Travis Taijeron: .306/.429/.611, 9 doubles, 3 triples, 6 HR, 27 RBI
With home runs in four of his last seven games, Taijeron has propelled himself to the NYPL lead with a .611 slugging percentage. He also leads the NYPL with an OPS of 1.040.
Over his last 10 games: .421/.522/.947 with 4 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 17 RBI, 6 bb, 8k. That's is getting it done.
Taijeron, the Mets 18th round pick, credits Brooklyn Cyclones hitting coach Bobby Malek for his success at the plate: (via the Brooklyn Eagle)
He’s given me a different approach at the plate. Bobby’s helped me to be clearminded with a see-the-ball-hit-the-ball approach at the plate.Juan Urbina: 1-4, 8.28 ERA, 29 1/3 IP, 42 hits, 14 bb, 27 k, 5 HR.
Coming off his most successful start, Urbina was touched up for five runs (4er) on six hits over 4 1/3 innings in Kingsport's 6-3 loss last night. Urbina allowed his fifth home run of the season in seven starts, making it three straight starts in which he has allowed a home run. Left-handed hitters are hitting .519 (14-27) against Urbina.
On the good side, last night Urbina did strike out six while allowing only one walk. Over his last two starts his K/BB ratio has been excellent at 12/2.
Urbina turned 18 just over a month ago and the further you are from the big league level, the less relevant the stats are. So let's take a deep breath and look at the positives. He is the youngest pitcher in the Appalachian League and second youngest player overall, all while toeing the rubber every fifth day. His K/9 stands at a solid 8.28. Patience is a virtue..
- Erik Goeddel has made two starts for the GCL Mets. His second outing was for two innings in which he allowed two hits and struck out two. Look for Goeddel to make a couple more starts in FL, and finish the season back in Savannah sometime in August.
- Cyclones pitcher Jeffrey Walters was named the NYPL Pitcher of the Week (7/17-7/24).
- Daniel Muno continues to lead the NYPL in hitting at .371 and OBP .459. He is also fourth in SLG (.571) and third in OPS (1.030).