Three 2009 draftees saw action for the Brooklyn Cyclones Tuesday night versus the Hudson Valley Renegades, one of whom made his professional debut.Â It did not go well for Wesley Wrenn (35th round, pick 1064).Â The right handed pitcher out of The Citadel pitched 2 innings of relief, giving up 3 runs on 4 hits.Â He struck out two.
Sam Honeck (11, 344) has started every game at 1B and batting third.Â He was 0 for 3 with 2 walks and a run scored in this game.Â Alex Gregory (17, 524) played LF, batted seventh and was 1 for 4 with a 2-run double.Â Both gentlemen are currently batting .333 on the young season.Â The Cyclones won the New York-Penn League game 7-3.Â For more info you can check out the box score and the recap.
UPDATE 12:50pm. – Adam Rubin of the NY Daily News has a nice interview with Honeck.
The Kingsport Mets of the Appalachian League began their season Tuesday against the Johnson City Cardinals.Â Two 2009 draftees made their professional debuts.Â Ryan Mollica (47, 1424) out of Florida International University started at SS, batted second and went 0 for 4 with an RBI.Â He also made a throwing error.Â Joseph Bonfe (21, 644) from Sierra Junior College started at 3B and batted seventh.Â Bonfre went 2 for 3 including a 3-run homer in his first professional at bat in the bottom of the second inning.Â Kingsport won the season and home opener 7-5.Â Find more info in the box score and recap.
I had not read anywhere that Nelfi Zapata (19, 584) from Boston English HS had signed with the organization so I was pleasantly surprised to find his name in the Gulf Coast League Mets opening day box score.Â Zapata started at C, batted sixth and was 0 for 2 with a sacrifice fly that drove in fellow 2009 draftee Kurt Steinhauer (27, 824).Â Point Loma Nazarene University product Steinhauer started in RF, batted third and was 1 for 2 with a walk and 1 RBI.Â The final 2009 class member to make his debut in this game was Travis Ozga (41, 1244) formerly of Florida Atlantic University.Â Ozga started at 1B, batted fifth and was 0 for 3 with a walk and a run scored.Â The GCL Mets defeated the GCL Astros 5-2.Â For more info check out the box score and the recap.