The Minor League system for the New York Mets has seen quite a bit of action from some prominent Major Leaguers. Brandon Nimmo switched places with Michael Conforto as the former was called up to make his Major League debut while the latter was sent to Triple A Las Vegas to get himself worked out of a horrific slump. Most interesting of all was the return of Jose Reyes, who has begun his second stint in New York with a couple of games with the Brooklyn Cyclones. By the end of this week, there is a good chance that Reyes will make his return to Citi Field.
Here are some other happenings down on the farm.
–Per Marc Craig at Newsday (via mlbtraderumors.com), the Mets have no interest in trading shortstop prospect Amed Rosario. The 20-year old Rosario was recently promoted to Double A Binghamton after hitting .309 with a .359 on-base percentage at St. Lucie of the Florida State League. He would be the centerpiece in any major trade New York would make at the deadline but is deemed almost untouchable.
-Another shortstop, Brooklyn’s Colby Woodmansee is off to an excellent start. The team’s fifth round pick earlier this month, the 21-year old Woodmansee has 11 hits in his first 28 at-bats for the Cyclones. He played three seasons with the Sun Devils, slugging 47 extra-base hits and scoring 75 runs over the last two years.
-A pair of Met Minor Leaguers will be playing in the MLB Futures Game during All-Star weekend. First baseman Dominic Smith will represent the United States while second baseman Dilson Herrera was placed on the World squad. The 21-year old Smith, ranked by mlb.com as New York’s #1 prospect, is hitting .259 with a .317 OBP and 48 RBI’s at Binghamton. The 22-year old Herrera is hitting .278 with 11 homers and 44 RBI’s at Las Vegas.
-Speaking of Vegas, they own a mark of 41-37, good for second place in the Pacific Southern Division of the Pacific Coast League. They are 4.5 games off the pace set by the El Paso Chihuahuas, the top farm team of the San Diego Padres. Shortstop T.J. Rivera, second in the PCL with a .361 batting average, was just activated from the disabled list. In order to make room for Rivera, the 51’s released third baseman Danny Muno.
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