While the New York Mets flop about trying to finish the season at least .500 in what is another disappointing season. One thing has been refreshing to see and that is the resurgence of the Mets Minor League system.If the Mets future is down on the farm then what was once considered barren has shown signs of life all throughout the farm system. The Bison while not reaching the post season gave it a good run falling short in the last week of their season but one has to wonder if the Mets were not forced to call up many of the players they did from AAA this season would the Bisons be playing playoff baseball right now?Other than a few teams most have something positive to boast. Here is a look at the Mets Minor League affiliates.Dominican Summer League Boca Chica SouthMets1 39-32 record 7 GB 4th placeBest Hitter: 19 yr old Eudy Pina - .310/BA 3/HR 45/RBI 108/TBBest Pitcher: 18 yr old Carlos Gomez - 7/W 2/L 1.47/ERADominican Summer League Boca Chica NorthMets2 43-29 1st place Div. WinnerBest Hitter: 20 yr old Sneider Batista - .277/BA 0/HR 21/RBI 77TBBest Pitcher: 20 yr old Isaac Monroe - 4/W 2/L 1.08/ERAGulf Coast LeagueMets 31-25 6GB 2nd place Wildcard WinnerBest Hitter: 20 yr old Julio Concepcion - .282/BA 4/HR 28/RBI 81TBBest Pitcher: 21 yr old Ramiro Peralta - 1/W 0/L 1.69/ERAAppalachian LeagueKingsport Mets 28-39 14.5GB last placeBest Hitter: 19 yr old Aderlin Rodriguez - .312/BA 13/HR 48/RBI 139TB(Finished in the top 3 in the league in Hits, Doubles, Homeruns, Rbi's and Total bases)Best Pitcher: 22 yr old T.J. Chism - 4/W 0/L 0.45/ERANew York-Penn LeagueBrooklyn Cyclones 51-24 1st place Div. WinnerBest Hitter: 20 yr old Darrell Ceciliani - .351/BA 2/HR 35/RBI 144TB (Won Batting Title)Best Pitcher: 21 yr old Yohan Almonte - 8/W 4/L 1.91/ERASouth Atlantic LeagueSavannah Sand Gnats 1st Half standing 42-28 1st place 1st half Div WinnerSavannah Sand Gnats 2nd Half standing 33-36 8 GB 6th placeBest Hitter: 19 yr old Wilmer Flores - .278/BA 7/HR 44/RBI 120TBBest Pitcher: 23 yr old Mark Cohoon - 7/W 1/L 1.30/ERAFlorida State LeagueSt Lucie Mets 29-41 9GB 5th placeBest Hitter: 19 yr old Wilmer Flores - .300/BA 4/HR 40/RBI 115TB (Honorable mention to Eric Campbell)Best Pitcher: 23 yr old Elvin Ramirez - 4/W 3/L 4.17/ERAEastern LeagueBinghamton Mets 66-76 17GB 5th placeBest Hitter: 24 yr old Nick Evans - .294/BA 17/HR 55/RBI 183TBBest Pitcher: 25 yr old Manuel Alvarez - 3/W 1/L 2.87/ERAInternational LeagueBuffalo Bisons 76-68 11.5GB 3rd placeBest Hitter: 26 yr old Justin Turner - .316/BA 12/HR 43/RBI 193TBBest Pitcher: 24 yr old Dillon Gee - 13/W 8/L 4.96/ERA 165/SO ( Set the record for strikeouts in a season)There you have it these are just some of the names of players I felt had good seasons for their club. While these may be my choices for best hitter or pitcher I am sure there are others that some of you may feel are more deserving and I will leave that to you to decide and choose who you like better.Keep in mind I didn't even mention players like Jennry Mejia, Josh Thole, Ruben Tejada, Fernando Martinez, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Reese Havens, Sean Ratliff, Joshua Satin, Jordany Valdespin, Kai Gronauer, Jeurys Familia, James Fuller, Brant Rustich, Rhiner Cruz, Eric Beaulac, Brandon Moore, Robert Carson, Cory Vaughn and Armando Rodriguez.Here is hoping to a brighter future.
Dillon Gee