Brooklyn CyclonesThe Mets 14th round pick this June, Xorge Carillo made his professional debut for Brooklyn on July 4. Carillo, who turned 22 in April, has been drafted four times, by the Jays (2007), Indians (2009), Padres (2010) and then the Mets. He didn't hit much at all - .217/.298/.304 in 104 PA. On the other hand, the good news is that he controlled the strike zone well - nine walks against just 11 strikeouts, with a very low BABIP of .231. He's probably destined for Savannah to start 2012.
At the beginning of the season, Nelfi Zapata split the catcher's job with Amauris Valdez. He hit .269/.271/.403 while swinging at everything, as evidenced by his one walk and nine strikeouts. He showed a little pop, but missed nearly all of August with a sprained ankle. Zapata, the Mets' 19th round pick in 2009, has moved one level a year beginning at the Gulf Coast League in 2009.
Valdez turned 23 in August and hit but .133/.165/.173.
Cam Maron earned the K-Mets Sterling Award as a 20-year old when he hit .318/.434/.413 in 58 games. Maron grew up in Hicksville
Huntington in a family of Mets fans, and called getting drafted by the team a "dream come true." The Mets promoted Maron to Savannah for the final week of the regular season and then the Gnats' playoff run. He only played in one game for the Gnats, and it was on the road, so I didn't see it. In terms of offensive profile, Maron reminds me of Josh Thole-lite - with walks, contact and little power. At Kingsport, he drew 38 walks and fanned 34 times. In BP, he sprayed line drives gap-to-gap. The guess here is that Maron and Carillo will split time in Savannah to begin 2012.