The minor league season is coming to a close this week for most teams. Here are some notes from around the Mets’ system:
- Mets first-round pick Gavin Cecchini was promoted to the Brooklyn Cyclones today. Cecchini signed quickly after the draft, getting a whole season in at Kingsport. In 53 games for Kingsport, Cecchini had a .246/.311/.330 batting line with one home run, nine doubles, two triples, and five stolen bases. He’s so young, so I would expect him to be in Brooklyn or Savannah next season, when he will be 19.
- The Arizona Fall League released preliminary rosters today, and seven Mets prospects are currently being sent. Cesar Puello, Danny Muno, Darrell Ceciliani, Greg Peavey, Chase Huchingson, Ryan Frasor, and Adam Lolarek.
- After having a breakout first half for St. Lucie, restoring his top prospect status, Wilmer Flores has been having an incredible second half with Binghamton. He is hitting .328 with seven home runs in 60 games. Over his last ten games, however, he is hitting an incredible .487 with three home runs coming into tonight’s action.
- Darin Gorski is another guy in the middle of a late-season surge. Gorski, who was honored last year by the Mets as the minor league pitcher of the year after having a fantastic season in St. Lucie, has had three stellar starts in a row for Double-A Binghamton. He has a 1.66 ERA in his last 21.2 innings. He has struck out 25 batters over that span.
- Collin McHugh will come back to the Mets rotation September 3 against St. Louis. McHugh was sent back to Buffalo after a dominant big league debut against Colorado. McHugh started for Buffalo last night, pitching 4.2 innings, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out three.