Mets left-handed pitching prospect Kevin Canelon threw 1.1 scoreless innings last night for the Tiburones de La Guaira (Venezuelan Winter League) in their 3-2 loss to the Leones del Caracas. Canelon, 23, retired all four batters he faced including a strikeout. Canelon is looking to continue what has been a
The Dominican Winter League had their annual prospect draft last night and it was no surprise to see Fernando Tatis Jr. of the San Diego Padres organization go first overall to the Estrellas Orientales. In total, 119 players were selected by the six Dominican teams with two of them coming
The Eastern League announced today that Binghamton Rumble Ponies starter Corey Oswalt has been voted Pitcher of the Year. The last Binghamton pitcher to win the award was Michael Fulmer in 2015. Earlier this season he was an Eastern League All-Star and started the game for the Eastern Division.
For the second straight month, Colombia Fireflies right-hander Matt Blackham has been named the South Atlantic League Relief Pitcher of the Month. In August, Blackham, threw 10.2 scoreless innings while allowing only five hits, two walks and 14 strikeouts. The last time that Matt allowed an earned run was
St. Lucie Mets starter Justin Dunn was scratched from his start tonight minutes before the game after appearing to injure himself during warm ups. The Mets first round pick in 2016 left with right arm tightness according to early reports. Dunn, 21, has struggled in his first season in
The New York Mets announced that left-handed pitching prospect Thomas Szapucki underwent Tommy John Surgery yesterday in New York City. Szapucki, 21, was 1-2 with a 2.79 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 27 strikeouts compared to 10 walks in 29.1 innings for the Columbia Fireflies this season. The Mets fifth round pick in 2015,
In game two of the St. Lucie Mets doubleheader against the Daytona Tortugas, Tim Tebow was the hero with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning. The home run extended Tebow’s hitting streak to 11 games and gave St. Lucie a doubleheader sweep of Daytona.
Tim Tebow wasn’t very good in Columbia. He slashed .220/.311/.336 in 64 games. Still, the Mets promoted him to High-A St. Lucie. Since going to St. Lucie, Tebow has slashed .318/.412/.500 his first 14 games and has reached base all 14 games he has been there. He also currently has a
New York Mets top left-handed pitching prospect Thomas Szapucki left his start last night for the Columbia Fireflies after facing only three batters. The radio announcers said he had discomfort in his left forearm. Tough news for 21-year-old fast riser who already had his season start late because of a
New York Mets right-handed pitching prospect Cameron Planck will be having season-ending shoulder surgery next week. Planck, 19, has yet to pitch to make his pro debut (did pitch during instructs and extended spring training this year) since being drafted in the 11th round by the Mets last year.