- ESPN’S Adam Rubin is reporting that the Mets will not recall outfielder Michael Conforto when second half play opens tomorrow night. Conforto who is handling the bat quite well at Triple-A Las Vegas, is hitting .340 with three home runs and 13 RBI’s since being demoted back on June 25. It isn’t unreasonable to see Conforto back up in the big leagues sometime soon if he continues to rake at the current pace he is at. Brandon Nimmo who is currently 2-12 with six strikeouts over his last five games, could be the casualty if Conforto is recalled. While I believe Alejandro De Aza should be the first outfielder to go, it makes sense to give Nimmo more playing time in Las Vegas, rather than sit on the bench.
- Travis Taijeron was named his team’s top star of last night’s Triple-A All Star Game in Charlotte North Carolina. Taijeron provided the only runs for the losing Pacific Coast League All Star Team which was managed by his Triple-A manager Wally Backman. The 27-year old outfielder went 1-4 in the starting DH spot but hit a two-run home run in the top of the second inning to open the scoring of last night’s game. Taijeron is currently hitting .308 with 13 home runs and 69 RBI’s in 84 games this season at Las Vegas.
- The Mets organization had a successful night at last night’s All Star Game’s, as Matt Oberste took home the MVP Award from the Double-A Eastern League All Star Game. The 24-year old Oberste went 4-5 with a double and 4 RBI’s in leading his All Star squad to a 10-2 victory. Oberste who plays first base and designated hitter for Double-A Binghamton, is hitting .290 with six home runs and 34 RBI’s in 74 games played this season.
It has been announced that Mets shortstop prospect Amed Rosario will join organizational teammates Dominic Smith and Dilson Herrera, in San Diego on Sunday for the annual MLB Futures game. Rosario was added to the game due to Yankees organizational shortstop Jorge Mateo recently being suspended, and the 20-year old Rosario will take his spot on the World roster.
Rosario is considered the current crown jewel of the Mets farm system and is enjoying his best offensive season in the minors. Rosario is currently ranked as the second best prospect in the Mets system by MLB.com, behind first baseman Dominic Smith. The 20-year old shortstop has hit for a combined average of .330 between both High-A Port St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton. Rosario also has a combined 11 triples with 52 RBI’s between both leagues in 82 games.
You can watch Sunday’s Futures Game on MLB Network at 7 pm et live from Petco Park in San Diego.
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! Continue reading