Sewald and Evans Enjoying Strong Winter Ball Showing

By Michael Mayer

November 12, 2016 2 Comments

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New York Mets action in the winter leagues has heated up some since our last update including infield prospect Phillip Evans. The 24-year old is playing for the Criollos de Caguas in the Puerto Rican League and his offense has rolled over from his great regular season in which he won the Eastern League batting title.

Here are the numbers for Mets players in winter leagues:

Puerto Rican League

Criollos de Caguas

Phillip Evans UT – 7 games, 28 at-bats, .357/.455/.536, run, three doubles, triple, six RBI, five walks/three strikeouts

Gigantes de Carolina

Chase Bradford RHP – 4 games, three saves, 6.0 innings, 1.50 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, one walk/seven strikeouts

Nabil Crismatt RHP – 3 games (two starts), 12.1 innings, 2.92 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, four walks/ten strikeouts

Mexican League

Aguilas de Mexicali 

Xorge Carrillo C – 25 games, 75 at-bats, .224/.322/.329, six runs, five doubles, HR, nine RBI, seven walks/15 strikeouts

Naranjeros de Hermosillo

Paul Sewald RHP – 12 games, 13.0 innings, eight saves, 1.38 ERA, 0.69 WHIP, zero walks/eight strikeouts

Caneros de los Mochis

Juan Uriarte C – 2 games, 1 for 2 with a strikeout

Dominican League

Leones del Escogido

Luis Mateo RHP – 1 game, 0.2 innings, 13.50 ERA, 4.50 WHIP

Tigres del Licey

Jenrry Mejia RHP – 2 games, 1.1 innings, 20.25 ERA, 3.00 WHIP, three walks/one strikeout

Venezuelan Leauge

Bravos de Margarita

Adrian Almeida LHP – 5 games, 1.1 innings, 47.25 ERA, 5.25 WHIP, five walks/four strikeouts

Navegantes del Magallanes

Darwin Ramos RHP – 8 games, 6.0 innings, 10.50 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, three walks/six strikeouts

Sewald, 26, is pitching in the Mexican League to showcase his skills to not only the Mets but other teams as well given that he’s Rule 5 eligible. Sewald needs to be added to the 40-man roster by November 18 to protect him from the draft as does Evans.

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  • LongTimeFan1

    Mets have difficult decisions to make protecting which players from Rule 5.

    I think Mets ought to waive Verrett and Gilmartin to clear extra room. They have approx 6 open spots now but will also need roster space to add other major leaguers.

  • Michael Mayer

    I would keep Verrett and/or Gilmartin rather than Montero who is still on the 40-man.