Who’s Hot/Who’s Not: Lawley Continues to Rake, Johnson Hits a Rough Patch

By Brian Devine

August 7, 2013 No comments


Who’s Hot:

Dustin Lawley, OF, St. Lucie: Lawley continues to annihilate FSL league pitching. This week he has hit three home runs, seven RBIs, and is hitting .286 in 21 at bats. Lawley is too advanced for Single-A pitching, and he deserves to be called up to AA soon. It will be interesting to see how he fares against AA pitching once he’s promoted.

Luis Cessa, SP, Savannah: Luis Cessa was brilliant in his start on Monday against the Charleston River Dogs. Cessa fired eight shutout innings and yielded only four hits while striking out 12 batters. Cessa is in the midst of a solid season for the Savannah Sand Gnats. For the season, he’s 7-3 with a 3.12 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and has 109 K’s in 112 IP.

L.J. Mazzilli 2B, Brooklyn: Mazzilli has gotten his professional career off to a fast start. The son of former Met Lee Mazzilli, was selected as an all-star for the NYPL this season. This week Mazzilli is hitting .316/.409/.694 with one home run and six RBIs.

Who’s Not:

Ruben Tejada, SS, Las Vegas: 2013 has been a very rough season for Tejada. He hit .209 in 187 at bats for the Mets before landing on the DL with a quad injury. He’s been trying to earn his way back to the majors with Las Vegas, but his struggles continued this week. In 24 at bats, Tejada hit .167 with only one extra base hit and two RBIs. I wouldn’t give up on Tejada just yet since he is still a young player, but 2013 has been a very discouraging season for him.

Kyle Johnson, OF, St. Lucie: Johnson was acquired on June 25th for Mets opening day center fielder, Collin Cowgill. Johnson was a spark plug at the top of St. Lucie’s lineup early on, but recently he has cooled off. Johnson is hitting .238/.227/.238 with only one RBI and five strikeouts in 21 at-bats this week.

Matt Reynolds, SS, St Lucie: A2nd round pick of the Mets in 2012, is having a very disappointing season for St. Lucie. He’s hitting .231 with only four home runs, 17 doubles, and 39 RBIs in 351 at-bats for the season. This week he continued to struggle hitting only .176/.263/. 176 with 3 RBI in 17 at bats.