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Valentino Pascucci

Matthew Cerrone, from MetsBlog: Speaking of position players, I was sent a question from Ted in Brooklyn, and he asked, ‘When you have guys like Damion Easley and Argenis Reyes, who maybe weren’t hitting so well off the bench, why didn’t you turn to guys like John Rodriguez or Val Pascucci, who were hitting really well in Triple A?’  Why don’t guys like that get the call?  Is it a roster situation?  Or contracts?  Why not turn to those guys?  Because they were hitting really well in Triple-A.

Omar Minaya:  They were hitting really well, but the reality is that Easley had a very good year.  I mean, we’ve got a really good bench.  And the fact that a lot of our guys were hurt, early those guys were hurt, we had injuries, and guys like Fernando Tatis – as a bench player – were outstanding, Easley as a bench player was outstanding.  Castro as a bench player did a very good job.  Those guys, though they may have numbers that look good in Triple A, still they have never been proven guys in the major leagues and you can’t take Triple-A numbers and correlate them to Major Leagues numbers.

 

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The Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs lost 15-6, last night at the hands of the Iowa Cubs.

During the 12-run eighth inning, Val Pascucci, who started the game at first base, took the mound with one out. He allowed a pair of doubles, but recorded two outs - twice as many as Tim McNab and Ivan Maldonado combined to retire in the inning.

Pascucci also doubled home two runs in the loss.

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On Saturday night, 29–year-old OF Valentino Pascucci hit three home runs in one game for Triple-A New Orleans.

To read more about Pascucci, and to listen to the radio call of his third home run, check out MiLB.com.

Pascucci is batting .286 with 24 HR and 65 RBI during 89 games in Triple-A this season.

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In a column for SNY.tv, Marisa Belaidi talks with 29–year-old OF Chris Aguila, who is hitting .318 with 17 HR and 40 RBI in 218 at bats for Triple-A New Orleans.

What’s more, Aguila is batting .353 against left-handed pitching, with a .413 OBP.

Hit .234 with 18 extra base hits and nine walks in 141 games played for the Marlins between 2004 and 2006.

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This past weekend, the Mets signed 30–year-old free-agent OF John Rodriguez to a minor-league contract. 

Rodriguez, who was 1 for 3 in his first game for Triple-A New Orleans yesterday, hit .298 in 158 career games for the Cardinals in 2005 and 2006. 

He spent all of 2007 with Triple-A Memphis. 

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Val Pascucci is hitting .288 with a 1.065 OPS since signing with the Mets and joining Triple-A New Orleans.

Pascucci has more home runs in 32 games with the Zephyrs than the total produced by Mets left fielders and first basemen in 2008.

Ted Berg: You've been hitting pretty well down there lately.

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On WFAN’s mid-day show, hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts suggested the Mets trade Aaron Heilman to the Yankees for 1B-OF Shelly Duncan.

This is a terrible, terrible suggestion.

Heilman has been shaky, but he can still be sent to the minors without having to clear waivers, and so trading him for a 28–year-old loose cannon who is hitting .161 with a one home run makes very little sense to me.

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