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@ St. Lucie Mets 6, Charlotte Stone Crabs 4

Cool recovery story: Sean Ratliff. After taking a foul ball off his face that fractured bone, required multiple surgeries, caused him to miss the 2011 season and threatened his career, Ratliff, played for the first time in 2012. He's 25 now, so while it's very unlikely he'll ever make a difference in the big leagues, it's just a nice story of?perseverance?that he's back on the field.

DH Robbie Shields: 3-for-4 with two doubles. The Mets third round pick in 2009, Shields is now 24, and had a really a good first week in the FSL in 2012 by going 6-for-13 with three doubles and a triple, two walks and no strikeouts. He missed the second half of 2011 in St. Lucie with back problems and when he did play, he hit .269/.338/.388 in 20 games in the FSL.

Tags: Cory Mazzoni, Robbie Shields, Toby Hyde
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@ Fort Myers Miracle 2, St. Lucie Mets 1?(5 innings)St. Lucie Mets @ Fort Myers Miracle - ppd by rain

I got all exciting when I saw Robbie Shields in the box score playing second base. ?Then I got worried when I saw he only had one at-bat. ?Then I realized that this was the completion of the suspended game from July 1 which Shields started before hitting the DL with a lower back problem on July 28.

Tags: Greg Peavey, Robbie Shields, St. Lucie Mets, Toby Hyde
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From Adam Rubin's Farm Report at ESPNNY this week.

Steven Matz

"...has halted throwing for the time being. He is expected to return to the Mets? Port St. Lucie, Fla., complex in a week to 10 days. After being examined by Mets doctor?David Altchek?following elbow discomfort, Matz sought a second opinion from Dr.?James Andrews. [Farm Director Adam] Wogan suggested neither doctor has any concern."
 

Tags: Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Robbie Shields, Steve Matz, Toby Hyde
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It's just a tick past the mid-point of the minor league season, and high time to start my mid-season review of my preseason Top 41 prospect list. ?I'll finish with a look at the biggest risers outside of my pre-season Top 41. If you have suggestions for ways to improve this series, hit me up in the comment section

I will not do an in-season re-ranking. ?I just don't see a point. ?I want to see the 2011 draftees play. ?I want to see the short-season guys play. ?I want to see how the guys who were recently promoted handle their new levels. ?I want to see if the guys who struggled in the first half can make adjustments. ?.

 

Tags: Domingo Tapia, Javier Rodriguez, Jordanny Valdespin, Robbie Shields, Top Prospects Series, Zach Dotson, Toby Hyde
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Wednesday, after the Gnats clinched, SS/2B Robbie Shields and closer Josh Edgin were promoted to advanced-A St. Lucie to help with the FSL version of the pennant chase. ?The St. Lucie first half runs through next Wednesday, so until then, moves at the a-ball level will be made with the goal of winning the FSL to go along with the SAL first half.

Both Shields and Edgin are ready to help and could be big upgrades for St. Lucie.

 

Tags: Josh Edgin, Robbie Shields, Transactions, Toby Hyde
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It's Sunday, and the news of the day is at second base.

1. Reese Havens was reinstated from the Binghamton disabled list and transferred to advanced-A St. Lucie.

2. Robbie Shields is scheduled for his first professional start at 2B today for the Gnats. ?He last played second in a game as a freshman in college in 2007.

Tags: Reese Havens, Robbie Shields, Toby Hyde
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With the big leaguers over in Orlando taking on the Braves, the complex was all about the minor leaguers today. Mets CEO Fred Wilpon was cruising around the complex, being driven on a golf cart. Here are some of my notes from today's workouts:

- Albert Cordero had been battling an illness, but told me he is go to go today...

- Darrell Ceciliani is very talkative and always smiling, but is all business when he has a bat in his hands. He looks to be having a ton of fun. He had an impressive round of BP, spraying line drives to all fields.

Tags: Albert Cordero, Darrell Ceciliani, Francisco Pena, Juan Urbina, Matt Harvey, Robbie Shields, Scott Moviel
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Saturday: Jupiter Hammerheads 8, @ St. Lucie Mets 2Sunday: St. Lucie Mets 11, @ Jupiter Hammerheads 5Sunday, Jeurys Familia was a Wilmer Flores error from a six-inning shutout.? With one out and one on, instead of turning two, Flores committed an error that kept the inning going.? Familia then gave up a single, a grand slam and and another home run for this line: 6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 B, 6 K, 2 HR.? That's now 36 strikeouts against seven walks in his last 26.1 innings.? I'm hoping to get a Familia post up for later Monday.

Rafael Fernandez was the hitting star on Sunday, going 4-5 with a double and two RBI.? He was 2-4 with a triple on Sunday.? Fernandez, who just turned 22 at the beginning of the month, has hit .312/.343/.455 in 46 games for St. Lucie, significantly better than his .253/.309/.360 line in Savannah.? He has some real believers in the organization, and scouts like his athleticism.? Those numbers are no joke in the FSL.

Tags: Jeurys Familia, Matt den Dekker, Rafael Fernandez, Robbie Shields, Savannah Sand Gnats, St. Lucie Mets, Toby Hyde
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SS-A: @ Lowell Spinners 3, Brooklyn Cyclones 2

The Cyclones offense racked up eleven hits, but managed to push across only two run in the 3-2 loss to Lowell.? Brooklyn left eight runners on base, including four in scoring position.? Also, two Cyclone base-runners were thrown out at the plate.? After a double by Rylan Sandoval (2-5, 2B) and a single by Darrell Ceciliani (2-4), Jeff Flagg (0-4, 3K) came to the plate with 2-outs.? Sandoval was then thrown out trying to steal home, ending the scoring threat.? In the fourth inning, Joe Bonfe (2-4) reached on a one-out single, two batters later J.B. Brown (2-4, 2B) doubled to left-field, but Bonfe was cut down at the plate trying to score.

A.J. Piniera, who made his first start of the season, pitched four scoreless innings, giving up only one hit, while walking one and striking out none.? Jonathan Kountis took the loss, giving up all three Lowell runs in his two innings of work.

Tags: Daily Recap, Robbie Shields
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According to a study last week in the Hardball Times by Jeff Sackman, the Mets second pick in the June 2009 draft, 3rd rounder Robbie Shields was the best defensive shortstop in college baseball.

Here's Sackman's list of 2009 draftees who met a playing time requirement, with his commentary following:

Player          School                  +/-

Tags: Robbie Shields, Toby Hyde
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According to Brooklyn Cyclones manager Pedro Lopez, the Mets second pick in the 2009 draft, third rounder SS Robert Shields signed his contract on Tuesday.? He's been with Brooklyn, but in the words of his new manager, "hasn't done anything in 10 days."? Lopez thought that it would take Shields and the Cyclones staff "four or five days to get him in baseball shape."
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With their first pick, at #72 overall in the second round, the Mets drafted LHP Steve Matz out of Ward Melville HS in East Setauket, NY.? With their third round pick, at #103 overall, the Mets plucked SS Robbie Shields (pictured) from Florida Southern.? Both seem like reasonable selections.

You can watch MLB.com scouting video of Matz here.? He's throwing 88-90 in the clips.? He'll likely begin his professional career in the GCL.

At his Surfing the Mets Blog, Adam Rubin talked to Mets scouting director Rudy Terrasas who said of Matz:

Tags: Daily Recap, Draft, Robbie Shields, Steve Matz, Toby Hyde
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