Thursday in A-Ball: Jon Niese Rehabs

A+: @ St. Lucie Mets 10, Tampa Yankees 4 


Jon Niese: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K. Niese was sharp in his first FSL rehab start.
Lucas Duda was 2-for-5 with a double, his second in four games. He’s 3-for-17 in advanced-A and 3-for-30 (.100/.182/.167) in eight games.
Cory Vaughn who was 0-for-2 with a few walks is hitting .172/.314/.241 in 29 AB over 9 games.
FSL Regulars

Lawley St. Lucie Head3B Dustin Lawley: 2-for-5 with 2 HR, 5 RBI. At 24-years-old, Lawley is hitting .266/.315/.542 with 29 doubles, five triples and 23 homers in 101 games. He’s leading the Florida State League in homeruns (23), total bases (212) and second in slugging (.542). None of the players who has led the FSL in homeruns among players 24+ in the last seven years has gone on to become a Major Leaguer. As nice as his season is, Lawley is fighting the odds here.

Hansel Robles: 4 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K. Robles has allowed 64 hits 58.2 IP in the FSL this year. 


A: Savannah Sand Gnats 4, @ Greenville Drive (BOS) 3 

The Gnats scored the winning run in the top of the ninth on an RBI groundout by 24-year-old Jeff Reynolds, which scored 24-year-old Brian Harrison.

LF Maikis De La Cruz had a nice night, going 2-for-4 with a homer, his third of the year. He’ll be 23 the first week of September and is hitting .274/.348/.415 in 63 games. He can run a little, he plays a fine defensive left field, but he’s more an nice organizational player than a potential MLB player.

CF Brandon Nimmo: 1-for-4, BB, K. If you had told me before the start of the year, that Nimmo would be hitting .258/.368/.344 in 77 games (which he is) as a 20-year-old in the SAL I probably would have nodded, and said, “sounds about right.” On the other hand, the 101 strikeouts in 77 games is awfully high.