St. Lucie is third in the Florida State League in scoring averaging exactly four runs per game on a batting line of .242/.329/.369 in 12 games. The team FSL Mets are third in in walks and tops in stolen bases (17) and stolen base percentage 89% (17 of 19).
The team's pitching leads the FSL in ERA (1.74) and is tied for the fewest walks allowed 27 and 2.24 BB/9.
The lanky lefty, Huchingson has not allowed a run (12.2 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 10 K). He's a three pitch guy - fastball, curveball and change - who can touch 90, out of a low arm slot with a whole lot of deception in his delivery. Scouts are starting to pay attention to the former non-drafted free agent as a potential lefty reliever.
RHP Mazzoni (16 IP, 13 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 11 K) was the Mets's second round pick in June 2011, and my #10 Mets prospect coming into the year. He's been sitting in the low 90s (91-93) with his fastball, but can reach back for 94. He works with a slightly unusual splitter/slider combo.
Gonzlez Germen (16.1 IP, 15 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 14 K) is a right-hander who works heavily with his changeup. He's a lean 24-year old with a fastball that last year was 89-90ish - probably a tick below average. He can cut his changeup, or make it run. His slider is well below average. It's a funny profile for a right-hander.
What's Up with Wilmer Flores at 3B?The Mets have altered course with the 20-year old this year, shifting Flores off shortstop to third base. He's committed a couple errors and early in-person reviews of his work at the hot corner have been fairly indifferent. He has the hands and arm for third, it's just a question of whether he will have the feet and reactions. At the plate, Flores is hitting .286/.341/.343 through 11 games. His OBP is supported a little by two HBP. At some point he'll have to hit for power and draw walks, but the good news is that he's still just 20.
And That Talented Outfield Has MIACesar Puello missed a week after fouling a ball off the top of his foot. He's played six games and hit .240/.321/.320 and played centerfield while Darrell Ceciliani recovers from his strained right hamstring, pulled while celebrating a game-winning home run. Ceciliani was 8-for-18 with three extra-base hits in the four games.
Meanwhile Cory Vaughn missed three games on the temporarily inactive list to attend to funeral after a death in the family. Vaughn, who will be 23 on May 1, was hitting .333/.450/.545 with four doubles and six walks in nine games. Vaughn will be activated for Thursday's game. (Note: this paragraph has been edited.)