Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Cyclones Win; Vaughn Drives in Two

☛ After starting the season 1 for 13, in the Cyclones fourth game Vaughn's bat awoke. He tripled and homered. He also scored from third on a sacrifice bunt. (Go Wally!) Unfortunately, J. B. Brown's bat's still asleep. He went 0 for 3 yesterday and was dropped in the order to the sixth spot.

☛ Another 2010 draftee, Ryan Fraser had a successful debut. He pitched an inning of hitless relief, striking out two. In his 2010 season pitching for the Memphis Tigers, Fraser was 3-5 record with a 7.04 ERA. Maybe the Mets have figured out what he was doing wrong.

How reliable is this? Prior to the 2010 season, The College Baseball Blog rated Mets draftee Norman Forsythe the 17th best college player and Matt Harvey #36. Their 2009 preseason ratings of the top 50 college players had Matt den Decker rated #12; in 2010, den Decker didn't even make their list.

☛ If you haven't seen the catch den Decker made in this year's College World Series, here it is. It's one a la Willie Mays.

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1 comment:

  1. Den Dekker's pro potential dropped off after he had a terrible junior season where he hit .296 with only five homers...

    The kid can play some defense but his bat is up and down.