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Junior Guerra

Toby's Note at 4:39 PM Thursday:

I messed this up in my original post.? The Mets must add Carp to protect him.? Players are now eligible for? their fourth and fifth rule five drafts....

Thursday, November 20th is the deadline for MLB teams to file their reserve lists with the commissioner's office identifying players on the roster for the MLB and all minor league rosters.? These are lists used for the Rule 5 Draft on December 11th in Vegas.? (Lets pause here and acknowledge the genius of placing nearly every baseball executive, all of the agents, the major media, and thousands of job seekers let loose in Vegas for five days.)

Tags: Junior Guerra, Mike Carp, Rule 5 Draft, Shawn Bowman, Toby Hyde
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The North Shore Honu scored twice in the bottom of the 10th inning off Mets reliever Roy Merritt to beat the Honolulu Sharks and their many Mets 11-10.

Junior Guerra: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 1 K

Roy Merritt: L, 1.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Tags: Greg Veloz, Hawaii Winter Baseball, Junior Guerra, Ruben Tejada, Toby Hyde
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In Saturday?s game, the Honolulu Sharks pounded Yankees 2007 first rounder Andrew Brackman for seven runs in 2.1 IP in the massive righty?s professional debut. C Jordan Abruzzo was 1-4 with an RBI and 2B Greg Veloz was 1-4 with a double. Josh Stinson gave up two unearned runs in three innings, fanning two without walking a batter for the win. Junior Guerra struck out four in two innings (good) but also gave up two runs on three hits (not so good) without giving up a walk (good). LHP sidewinder Roy Merritt fanned four more batters in his two frames.

Tags: Greg Veloz, Hawaii Winter Baseball, Jordan Abruzzo, Josh Stinson, Junior Guerra, Toby Hyde
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The Mets made two changes to their HWB delegation Tuesday. Ages in parentheses, RHP Junior Guerra (23) replaces RHP Stephen Clyne (24) and C Jordan Abruzzo (24) replaces C Francisco Pena (18).

The 5?11? 213 lb Guerra pitched over four levels in the system, spending most of his July with Savannah where he was 1-1 with two saves in 25.2 dominating IP. He gave up just 14 hits and two walks while punching out 34. Guerra didn?t give up a hit in his four innings at St. Lucie to conclude his season. I missed Guerra when I saw Savannah, but an AL scout told me that he liked Guerra a little bit as a relief prospect. After all, Guerra had thrown 93-95 mph the night before to go along with an 83 mph slider. A strong Hawaii showing could set up Guerra for an Opening Day assignment to Binghamton and a rapid rise through the system in 2009.

Abruzzo, who the Mets picked in the 13th round in 2007, played at three levels in 2008 showing some power, and solid receiving abilities to go with an aggressive approach. Like Guerra, his Hawaii assignment should prepare him to start 2009 in Binghamton. Unlike Guerra, Abruzzo is not a candidate for a subsequent rapid ascension.

Tags: Francisco Pena, Hawaii Winter Baseball, Jordan Abruzzo, Junior Guerra, Stephen Clyne, Toby Hyde
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