This afternoon, Baseball America put him at #2 on their Prospect Hot Sheet:
Sorry Kirk, but we just blew the lid off your stealth campaign in the Florida State League. Only a five-homer showing by Brett Wallace in Triple-A stood in the way of a No. 1 ranking. Batting .259/.346/.441 with 15 homers, 27 doubles, 64 RBIs and 16 steals (in 20 attempts), Nieuwenhuis leads the FSL in home runs, extra-base hits (46) and runs scored (81).By the way, both BP and BA recognized former Mets today as well.
BA dropped Deolis Guerra onto the Hot Sheet at #11.
Also, at Prospectus, Kevin Goldstein wrote about Maikel Cleto who threw 3 scoreless innings with six strikeouts for low-A Clinton last night.
Going from the Mets to the Mariners in the complicated J.J. Putz trade completed last winter, Cleto begin the year on Seattle's Double-A roster, only he wasn't actually with the team, as the 20-year-old Domincan's problems with getting a visa in order to return to the States turned into a nearly four-month affair. Still shaking the rust off, Cleto is one of the harder throwers in the minors, often getting into the mid-to-upper 90s with his fastball, but he still needs to work on his secondary stuff and command.