Friday, July 31, 2009

Red Hot Davis

Ike Davis has been playing his best baseball since the all star break. After a slow start to the first half of the season for AA Binghamton, .256 with 3 home runs, Davis has put on a show since the all star break. In 14 games since the all star break Davis is batting .375 with 5 home runs, 4 doubles, and 12 rbis.

I have seen Davis play twice this year and he has looked very good. He is finally hitting breaking balls and has always been able to hit fastballs which is contributing to his success. If Davis continues this hot streak he could make a bid for a call up in September especially if the Mets continue to go through outfielders.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Seven Scoreless for Holt in New Britain

On July thirteenth i took the trek to New Britain Connecticut to see Brad Holt pitch. Holt pitched a 7 scoreless innings of 4 hit baseball and struck out 7. He looked extremely dominate as his mid 90s fastball was overpowering the New Britain hitters. Scouts have said that Holt's fastball is really his only plus pitch but he has come a long way with his curve ball and on that Monday it looked pretty nice and had a lot of sharp movement.

In two starts since Holts great outing in New Britain, Holt allowed 2 runs in 6.2 innings in a win and then took the no decision on july 23 after surrendering 5 runs in 6 innings. With the way the Mets are playing it is not out of the question to bring up their top pitching prospect to see what he can do for them this year. Last year Bobby Parnell got called up in september after playing most of the year in Binghamton. So there is definetly a chance that Holt could make his major league debut this season.

Holt warming up

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Bet against the Mets

With the Mets looking terrible lately, I decided what better time to try betting on them now. The Mets offense has been dreadful and there pitching has been shaky so how could I loose? I found this Site called Bet Us, set up an account and decided to test my luck. I then went to the baseball betting section, found the Mets and selected them to loose even with the spread. Of course they lost and I made some money. So even though the Mets can not win a game, at least I made some money... especially because they rip you off on tickets.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Fuller Dominates Brooklyn

Can someone tell me why James Fuller is still in A Brooklyn? Fuller, a 22 year old lefty out of Southern Connecticut State has dominated Brooklyn in the time he has been there. Last year in 8 games, 1 start, 18 innings, Fuller had an era of 1 with 22 strikeouts and opponents hit just .238 against him.

This year in 2 starts, 13 innings, Fuller is 2-0 with 13 strikeouts and just 2 walks. Fuller has shown that the hitters in the New York Penn League are no match. So I would suggest promoting him to A Savannah. He really cant do much better in Brooklyn so why not move him up...

Futures Game

17 year old Wilmer Flores and 19 year old Jenrry Meja have been selected to play in the Futures Game in St. Louis on July 12. Flores is considered the Mets top prospect after and incredible season last year in the rookie leagues at just 16 years old. Meja is a power pitcher with a great arm and a heap of potential. Full bios will be available later in the week.

Ike Davis in AA

After being the Mets first pick in the 2008 amateur draft everyone had high expectations for Ike Davis. After tearing it up for Arizona State, Davis was sent to A Brooklyn. In 58 games for the cyclones Davis struggled with both injuries and the bat. He hit .256 with 15 doubles, 17 rbis, and no home runs.

So as the 2009 season came Davis needed to prove to the Mets organization and the fans that 2008 was a fluke. Davis started the year in A St. Lucie and did a good job proving himself in 59 games there as he hit .288 with 17 doubles, 3 triples, 7 home runs, and 28 rbis.

At 6 foot 5 Davis has alot of raw power but did not show it in 2008. He has the ability to hit for both power and average and is a decent defender with a good arm. In St. Lucie Davis did a good job showing his potential power blasting 7 home runs. Davis also has a good eye as he has had an on base percentage almost .100 points higher then his batting average in every league he has pleayed in thus far. He needs to cut down on his stirkeouts a little and learn to go opposite way a little more.

Davis was called up to AA Binghamton and has played 8 games there and he has hit .333 with 3 doubles and 6 rbis. I saw Davis play Wensday, June 24 against Bowie. The B-Mets were down 4-2 going into the 9th inning. After scoring 1 run the B-mets were only needed 1 more to send it into extras. There was 1 out, runners on first and second, Davis, who was already 1-3 with a walk and 2 strikeouts stepped to the plate. Davis ripped a double down the first place line to end the game as the B-Mets won. It was a very exciting game which Davis really showed hit ability as a good hitter, clutch player, but also that he still needs alot of work before reaching his potential.