Gulf Coast League
- The GCL Nationals beat the GCL Mets 13-10 Tuesday.Â 3 players drafted by the Mets in 2009 took part.Â Cody Holliday came on to play RF in the 8th inning.Â He did not have a plate appearance, and is batting .175 in 40 at bats this season.Â Travis Ozga pinch hit in the 7th inning and finished the game as DH.Â He went 0 for 2 and is batting .114 in 35 at bats on the season. Â In the 3rd inning LF ZeErika Hall hit his 3rd double of the season and came around to score.Â Hall is batting .313 in 48 at bats this season.Â For more info see the box score and recap.
- The Pulaski Mariners beat the Kingsport Mets 8-6 Tuesday.Â 5 players from this June’s draft played for Kingsport.Â P Brian Needham pitched a scoreless 8th inning.Â He gave up singles to the first 2 batters, then threw a wild pitch before walking the next batter to load the bases.Â Then he induced the next 2 batters to ground into force outs at home and retired the last batter on a grounder without allowing a run.Â For the season so far Needham has a 1-1 record with a 5.51 ERA.Â C John Freeman went 0 for 5 and is now batting .159 in 63 at bats this season.Â SS Ryan Mollica went 0 for 5 but did have 2 RBI ground outs in the game giving him 13 RBI for the season.Â Mollica is hitting .284 in 67 at bats so far.Â DH Ronald Harris singled in the 1st inning, was hit by a pitch and stole a base (his 7th) in the 3rd, and singled and scored in the 5th to go 2 for 4 in the game.Â For the season Harris is hitting .243 in 70 at bats.Â CF Darrell Ceciliani grounded into a fielder’s choice in the 3rd inning, then stole 2nd and 3rd bases giving him 8 steals on the season.Â He hit an RBI (his 7th) double in the 5th and later scored.Â He singled in the 6th to complete his 2 for 5 game.Â On the season Ceciliani is batting .254 in 63 at bats.Â See the box score and recap for more.
Today we take a closer look at another Met prospect. Ike Davis is not on Baseball America’s Top 10 list of Met prospects, and Toby Hyde at his Mets Minor League Blog lists him as # 14, but he was the team’s #1 choice in the 2008 draft and he does appear at # 5 on the New York Post’s “Beating the Bushes” top Met prospect list.Â So without further ado, Ike Davis:
- Was the 18th overall selection in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.
- Began his professional career with the Brooklyn Cyclones in short-season A ball.Â Had a 15 game hitting streak to start his career.Â Finished 2008 batting .256 with 15 doubles, no triples or homers and 17 RBI in 215 at bats over 58 games.Â His OBP/SLG/OPS were .326/.326/.652.Â Committed only 1 error in 492 total chances at 1B.
- Started the 2009 season with St. Lucie of the advanced A Florida State League.Â Batted .288 with 17 doubles, 3 triples, 7 homers and 28 RBI in 222 at bats over 59 games.Â His OBP/SLG/OPS were .376/.486/.863.
- Was then promoted to Binghamton of the AA Eastern League.Â So far there has hit .286 with 6 doubles, zero triples, 5 homers and 20 RBI in 98 at bats over 26 games.Â His OBP/SLG/OPS are .386/.500/.886.Â In his last 10 games he is batting .302 with 2 HR and 8 RBI.Â In those 10 games Binghamton is 6-4, a significantly better winning percentage than their overall 36-58.
- Davis recently broke up a no-hitter.
- He took part in the B-Mets largest offensive outburst this season.
- Shortly after he was promoted he helped end a 7-game losing streak.
- Mike Silva doubts Davis or anyone else can help turn around the “cycle of failure” of recently promoted Met minor leaguers.
- Adam Rubin considers Davis to be a member of the “second-tier” of Met prospects.
- Baseball America has a 7/21 Ike Davis update.