The Mets have a couple of players who are absolutely lighting their respective league’s on fire down on the farm. Those players are left-handed pitcher P.J. Conlon and utility player Ty Kelly. Follow the jump to see what all the buzz is about!
Ty Kelly: Utility Player Las Vegas 51’s (AAA)
The 27-year old Kelly has absolutely been tearing the cover off of the baseball in the 34 games he has played thus far with the 51’s. Kelly is leading all of baseball with a .405 batting average and seems to be showing no signs of slowing down. Kelly has hit for averages well over .300 numerous times in his eight year minor league career and seems poised to add another monstrous average to his career batting line. It’s tough to tell if Kelly would get a shot with the ball club this season at this point as Matt Reynolds, Dilson Herrera, and Brandon Nimmo are the only AAA position players on the 40-man roster currently. It will be tough to ignore Kelly however if he keeps up his torrid pace this season. Kelly originally signed a minor league contract with the Mets back in November after having a down season with both the St. Louis Cardinals and Toronto Blue Jays Triple A affiliates.
P.J. Conlon: LHP Colombia Fireflies (A)
There has not been a more dominant starting pitcher in low-A ball than Fireflies left-hander P.J. Conlon. The 22-year old left-hander leads all starting pitchers in the South Atlantic League with a 6-0 record and a 1.04 ERA in seven starts. While Conlon isn’t the biggest pitcher around as he stands at 6 feet tall and weighs 175 pounds, his stuff has been absolutely dominant for Colombia this season. Conlon was drafted in the 15th round of last year’s MLB Draft out of the University of San Diego and appears poised to make his way up prospect lists with his great start to the season. Look for Conlon to get a possible promotion midseason to high-A ball in St. Lucie if he keeps dominating batters the way he has.