Kaczmarski, Thompson Stay Hot in Arizona Fall League

By Michael Mayer

October 27, 2017 No comments

Outside of New York Mets prospects the Scottsdale Scorpions had only two hits during their 11-inning tie game on Thursday night against the Salt River Rafters.

David ThompsonKevin Kaczmarski and Tomas Nido hit second, third and fourth in the lineup respectively and they came through with six of the teams eight hits, three of four RBI and scored two runs.

The big performer of the night was Mets outfield prospect Kaczmarski who continued his outstanding Arizona Fall League. He went 2 for 4 with a home run, double, walk and two runs scored. He’s now 15 for 36 (.417/.475/.583) with eight runs scored and five RBI in nine games.

“I was working on some things in BP with hitting coordinator, just kind of looking for a pitch to drive and being aggressive with it. He threw me a first pitch fastball, so I just tried to hop on it and I got some barrel on it,” Kaczmarski told Scout.com after the game.

Nido had his best game so far reaching base four times with two hits and two walks. He hit his fourth double and knocked in two runs as well. He improved his AFL line to .250/.344/.500 in seven games.

Thompson played third base and also had a multi-hit game as he went 2 for 5 with an RBI. He continues to mash AFL pitching to a .393/.433/.714 line after starting out 1 for 7.

Mets prospects didn’t only shine with the bats, pitchers Kyle Regnault and Matt Pobereyko each threw two scoreless innings. Left-hander Regnault struck out three and has a 1.13 ERA in 7.2 innings.

Pobereyko struck out three including Brewers No. 2 prospect Corey Ray. The right-hander now has nine strikeouts and only one walk in 6.2 scoreless AFL innings.

Both Pobereyko (3.15 ERA, 53 K/34.1 innings) and Regnault (2.78 ERA, 66 strikeouts/64.2 innings) are continuing on the success they had in the regular season. They were both signed by the Mets out of Indy ball as well.