Posted by Mack Ade at 6:00 PM
http://metsmerizedonline.com/2011/08/prospect-pulse-left-handed-hitters.html - Matt Den Dekker – Den Dekker was the Mets 2010 5th round draft pick, out of the University of Florida. He started this, his second pro season, at St Lucie, high A. After 267 AB’s and a .296 BA, he was promoted at mid-season to Bingo. He started out in AA struggling mightily, and only recently has begun to hit the way he is capable. After 210 AA AB’s, he is hitting .245 with 8 HR’s and 25 RBI’s, but is hitting .290 over his last ten games. The biggest problem for him is the strikeout. In 477 total AB’s this season, he has struck out a staggering 134 times, with only 47 walks, for an OBP of .347. Den Dekker is a very good fielding center-fielder, but if he is going to keep climbing the ladder he must cut way down on his strikeouts, increase his walks, and thereby bring up what is an abysmal OBP for a lead-off hitter.
http://www.nyfuturestars.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=35808&sid=e8719b8eddffd9bc033d0ab708d8aff5 - Eris Peguero, 21, OF - Peguero had a .308/.376/.392 line with a homer, 4 3Bs, and 20 RBIs. He stole 30 bags and had 3 outfield assists while playing mainly CF and LF.
Randy Myers was one of them, as he became the Mets' closer in the late 1980s and one of the better left-handed relievers during his career. Myers was drafted by the Mets in 1982 and made his major league debut at the very end of the 1985 season. He pitched two scoreless innings in his only appearance of the season. In 1986, Myers made just 10 appearances with the Mets while spending more time in the minor leagues. He had a 0-0 record and a 4.22 ERA in the 10 major league appearances. Although the Mets won the 1986 World Series, Myers was left off the postseason roster. - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/822566-new-york-mets-top-10-relievers-of-all-time#/articles/822566-new-york-mets-top-10-relievers-of-all-time/page/6
minorleaguebaseball. - (Colin McHugh struck out 11 during the first nine-inning complete game of his career on Thursday in the Double-A Mets' 2-1 victory over the Erie SeaWolves. The effort also represented the time this season that a B-Mets' starter earned a complete-game win. McHugh (8-2) allowed a run on five hits -- including Rawley Bishop's RBI bunt single in the seventh -- while walking two. He retired the final eight batters he faced and recorded 10 total outs on the ground. The 24-year-old right-hander, an 18th-round draftee in 2009, ended the regular season on a seven-game winning streak. He last lost on July 5, in his seventh Double-A start, not long after being promoted from Class A Advanced St. Lucie.
Jeff Francoeur. Francoeur belted a 0-1 pitch from Tigers rookie Jacob Turner, a 20-year-old right-hander, into the left-field seats in the second inning of the Royals' 11-8 victory on Thursday. His 16th homer of the season came with Eric Hosmer on base after a leadoff single. "He told us he was going to get it in his first at-bat and he did, he didn't mess around with it," manager Ned Yost said. - http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110901&content_id=24049324¬ebook_id=24057746&vkey=notebook_kc&c_id=kc