Mets Farm System twitter Q&A recap

The Twitter account @MetsFarmReport, which is run by a few members of the Mets Baseball Operations staff, did a twitter Q&A yesterday.

Metsblog has the thing all Storified up. Amazin Avenue did a recap and lists all the questions and answers.   There were plenty of questions about where players can expect to start 2014.

(Toby writing): The things that caught my eye particularly were:

1. Dilson Herrera, who was part of the team’s return for Marlon Byrd and John Buck will play some shortstop this year.
(Herrera will presumably play at St. Lucie, coming off a .267/.334/.416 line with 27 doubles and 11 homers, as a 19-year-old in 116 games I don’t see a need to repeat the SAL).
2. “There is a chance” that 2013 first round pick Dom Smith will break camp with full-season Savannah in 2014. (This is hardly a promise that Smith will skip Brooklyn and open in Savannah in April. The team is keeping its options open. I cannot find similar statements with respect to Gavin Cecchini at this time a year ago. By contrast, the Mets were very clear now that Cecchini, who was in Brooklyn in 2013, would begin the year with a full-season team.)
3. The fastest player in the system? 2013 sixth round pick Champ Stuart, who I liked a lot.
4. The lesser known prospects the Farm Report wanted to highlight initially included three Kingsport arms from 2013: RHP Robert Whalen, RHP Chris Flexen, RHP Tyler Bashlor and 3B Jhoan Urena.  Later, MFR expanded that list to include “interesting power arms” Robert Coles and Ricky Jacquez.

 

5 comments
sheabridge
sheabridge

I don't remember reading anything at all on Robert Coles. Was he part of last year's draft? I follow our minor leagues pretty closely but his name doesn't ring a bell. Great to know we have another promising young arm in the minors to add to the stash we already have though.

Hank259
Hank259

IF...Herrera can cut it at SS, his value not only shoots through the roof, but he'd probably be in the majors by mid-season 2015. Even at 2B, he still remains one of the most exciting bats in the system. 

Mark Kelly
Mark Kelly

It was awesome and should be done more often and if possible on a regular schedule (i.e. once a week)...

ltkmetsref
ltkmetsref

@sheabridgeRobby Coles was drafted 28th round last year.  Draft report says sidearm pitcher, peaks at 90 MPH, so, probably not a power arm at all but he did have a nice year in Kingsport sharing duty as their closer.

ApM
ApM

@Mark Kelly How much really changes week to week? It was certainly really cool, but i think it's better at bigger intervals like the beginning of the season, all star break, end of season.