Short Season Tuesday: Matthew Budgell Makes Pro Debut

SSA: Brooklyn Cyclones 12, @ Aberdeen Ironbirds 5


Javier Rodriguez had three of the Cyclones’ 13 hits.  In 29 games, the 21-year old is hitting .269/.331/.437 for Brooklyn.

1B Cole Frenzel, the Mets’ 7th rounder out of Arizona was 2-4 with a triple, his first as a professional.

LHP Jack Leathersich, the Mets’ 5th rounder from Massachusetts Lowell a tossed scoreless inning.  He’s made three professional outings, all one inning, and has allowed just one hit, zero walks and fanned seven.  That’s pretty dominant.

Less than Nice:

The Ironbirds stole NINE bases against the combination of RHP Eduardo Aldama and C Xorge Carillo.  Carillo, in his seventh game as a professional, was the Mets 14th round pick out of Arizona State this year.


R – APP: Greeneville Astros 7, Kingsport Mets 2

The most interesting thing about this one to me?  The K-Mets scored twice in the second inning on one hit, and in fact, collected just that one hit, a Luke Stewart single to right, all game long.


R – GCL: @ GCL Cardinals 2, GCL Mets 1

10th rounder Matthew Budgell made his professional debut with a scoreless hitless inning with a walk. A California high school product, Baseball America described him as “lanky [with] an easy arm action that produced 90-91 mph fastballs and a promising curve in November.”


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