Short-Season Notes Wednesday: Juan Urbina’s Best Pro Start, Danny Muno Hits in Beautiful Cyclones Jerseys and Who’s Throwing in the GCL?

NYP: @ Brooklyn Cyclones 5, Jamestown Jammers 2

SS Danny Muno (.341/.448/.494) was 1-3 with a double and a walk.  In 44 games, the 22-year old has extra-base hits in 9.8% of his plate appearances with exactly the same number of walks and strikeouts 32, a rate of 15.7%.  He’s also rocking a .412 BABIP.  Some of these things are sustainable, one is not.

3B Richard Lucas (.313/.404/.487) was 2-4.  Mike wrote about the 22-year old Lucas yesterday and his desire to prove people wrong.

Meanwhile, out of the bullpen, Jack Leathersich struck out four and walked one in 1.2 innings pitched.  In 8.2 innings pitched in Brooklyn, the Mets’ 2011 fifth-rounder faced 34 batters and fanned 20.  That’s crazy good.

Also, I loved, the Cyclones Brooklyn Nite Jerseys with the image of the bridge, which you can see below.


APP: Kingsport Mets 6, @ Johnson City Cardinals 0

Probably the best thing to happen in the system Wednesday night: Juan Urbina put together his best professional start. He shutout Johnson City on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts. In 17 innings in Augusta, he’s fanned 12 and walked four and run a 2.12 ERA. Whether you want to look at ERA, K/BB ratio, opponents’ batting average, Urbina has improved in every month of the 2011 season.

DH Cam Maron was 2-3.  The 20-year old, the Mets 39th rounder in 2009, is hitting .309/.417/.383 in 46 games for Kingsport.


GCL: GCL Marlins 15, GCL Mets 6

Bunch of interesting notes here actually:
Chin-Lung Hu continues to rehab. In eight games in the GCL, he’s hit .138 (4-for-29) with seven walks and six strikeouts and zero extra-base hits. He also committed his second throwing error.
Zach Dotson made his second appearance since returning from a 50-game suspension and recorded one out: 0.1 iP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 0 K. Dotson, who received the second-largest bonus in the Mets 2009 draft class, despite being selected in the 13th round, has thrown 1 inning this year and 17.1 in the GCL since signing.
Robert Gsellman, this year’s 13th rounder, tossed two scoreless innings.
CF Joe Tuschak, this year’s sixth rounder, was 2-3 with two walks to push his batting average back over .200 and up to .205/.333/.229.

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