Posted by Mack Ade at 1:47 PM
7-14 from: - link - This season looks like the last straw for the 6'11" wonder as his 8.69 April ERA wasn't quite cutting it and he was demoted to the bullpen as soon as the Mets could find someone to take his rotation spot. As in season's past, Moviel hasn't struck out nearly enough batters, he went from bad to awful in terms of his BAA and even his BB/9 has turned from a strength to a weakness this year. Say goodbye to the days of Moviel as a prospect, even for the bullpen.
7-12 from: - link - TRDMB’s 2nd Annual Mets First Half Report Card Angel Pagan - A-: Must be considered, along with Pelf and Dickey, as one of the season’s nicest surprises…last year’s gaffes have totally disappeared, and Pagan has made the Beltran-less CF a productive spot for the Mets…just a fine season in pretty much all respects.
7-20 from: - link - Moved up to Double-A Tulsa for 1999, Dickey was used as both a starter and reliever, making 11 starts but also picking up 10 saves in 25 relief outings, posting a 4.55 ERA. His K/BB was unimpressive at 59/40 and he showed just mediocre velocity, but his personality and work ethic continued to draw attention. He pitched 23 innings for Triple-A Oklahoma, with a 17/7 K/BB and a 4.37 ERA. I gave him a Grade C in the 2000 book, writing "making an objective assessment, he's just a Grade C prospect, though I think he eventually might have a good year or two in the majors." Dickey spent all of 2000 with Oklahoma, posting a 4.49 ERA and an 85/65 K/BB in 158 innings, 167 hits, showing an admirable ability to eat innings but not dominating anyone. In 2001 he improved with a 3.75 ERA and a 120/45 K/BB in 163 innings; his fastball ticked up a notch back into the lower 90s at times, although this wasn't consistent and he still relied mostly on junk offerings and deception. He got into 12 innings for the Rangers, allowing 13 hits and nine runs. He still rated as a Grade C.
7-20 from: - link - The Binghamton Mets had a lot of impressive averages in the lineup. The best of the bunch appears to be Kirk Nieuwenhuis. He didn’t get a hit in two at bats, walking twice and even got picked off first base, resulting in his first base coach getting ejected. He just looks like a ballplayer
7-12 from: - link - Any discussion about Martinez has to start with his health. Fernando has always had problems staying on the field and 2010 has been no different. First he went down early with a back strain in April and more recently missed over a month with a strained hamstring. Aside from giving rise to the idea that he won't be able to handle the rigors of a 162-game schedule, Fernando has missed important developmental time with his various stints on the DL. In his 4.5 year pro career, Martinez has yet to play over 90 games in a season; that's not good. While he once had a bit of a buffer thanks to his advanced placement at such a young age, that margin is quickly closing and he soon needs to put up or shut up. What's worse, his numbers thus far certainly don't jump off the page (like his Phillies counterpart Domonic Brown) nor do they suggest very much growth as his always problematic K:BB ratio is worse this year than ever before. The one-time hope that he'd play center is also all but dashed with a seemingly permanent move to RF. On the bright side, his calling card has always been his easy power and with seven bombs thus far, he's currently on pace to top his career high of ten homers in 2006. All in all Martinez is losing a lot of that top prospect luster with his average performance on the field and his mounting time off of it. Once unanimously considered the Mets top prospect, Fernando has certainly been passed by the likes of Ike Davis, Jon Niese and Jenrry Mejia with guys like Wilmer Flores and Kirk Nieuwenhuis breathing down his neck. It's very telling that in trade talks for Cliff Lee, Seattle's reported demands never included Fernando's name.