his 10 K/9, and his 5.1 K/BB ratio are rooting for Stoner to return to his AAA level and clear a spot. How much longer does Gorski need to wait on Stoner and Moore?
After hits in every game this weekend, Juan Lagares is hitting .344/.378/.484 in 66 games. The 22-year old even drew a walk. This is notable because he's walked 13 times in 66 games this year. There's just no way to be a productive corner outfielder walking under five times a month. I'd now bet (but not terribly strongly) that despite leading the league in hitting, Lagares will spend most of the second half in St. Lucie where the Mets will try to get him to walk more than once a week. Then he'd start 2012 as 23-year old on the corner in AA.
Name that Prospect
Compare two players for a moment.
Player A - .276/.343/.390, 16 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 28 BB, 55 K, 10/11 SB - 290 AB
Player B - .276/.321/.377, 15 2B, 0 3B, 5 HR, 19 BB, 42 K, 1/2 SB - 297 AB
Player A - BB% - 8.6%… K% - 17% … Iso slg: .114
Player B - BB% - 6% …. K% - 13% …. Iso slg: .101
Player A is Jefry Marte, who turned 20 in June. Player B is Wilmer Flores, who will turn 20 in August.
Flores seemed to turn a little corner in the second week of June, but I just thought this snapshot captured how similar these two young ones have been in the FSL this year.