Lets head south to the Caribbean, for our first check of Mets guys playing winter ball early on.
C Xorge Carillo (Aguilas de Mexicali) – .313/.313/.406, 3 2B, 0 BB/6 K – 10 gms
2B Juan Carlos Gamboa (Caneros de los Mochis) – .231/.267/.462, 1 HR, 1 BB/5 K – 6 gms
The LMP is hitting .248/.318/.367 and scoring 3.88 runs per game.
Carillo barely played in 2013 while bouncing between Mets’ affiliates to be a third catcher at various levels.
1B Allan Dykstra: .267/.450/.333, 1 2B, 4 BB/5 K – 5 gms
SS Wilfredo Tovar: .294/.333/.529, 1 2B, 1 HR, 0 BB/0K – 5 gms
The VWL is hitting .275/.357/.414 and scores 5.2 runs per game.
In what will surely be a shock to regular readers, Dykstra is drawing walks.
Tovar homered and made two errors on Sunday, which is weird, but even weirder for Tovar, a glove-first shortstop with very little power.
CF Juan Lagares (Aguilas Cibaenas): .250/.250/.250, 0 XBH, 0 BB/2 K – 3 gms
C Francisco Pena (Aguilas Cibaenas): .313/.389/.375, 1 2B, 2 BB/1 K – 5 gms
RF Cesar Puello (Toros del Este): .200/.200/.320, 1 HR, 0 BB/5 K – 7 gms
CF/LF Jordany Valdespin (Tigres del Licey): .160/.364/.280, 1 HR, 5 BB/9 K – 8 gms
The DWL hits .254/.334/.393 and scores 4.7 runs per game.
So this is an interesting race: who will walk first, Juan Lagares or Cesar Puello? Both guys, have, ahem, room to improve when it comes to their approach at the plate.