Mets prospects David Peterson and Andres Gimenez are both continuing their 2019 seasons in the Arizona Fall League, which is made up of many of the best and most advanced prospects in baseball. And they're excelling while playing for the Scottsdale Scorpions.
Peterson, the Mets' No. 7 prospect and No. 2 ranked pitching prospect according to MLB Pipeline, has yet to allow a run in two AFL starts.
The 24-year-old left-hander fired 3.0 scoreless innings on Sept. 21 while allowing one hit, walking one and striking out four in his first start. On Sept. 28, he tossed 3.1 scoreless innings while allowing four hits, walking three and striking out four.
Peterson had a 4.19 ERA while striking out 122 batters in 116.0 innings (24 starts) this season for Double-A Binghamton. He will likely begin the 2020 season with Triple-A Syracuse, and could be a rotation option for the Mets at some point during the season.
Gimenez, the Mets' No. 3 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, is slashing .346/.393/.500 with one homer, one double and 11 RBI in 26 at-bats over seven games in the AFL.
The 21-year-old infielder hit .250/.309/.387 with nine homers, 22 doubles, and five triples in 117 games this season for Double-A Binghamton, where he was one of the youngest players in the league.
Peterson and Gimenez are among a handful of Mets prospects participating in the AFL this year, with other notable players including right-handed reliever Ryley Gilliam and catchers Patrick Mazeika and Ali Sanchez.
Gilliam, 23, was drafted in the fifth round of the 2018 MLB Draft and advanced all the way to Triple-A this season.
So far in the AFL, Gilliam has yet to allow an earned run in 4.1 innings over three relief appearances while allowing three hits, walking none and striking out three.
The AFL runs through Oct. 26.