Cesar Puello played center, and was 1-for-5 with two more strikeouts Wednesday. The 21-year old is now hitting .333/.385/.333 with eight singles, zero walks, zero extra-base hits and seven strikeouts while hitting safely in each of his five games. He’s 2-for-2 stealing bases with two hit-by pitches. I was hoping that he would show some signs of plate discipline in the AFL (as Jefry Marte did a year ago, for example), but at least in the first week, he has not. Also, that’s Puello at right, and the ‘fro looks strong beneath his hat.
Darrell Ceciliani has been sharing the centerfield position with Puello and is off to a solid .294/.381/.471 start in five games with six whiffs and three walks.
Dustin Lawley played third base both Tuesday and Wednesday and after doubling Tuesday, homered Wednesday. He’s at .278/.278/.556 (5-for-18) through four games.
Monday and Tuesday were Mets’ pitching days. There was pitchfx on Monday’s game in which Ryan Fraser and Adam Kolarek threw. Pitch fx had Fraser sitting 91-94 with a lot of 93 and 94 and just a slider or two at 81 and a change up at 87. Kolarek was 89-92, sitting 90-91 by pitch fx’s reckoning. Both contributed two scoreless innings with two strikeouts. I remain a little skeptical about the AFL pitch fx’s accuracy.
No pitchfx for Tuesday’s road game however, when RHP Greg Peavey tossed two scoreless innings with a walk and zero strikeouts. Meanwhile, LHP Chase Huchingson, who struggled with his control in advanced-A, walked three batters in his inning of work Tuesday.