Dustin Lawley Promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas

By Former Writers

August 27, 2013 4 Comments

MiLB: April 29 - St. Lucie Mets at Tampa Yankees

With the ensuing roster shakeups throughout the organization, the recent promotions of Robert Carson, Matt den Dekker, and Anthony Recker have left Wally Backman‘s clubhouse reasonably bare as the 51s push toward a playoff berth in the Pacific Coast League.

So, to help out Las Vegas a little bit, FSL Player of the Year Dustin Lawley is making the jump from High-A to Triple-A, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

The 24-year-old outfielder was selected in the 19th round of the 2011 MLB draft by New York, out of the University of West Florida.

He’s currently hitting .260/.313/.512 in 469 at-bats this season, with a league-leading 25 home runs and 92 RBIs.

While Lawley has been enjoying a solid season, one of the knocks he’s gotten is that he’s too old to be facing FSL pitching. I was surprised he didn’t get a promotion to Binghamton at some point this year, but their outfield is already pretty full as they march toward the Eastern League playoffs. Now that den Dekker is out of the picture and in the major leagues, we get a chance to take a look and see if how Dustin fares in the upper minors.

Best of luck, Dustin!! We’ll be rooting for you.

  • Surprised Vaughn didn’t get promoted to AAA and Lawley to AA.

  • Matt Musico

    Yea, you’d think that would have been the way they went about it, especially since the Mets normally go stop by stop. My only guess is that they wouldn’t want to disrupt the chemistry in Binghamton.

  • 0rdonez

    Is that a Puello joke? Better baseball through chemistry!

  • Matt Musico

    haha well, not on purpose, but I suppose it could be!