WEEK IN REVIEW
The Las Vegas 51s (42-69, fourth in the Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern division) have had enough struggles this season, but it way get worse with the promotion of Amed Rosario.
The Binghamton Rumble Ponies (61-46), second in the Eastern League Eastern division) are trending upwards, having won their last four series.
The St. Lucie Mets (49-59, sixth in the Florida State League South division) are in a funk, but Peter Alonso is not. The second-year first baseman hit .336/.997 with eight home runs in July.
The Columbia Fireflies (56-51, fourth in the South Atlantic League Southern division) avoided an embarrassing defeat on Tuesday by staving off 10 Charleston runs, after Columbia had jumped out to an 11-0 lead.
The Brooklyn Cyclones (14-29, fourth in the New York-Penn League McNamara division) were nearly no-hit for the second time in franchise history on Thursday, but a Walter Rasquin triple to lead off the ninth inning foiled the Tri-City effort.
The Kingsport Mets (16-24, fourth in the Appalachian League West division) rekindled their early season offense by scoring nine runs on Thursday, thanks to an Anthony Dirocie grand slam, his ninth home run this season.
The GCL Mets (10-20, fifth in the Gulf Coast League East division) scored nine runs in a rain shortened game last Saturday, helped by a two-RBI effort from second-round pick Mark Vientos.
The DSL Mets1 (34-18, second in the Dominican Summer League South division) have benefited from Malky Mena‘s superb season on the mound. He has recorded a 1.85 ERA in ten starts.
METS MINORS NEWS & BUZZ
Columbia Fireflies RHP Matt Blackham was named the South Atlantic League reliever of the month for July. During the period, the 2015 29th-round pick did not allow an earned run in 15 innings, while striking out 23 batters across his eight outings. Read more here.
The Brooklyn Cyclones set a franchise record in Wednesday’s victory by stealing eight bases. The mark was achieved with the help of three swiped bags each from Walter Rasquin and Jose Miguel Medina, and one from Quinn Brodey and Edgardo Fermin. Read more here.
The Cyclones announced that 2017 Mets first round draft pick David Peterson will make his professional debut on Friday against the Lowell Spinners. Peterson, who will start the game, is only scheduled to throw one inning. Read more here.
The Mets announced the initial assignments of the players acquired from the Boston Red Sox for Addison Reed. Jaimie Callahan will report to Triple-A Las Vegas, while Gerson Bautista and Stephen Nogosek have joined the St. Lucie Mets of the Florida State League. Read more here.
The Binghamton Rumble Ponies announced Thursday that NYSEG Stadium will host the 2020 Eastern League All-Star Game.
OPS – Dominic Smith .927 (LVG), Travis Taijeron .914 (LVG), Kevin Plawecki .910 (LVG), Peter Alonso .880 (STL), Luis Santana .867 (DSL)
WHIP – Malky Mena 0.863 (DSL), Jordan Humphreys 0.868 (STL/COL), Miguel Ramirez 0.945 (DSL), Willy Taveras 1.000 (DSL), Ivan Santana 1.095 (DSL)
Marty Anderson transferred to Columbia from St. Lucie….Stephen Villines transferred to Brooklyn from Kingsport.
Jeff Glenn placed on Las Vegas’ disabled list….Jamie Callahan assigned to Las Vegas….Briam Campusano transferred to GCL from St. Lucie….Enmanuel Zabala placed on St. Lucie’s disabled list….Gerson Bautista assigned to St. Lucie….Stephen Nogosek assigned to St. Lucie….Colin Holderman sent on a rehab assignment to Brooklyn….Placido Torres sent on a rehab assignment to Brooklyn.
Matt Reynolds optioned to Las Vegas from New York….Amed Rosario recalled to New York from Las Vegas….Chasen Bradford recalled to New York from Las Vegas.
Ben Rowen activated from Las Vegas’ temporarily inactive list….Scarlyn Reyes transferred to St. Lucie from Binghamton….Mike Gibbons placed on St. Lucie’s disabled list….Jose Garcia activated from St. Lucie’s disabled list.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Over the past week, Anthony Dirocie has really begun to put his name on the map. The Kingsport outfielder hit .389/.421/1.000 with three home runs, nine runs driven in, and a grand slam. It has been a breakout season for Dirocie, who hit .245 with four home runs in his first three professional season, two of which were spent in the Dominican Summer League. Thanks to his recent play, Dirocie is hitting .239/.295/.514 with nine home runs and a 55:11 K:BB ratio this year.
Las Vegas: Oklahoma (8/4-6), Reno (7-10), @ El Paso (11-14)
Binghamton: @ Harrisburg (8/4-6), OFF (7), Erie (8-10), @ Akron (11-13)
St. Lucie: Tampa (8/4-6), Florida (7-9), @ Tampa (10-13)
Columbia: @ Augusta (8/4-6), Charleston (7-9), Hickory (10-13)
Brooklyn: Tri-City (8/4), Lowell (5-7), @ West Virginia (8-10), @ Hudson Valley (11-13)
Kingsport: Bristol (8/4-5), @ Johnson City (6-8), Princeton (9-11)
GCL: @ MIA (8/5), @ WSH (6), STL (7), @ HOU (8), OFF (9), MIA (10), @ WSH (11)
DSL1: @ WSH (8/5), OFF (6), @ COL (7), COL (8), NYY (9), @ NYY (10), MIN (11)
DSL2: ROJ (8/5), OFF (6), TX2 (7), @ TX2 (8), @ MIL (9), MIL (10), @ PHW(11)