Saturday, November 18, 2006


Michel Abreu probably doesn't want his Arizona Fall League season to end.
The 27-year-old first baseman put together an eight-game hitting streak and drove in at least one run in each of his last seven contests to finish with six homers and 25 RBIs. He went 15-for-36 with 11 RBIs and eight runs scored during his hot finish, boosting his average 69 points to .280.

Here's a look at how the other Mets prospects fared this week:

Arizona Fall League

OF Bobby Malek -- Malek closed his AFL season with the Mesa Solar Sox in a 2-for-15 funk, dropping his batting average to .227. He had a homer, 12 RBIs and nine runs scored in 25 games.

Fernando Martinez -- The 18-year-old outfielder put together a 10-game hitting streak for Mesa to raise his average to a season-high .256. He went hitless on Nov. 11, finishing with a .253 average, two homers and seven RBIs in 25 games with Mesa.

RHP Kevin Mulvey -- Mulvey last pitched for the Solar Sox on Nov. 7. He finished 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA in four starts.

RHP Brandon Nall -- Nall pitched in two games after being added to the Solar Sox on Oct. 20. He picked up a win on Oct. 28 with a perfect frame and gave up one hit in an inning on Nov. 1.

Hawaii Winter Baseball

RHP Blake Eager -- Eager continues to succeed since moving into the North Shore Honu rotation on Nov. 7. He tossed eight scoreless frames in two starts. Eager allowed three hits in three scoreless frames on Sunday against Honululu to lower his ERA to 3.38.

1B Mike Carp -- The 20-year-old Carp had his eight-game hitting streak snapped on Saturday. The 11-for-32 tear raised his average 30 points to .280.

RHP Robert Parnell -- The 22-year-old right-hander worked eight scoreless frames for North Shore in three appearances from Nov. 4-10. That run was snapped when he allowed two runs on three hits in 2 1/3 frames against West Oahu on Tuesday. Parnell is 1-1 with a 7.50 ERA in 10 games.

OF Dustin Martin -- Martin recorded his first three-hit game on Saturday against the Honolulu Sharks. He followed that with a 2-for-4 effort on Tuesday and is batting .313 with a homer and 13 RBIs in 21 games with North Shore.

C Drew Butera -- Butera is in a 1-for-11 slump that has sent his batting average to .196. His average has plummeted 98 points since Oct. 18.

Dominican Winter League

RHP Henry Owens -- Owens has eight saves in nine games and an 0.87 ERA with Tigres de Licey. The right-hander struck out seven and walked five in 10 1/3 innings.

2B/SS Anderson Hernandez -- The 24-year-old infielder is hitting .269 with 10 runs scored in 17 games in the DWL

C Sandy Martinez -- Martinez has come alive since batting .174 in October. He is 5-for-18 with a homer this month, raising his batting average to .220.

Venezuelan Winter League

RHP Miguel Pinango -- The 23-year-old Pinango made a pair of relief appearances in the past week. He gave up three runs in 1 1/3 frames on Nov. 10 to snap his eight-inning scoreless streak. Pinango was back to normal on Tuesday, firing 2 2/3 scoreless frames to lower his ERA to 3.06.

RHP Yusaki Iriki -- Iriki hasn't pitched since the last update and is 0-3 with a 10.05 ERA in Venezuela.

OF Jonel Pacheco -- The 24-year-old outfielder is 4-for-13 during a three-game hitting streak, lifting his batting average to .273.

RHP Lino Urdaneta -- After giving up runs in each of his eight appearances, Urdaneta was rested for six days. The break paid off when the 6-foot-1, 170-pound right-hander worked 2 1/3 scoreless frames on Saturday, knocking his ERA down to 10.61.

LHP Ryan Cullen -- The 26-year-old southpaw hasn't pitched since Nov. 4 and is 0-1 with a 10.12 ERA in five games.

LHP Edgar Alfonzo -- The southpaw pitched for the first time in two weeks by walking his only batter on Nov. 10. He followed that with a scoreless frame on Sunday to lower his ERA to 2.84.

RHP Rafael Cova -- Cova hasn't played since Oct. 14 in the VWL.

Mexican Pacific League

RHP Brian Bannister -- Bannister had another rough outing in losing his second straight start on Sunday. The right-hander was charged with six runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings and is 2-2 with a 4.25 ERA for Tomateros de Culiacan.

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