Second week in the Arizona Fall League

After a slow start some of the Mets participants are warming up in the AFL

Scottsdale played six games this week and went 3-3

Aderlin Rodriguez went hitless Monday to extend his start to 0-for-10, but has since gone 5-for-13 with a double.  Through 6 games he is hitting .217/.250/.261 with 5 K and no walks.  In the field he has made two fielding errors while playing 3B.

Cory Vaughn also started slowly last week, but now has a 5 game hitting streak with a 6-for-16 week, with his first homer, his second triple and two stolen bases.   He’s hitting .241/.313/.483 over 7 games.  He has struck out 9 times, walked twice, been caught stealing once and has made two errors in the OF.

Cam Maron had just one hit last week, but the C/DH picked up 6 walks moving his slash line to a silly .188/.435/.250 with 7 walks and 2 K, and a double from last week.

Hansel Robles started Thursday and allowed a run on 2 hits and 1 walk, striking out 4 over 3 IP.  He threw 30 of 48 pitches (62.5%) for strikes.  Hard to make anything out of 4 IP, but nice to see the K’s at least.

Chasen Bradford has appeared 4 times for 4.1 IP, and allowed just 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 3.  After his good year in St. Lucie and Binghamton he should be overmatching the competition, on his way to the Vegas pen for next year.

Cody Satterwhite has also appeared 4 times for 4.0 IP, allowing 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4.  As a minor league veteran these results shouldn’t be a surprise.

Jeurys Familia had a clean inning with a K in his first appearance, then has a blow up inning on Thursday. He struck out the first batter, but on a wild pitch that allowed him to reach.  Another wild pitch, a ground out, and a single brought the first run in.  Travis Shaw then knocked a two run homer off Familia before he retired the next two batters to finish the inning.  And that’s how you get to the strange looking 1 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K pitching line.
Travis Shaw spent this year with Portland, Boston’s AA franchise hitting .221/.342/.394 with 16 homers.  As a 9th round pick he looks like someone who could help Boston soon, as a high OBP, three outcome type hitter.  (78 BB and 117 K this year)

- NateW