We’re roughly a month into the minor league season, so let’s recap the month of April to see where each team is in the standings, and how they got there. Las VegasThe 51s have been up and down this season, but they currently sit at 13-12, tied for second place and one game out of first in the PCL Pacific Southern Division. Outside of Collin McHugh and relievers that are now in New York, the pitching has struggled, as the Mets get their first taste of Las Vegas hitting conditions. On the contrary, Vegas has hit a ton. Andrew Brown, Josh Satin, Jamie Hoffman, and before his promotion, Juan Lagares are all hitting over .300. Wilmer Flores has been solid, but with just 1 homerun isn’t showing the kind of power you’d expect, especially in the PCL, although it’s just his first month of AAA. The injury to Travis d’Arnaud was obviously disappointing and hurtful both for Vegas and the Mets. Zach Lutz and in his brief appearance Kirk Nieuwenhuis have had lackluster performances. BinghamtonThe B-Mets have been solid this year, and find themselves in a 3-way tie for second place at 14-12, 2 games behind Portland in the Eastern League Eastern Division. Rafael Montero and Logan Verrett have carried the rotation, while Erik Goeddel, Tyler Pill, and Jacob deGrom have had their struggles. Jeff Walters has been dominant as the closer, and not only has helped the B-Mets win games but has become a viable middle relief prospect. Jack Leathersich has struck out a lot of guys, but allowed too many base runners, while fellow LOOGY’s Adam Kolarek and Chase Huchingson have been ordinary. Binghamton’s outfield was intriguing coming into the year, and they remain so. Cesar Puello has been solid with a line of .296/.367/.426 after a rough year in St. Lucie last year. Cory Vaughn is showing some power and is crushing lefties, despite a lot of strikeouts. Alonzo Harris continues to display a well-rounded game with 3 homers and 10 stolen bases. Darrell Ceciliani got off to a slow start, but has started to heat up, and so far has avoided injury. Middle infielders Danny Muno and Wilfredo Tovar have really struggled hitting the ball and could stall out in AA if they don’t pick it up. Oddly, the two catchers have been their best hitters. Blake Forsythe and Francisco Pena have platooned, but both are hitting over .300 and Forsythe is slugging .653. St. LucieThe Lucies are off to a great start at 16-9, which is the second best record in the FSL, but they are 5 games out of first place because of an incredible Fort Myers team that is 21-4. The trio of Domingo Tapia, Noah Syndergaard, and Hansel Robles is carrying the rotation, despite missing Michael Fulmer. Jim Fuller has been near unhittable in the bullpen, as most of the bullpen has been solid as well. The offense in St. Lucie hasn’t been great and lacks true prospects. Aderlin Rodriguez is struggling with a line of .186/.206/.351. Matt Reynolds has been solid if unspectacular and Gilbert Gomez has been mediocre. T.J. Rivera has been productive, as has catcher Albert Cordero, although in a part-time role. SavannahThe Gnats are 16-9 and in a 3-way tie for first place in the SAL Southern Division. As we’ve seen the last several years, the Gnats are at the top of the division because of good pitching. Matt Bowman, Rainy Lara, Luis Cessa, Gabriel Ynoa, and Steven Matz are all off to good starts and all give Savannah a chance to win on any given night. Bret Mitchell and Julian Hilario have been good out of the bullpen, while Matt Koch has been hittable, despite not walking anybody. Unlike previous years, the Gnats have some great hitters. The trio of Kevin Plawecki, Jayce Boyd, and Brandon Nimmo has carried the offense. Plawecki and Boyd are at the top of the SAL in batting average, and Plawecki has been a doubles machine with 15, as well as 4 homers. Nimmo has slumped for the past week, but prior to that he was having a great April and still owns a line of .322/.421/.433. The offense could be better, but Stefan Sabol and Phillip Evans have struggled at the plate, while Evans has committed 9 errors in the field.