Walk-offs weren’t just for the big leaguers on Father’s Day. In AA, LF Joe Bonfe connected on his first homer of the year to give the B-Mets’ their eight win in their last nine games. Bonfe, now 25, has hit .293/.333/.397 in 22 games in AA this year after splitting last year between St. Lucie and Binghamton.
RF Travis Taijeron was 3-for-4 with a double and a homer. In seven games in AA, the 24-year-old is hitting a silly .367/.406/.900 (!) with four doubles, four homers and 11 strikeouts. That’s a great week, but I need to see Taijeron keep it up for a whole lot longer to begin to change my opinion on him.
Darrell Ceciliani played centerfield for the first time since May 31, while Alonzo Harris slid over to left. I thought this was coming. If Ceciliani (.265/.315/.386 – 57 games), who turns 23 this week is going to provide big league value, centerfield defense is going to be part of his package. After a quick start to the year, the 24-year-old Harris has settled in at .230/.284/.329 in 56 games. While Harris is the faster of the pair, Ceciliani, who is a year and a half younger, looks like he will have a better chance to hit enough to pass as a fourth/fifth outfielder.