We are just a little more than halfway through the year for the Mets’ full-season minor league affilliates, so now would be a good time to take a look at how the season has gone so far for each team. We reviewed the Sang Gnats and the St. Lucie Mets. Now it’s time to review the first half of the Binghamton Mets.
The B-Mets may not have the record they wanted this season, as they’re currently six games under .500. However, Binghamton has been a big stepping stone for some big-time prospects this year.
Armed with some new callups from St. Lucie, the B-Mets will be a fun team to watch in the second half as well.
Top performers (Stats are as of 6/30):
- Matt Den Dekker- .340/.397/.563, 8 HR, 29 RBI, 58 G, 10 SB
- Jefry Marte- .276/.345/.402, 6 HR, 38 RBI, 71 G, 44 SO
- Zack Wheeler- 7-3, 2.29 ERA, 78.2 IP, 77 SO, 32 BB
- Collin McHugh- 5-5, 2.41 ERA, 74.2 IP, 65 SO, 17 BB
- It’s been great to see Zack Wheeler really have his first great minor league season. He is currently fourth in the eastern League in strikeouts with 77 and has vastly improved with his walks this season. He will be up in Buffalo very soon.
- Matt Den Dekker had a breakout first half with Binghamton as well. The fleet-footed center fielder missed the cut for the Mets roster in Spring Training, but that gave him another year down in the minors to work and improve. He has impressed so much that now he’s in great shape to possibly make the big league roster out of the gate in 2013.
- Reese Havens, the oft-injured second baseman with a great bat, has finally been healthy this year with the B-Mets. However, he’s having his worst pro season at the plate in his career. Havens is batting just .201 and could find himself out of the organization by the end of the year.
- 2010 sixth-round pick Gregory Peavey, after going 11-6 between St. Lucie and Savannah in 2011, has been awful this year in Binghamton. The righty is 3-5 with a 5.57 ERA over 72.2 innings pitched.