Who’s Hot/Who’s Not: Gorski Ready for the Playoffs, Cecchini’s Bat Cooling Off to End the Year

By Former Writers

September 4, 2013 2 Comments

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Who’s Hot:

Darin Gorski: Despite struggling mightily in his brief stint with the Las Vegas 51s early in the season, Darin Gorski has managed to turn his season around. He is 6-1 with a 1.83 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP for Binghamton in 78 innings this season, and he pitched brilliantly in his last start on Friday. The crafty left-hander picked up the win, tossing seven shutout innings while yielding only two hits and no walks against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

Dominic Smith: The Mets’ first round pick out of Serra High School in this year’s MLB draft, has gotten his professional career off to a fast start. Smith was recently promoted to Kingsport, and he is hitting .357 with 6 RBI in the last 7 days. Smith has been fabulous in the last month, hitting. 372/.443/.526 with a home run and 12 RBI during the month of August.

Travis Taijeron: Taijeron has been incredibly streaky all season long, and it appears he is currently in another hot stretch right now. He has collected six hits in his last 15 at-bats, and crushed a home run on Thursday against the Bowie Bay Sox. Taijeron has 23 home runs and 69 RBIs to go along with a .271 average for the year overall, and he will look to carry his hot streak over into the playoffs for the B-Mets.

Who’s Not:

Gavin Cecchini: While Cecchini recently had a tremendous hot streak to raise his average over .300, he now finds himself in the midst of another slump. The shortstop is hitting .188 in the last seven days with only one extra base hit, three walks and two RBIs. His average has now dropped into the low .270’s, and he still has yet to record a home run this season.

Erik Goeddel: Goddel has pitched respectably for most of the season, but he melted down for Binghamton in his final regular season start of the year. He was lit up for 10 runs and four home runs in 4.2 innings pitched against the Bowie Bay Sox on Thursday. The disastrous outing ballooned Goddel’s ERA to 4.40 for the season, but he will hopefully have an opportunity redeem himself in the Eastern League playoffs.

Alex Panteliodis:  In Panteliodis’ final start of the season on Thursday, he was hammered for 10 hits and eight runs (five earned) in 4.2 innings pitched. He finishes with a  6-6 record, 4.75 ERA and 1.54 WHIP this year, striking out only 56 in 102 innings pitched.

  • Mary

    How can you judge a whole season off a final game? (In regards to A Pants) Yes, that game was bad…but almost all other pitchers in the same game did not do hot either. 5 earned runs is not so bad. If you look back at his record, there have been many errors behind him and the bats were not hot. It was a neutral season for him. I think he will end up back in Port St. Lucie again. My point is, just because the last game was bad, that does not mean his season is invalid.

    What I cannot stand about all the internet bloggers is that no one discusses who really did bad this year…Domingo Tapia. He was amazing in Savannah in 2012 and overall did horrible in 2013. Way worse than A Pants. Just because he throws a 96 fastball does not make him effective. Why isn’t Tapia in your “who’s not” section? Compare their records and stats and get back to us all. We are all wondering.

  • Vinny B.

    Hey Mary,

    I only include players based on their weekly performances because this is a weekly feature. I wasn’t judging his whole season; I was just judging his performance for the week .

    As for Tapia, the reason why he wasn’t featured this week because he tossed 5 shutout innings Sept 1st against Jupiter. However, he’s been in my Who’s Not section before:

    http://metsminors.net/whos-hotwhos-not-vaughn-turning-it-up-tapia-struggling-mightily/