A pair of minor league Mets were recognized by their respective leagues on Monday for their performances during the previous week. Las Vegas 51s RHP Jonathan Albaladejo was named the Pacific Coast League’s pitcher of the week for the period ending July 30, while the Appalachian League’s player of the week for the same period went to Kingsport Mets OF Rigoberto Terrazas.
Albaladejo, 34, has made an immediate impact since signing with the organization on July 25. Across two appearances, the former major leaguer worked 11.1 innings and did not allow a run. He made his first start with the 51s on Saturday, and was simply dominant, scattering four hits over seven innings while punching out eight.
Albaladejo joined the Mets after making 16 appearances for the independent Bridgeport Bluefish, as the 6’5″ native of Puerto Rico looks to work his way back to the majors. He was last seen in the big leagues with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2012. In five major league seasons, Albaladejo recorded a 4.34 ERA in 76.2 innings.
Terrazas was an extreme thorn in the side of Appy League pitchers this past week, hitting .500 (14-28) with a home run and five runs driven in. For the season, the 21-year-old is hitting .380/.438/.549, with 18 extra base hits, 17 RBIs, and a 17:16 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Terrazas in the midst of his fourth professional season, after he was signed by the Mets from Mexico on July 3, 2013. He spent his first two years in the Dominican Summer League, before making an underwhelming stateside debut in the GCL in 2016. The switch hitter has career numbers of .281/.351/.360, three home runs, and 90 RBIs.