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Bret Mitchell

This year, I'm writing up most of my Top 41 Mets prospects in roughly similar groups. These three arms at the back of the list form a very cohesive trio of strong-armed relievers. There's plenty of fastball here, but control issues and size make these guys relievers.

#37 - RHP Akeel Morris

Bats/Throws:? Right/Right

Tags: Akeel Morris, Bret Mitchell, Ricardo Jacquez, Top Prospects Series, Toby Hyde
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Kevin Plawecki, Jayce Boyd and Bret Mitchell have all been promoted to advanced-A St. Lucie.

Coming out of the All-Star Break, the Mets promoted three members of the First-Half Southern Division Champions:?1B?Jayce Boyd,?C?Kevin Plawecki?and RHP?Bret Mitchell.

Plawecki, the Mets' supplemental finished up with SAL lead in doubles as part of a .314/.390/.494 line. He was the best prospect to move Thursday: he has more power than Boyd and plays a more premium position. Plawecki (pictured) was the SAL's best hitter in the first month of the season: from Opening Night on April 4 through May 14, he hit .375/.439/.654?with 27 XBH, 11 BB and 17 K in 36 games. Then he got a little colder: from May 15-June 16, Plawecki hit a much softer .239/.328/.294 in his last 29 games in the SAL with 4 XBH, 12 BB and 15 K. He insisted to me last week that he felt the same at the plate although he acknowledged that pitchers were working him differently recently. I thought, in terms of approach, that at times he got too aggressive in the last few weeks. Physically, he seemed off-balance as well perhaps from lunging or overstriding - I'm honestly not sure. Anyway, he's a fine receiver behind the plate who has pop, does not strike out and is a fine catching prospect. His arm is the weakest part of his game although he threw out 31% of opposing runners (16-for-51) in the SAL.

Tags: Bret Mitchell, Jayce Boyd, Kevin Plawecki, Andrew Vazzano
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