Last night I was able to see some of the rising stars in the Mets system. Players such as Cory VaughnAderlin RodriguezBlake ForsytheDarrell CecilianiGregory Peavey
(#23)Yohan AlmonteJavier Rodriguez
(Click on links in the page to see pictures from last night!)Although the Gnats were pounded due to ineffective pitching from Erik Goeddel
and Angel Cuan
I saw a lot of promise. For one thing, Corey Vaughn
and Aderlin Rodriguez
are huge. They are so much bigger than the rest of the players for either team. Rodriquez did struggle a little at the plate last night and Vaughn struggled in RF but you can tell the potential is everywhere for these two. Darrell Ceciliani
was also impressive. He has a savoy about his game. He's kind of short and stocky but seems to have excellent speed and played a good CF. One prospect that I have not heard much about that impressed me last night was Javier Rodriguez.
You might have read a little about him in our:Ladies and Gentlemen, Your 2011 Savannah Sand Gnats!!
preview. He seemed to have all the physical tools and leads the team with 11 total bases in just 4 games.I get the opportunity to go back tonight and while I most likely will not take as many pictures I will still share a few tomorrow as well.For now, if you have facebook access, take a peak at these pictures. You should be able to see them without an account. If you can't, I plan to get these uploaded soon.Gnats @ Crawdads 4-11-11