Met fan waiting to unwrap for 2010 Spring TrainingOur look back at the inaugural seasons of the Met 2009 draft picks continues with round 21.
  • 21st round - Joseph Bonfe: the college 3B spent the majority of the season in Kingsport where he put up a line of .327/.426/.462 in 156 at bats.   In July he was briefly called up to Brooklyn but after playing in only 5 games in an 11 day period was sent back to Kingsport.   His final Kingsport numbers earned him and end-of-season promotion back to Brooklyn and he is currently with the Cyclones as they prepare for the post-season having won the NYPL wildcard.   He tied for the Kingsport team lead in doubles with 12 and had the highest OBP of any K-Met with over 100 at bats.
  • 22nd round - Zachary Von Tersch: the college RHP appeared in 13 games, starting 6, for Kingsport.   He finished with a 3-0 record and an ERA of 3.92 in 39 innings, recording 1 hold and 1 save.   After the Kingsport season he was promoted to Savannah had a no-decision in his 1 start, throwing 6 innings and allowing 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7.
  • 23rd round - John Church: the college RHP started the season with 1 relief appearance for Brooklyn then was promoted to Savannah where he spent the rest of the season.   Church appeared in 21 games for Savannah all as a reliever.   He finished with a 1-4 record and 5.28 ERA in 29 innings, recording 1 hold.
  • 24th round - Michael Johnson: the college RHP threw 8 1/3 innings for Brooklyn this season posting a 6.48 ERA and recording 2 holds.   He last appeared in a game on July 26 and is currently on the Brooklyn reserve player list.
  • 25th round - Josh Dunn: the HS 3B appeared in 11 games for the GCL Mets, posting a line of .100/.182/.133 in 30 at bats.   He was 3 for 9 with a double and 3 RBI with runners in scoring position.
  • 26th round - John Semel: the college OF posted a line of .215/.324/.223 in 121 at bats for Kingsport.
  • 27th round - Kurt Steinhauer: the college OF started the season with the GCL Mets and in 45 at bats his line was .267/.377/.356 in the GCL.   He was then promoted to Kingsport and improved notably with a .364/.457/.623 line in 77 at bats for the K-Mets.   The RH hitter batted .480 in 25 at bats versus LH pitchers compared with .308 in 52 at bats versus righties.   Once in Kingsport he continued to improve as the year went on, batting .344 in July and .390 in August.   He hit an even .400 in his last 10 games while driving in 11 runs.   For good measure he batted .414 with RISP and .422 with runners on base.
Kurt Steinhauer, upper right
  • 28th round - Brian Needham: the college RHP spent the season with Kingsport, appearing in 15 games all in relief.   He finished with a 1-3 record and a 5.72 ERA in 28 1/3 innings, recording 2 holds.
  • 29th round - ZeErika Hall: the college OF spent the season in the GCL.   He finished with a line of .297/.418/.378 in 111 at bats.   Hall had only 3 at bats through June but came on strong in July hitting .322 in 59 at bats and getting on base at a .420 clip.   Hall stole 5 bases in 6 attempts for the season and scored 6 runs in his last 8 games.
  • 32nd round - Thomas Chism: the college LHP spent the majority of the season in Kingsport, finishing 1-1, 5.12 in 17 appearances, all in relief, covering 19 1/3 innings.   He picked up 2 holds.   In late August he was promoted to Brooklyn and in 2 appearances for the Cyclones he has thrown a total of 4 scoreless innings, allowing 1 hit and 2 walks while striking out 5.
  • 33rd round - James Schroeder: the college 3B appeared in just 7 games this season, 1 for Brooklyn in which he walked in his only plate appearance, and 6 for Kingsport.   His K-Mets line was .200/.304/.200 in 20 at bats.   In 6 plate appearances against LHP, the righty hitter had 2 hits and 2 walks for a .667 OBP.
  • 34th round - Camden Maron: the Hicksville, NY HS C was manager Julio Franco's 3rd catcher in a 4 catcher rotation but made the most of his playing time.   He posted a .293/.408/.415 line in 41 at bats.   In August he batted .357 in 28 at bats and for the season batted .455 with RISP (11 at bats).
  • 35th round - Wesley Wrenn: Wes, a college RHP, appeared in 13 games for Brooklyn, starting 7 of them.   He finished 2-1, 4.15 with 1 save and 1 hold in 47 2/3 innings.   Wes kept an engaging and informative diary at the Brooklyn Baseball Blog all season long.   His latest entry, dated 8/30, can be found here.
  • 36th round - Lance Hoge: the college LHP spent the beginning and end of his 1st pro season in Brooklyn, with a month-long stop in Savannah in the middle.   For Brooklyn he appeared in 10 games, all in relief, pitching 25 innings and going 1-0, 2.52 with 1 hold.   While in Savannah he appeared in 5 games, starting 3 and went 0-2, 4.50 in 16 innings.
  • 37th round - Brandon Sage: the college LHP spent the season in Brooklyn, appearing in 16 games all in relief and finishing 3-3, 2.03 in 31 innings, recording 1 save and 2 holds.
  • 38th round - William Cherry: the college OF is listed as active on the roster of the GCL Mets but he has no statistics compiled.
  • 39th round - Anthony Taylor Whitenton: the college RHP is called Taylor and he signed late, appearing in 4 games for the GCL Mets.   He pitched 5 innings with no record, recording 1 save while walking 5 and striking out 7.
  • 41st round - Travis Ozga: the switch-hitting college 1B posted a line of .194/.279/.226 in 93 at bats for the GCL Mets.   In 54 August at bats he hit .241.
  • 47th round - Ryan Mollica: the college 2B played for the Kingsport Mets.   He put up a line of .287/.368/.365 in 115 at bats.   In 33 August at bats he batted .364/.432/.545.
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