Minor League News
A little minor league news on a slow day in Mets land. According to twitter sources, four Binghamton players have been notified that they will be going to the Arizona Fall League: Collin McHugh, Brandon Moore, Juan Lagares, and Reese Havens. McHugh has been surprisingly good in AA this year, especially lately, so this will be a chance to see if he’s for real and has a chance to be a big league contributor next year. Brandon Moore has fringy major league stuff, but he’s worked his way up the system nicely, so this will be a nice challenge for him. You may remember Moore pitched a no-hitter for Brooklyn a few years back. Both McHugh and Moore are rule 5 eligible, so that’s a factor in their selection as well. Lagares has had an excellent season, earning a promotion to Binghamton and continuing to tear it up once he got there. At his age, you’d prefer him to be in AAA and a little closer to the big leagues, so this will be a chance to speed up his development just a little. He could be a really useful utility player in the majors; he can play all three outfield positions well and he also played a lot of infield earlier in his career. He just doesn’t walk that much. Havens is a no-brainer. After another year in which injuries slowed him down, he needs more at bats. Havens has gone to Arizona before, and if he can end the season strong and do well in Arizona, it could increase his chances of getting a fair shot at winning the big league 2nd base job in the spring.