– The Mets released RHP Marcos Camarena, LHP David Wynn and OF Alonzo Harris and OF Jonathan Clark.
– At age 24, the speedy Harris hit .218/.285/.305 in 101 games in Binghamton in 2013 while going 25-for-34 stealing bases. I had Harris ranked #36 in the system entering last year coming off a productive 2012 with St. Lucie when he hit .287/.354/.424 and was 40-of-51 stealing bases. Even in 2010, when I ranked him #26, his highest ranking, Debbie Downer pointed out, “Or he continues to struggle defensively and swing at everything and never really even plays everyday in AA.” Pay attention to Debbie!
Camarena put up an 8.83 ERA thanks to 28 hits and 12 walks allowed in 17.1 innings in advanced-A last summer.
Clark hit a combined .180/.258/.230 in 52 games between Brooklyn and St. Lucie in 2013 in his age 22 season.
The left-handed Wynn, who was signed as a non-drafted free agent, put up solid numbers with Brooklyn the last two years in his age 22 and 23 seasons: 1.88 ERA, 52.2 IP, 49 K, 29 BB, 32 H.
I think there are more releases coming.
– Mack’s Mets talked to SS Luis Guillorme.
– Paul Lukas at Uniwatch, does his great season preview for MLB uniforms.
The City Council of Columbia, SC, which gave preliminary approval for a new ballpark on March 4th, has postponed the second vote on the issue until April 8. The first vote was 4-3. Now, writes Eva Moore at the Columbia Free Times: “Councilman Cameron Runyan, the likely swing vote, says he’s still doing his due diligence — last week, he visited Greenville to discuss its recent baseball experiences with city officials there.”
The Sand Gnats are a potential candidate for a move to Columbia if the city builds a new stadium and Savannah does not.