Mets Minors: Jefry Marte rediscovers his power stroke

Jefry Marte was signed as an international free agent in 2007.  Scouts saw big potential in his frame for power and hoped he might develop into a powerful corner infielder.  Marte has lived in the shadow of Wilmer Flores for a number of seasons.  Now, Marte is actually successfully holding the bigger ticket name back [...]

Mets Minors: Is Reese Havens back?

Don’t look yet, but Reese Havens may finally be back. The 22nd overall pick in the 2008 draft is in the midst of his best stretch in nearly two seasons, highlighted by a pinch-hit, 12th-inning walkoff homer Saturday for the Binghamton Mets against Altoona. Coincidentally, Havens was playing next to rehabbing shortstop Jose Reyes, perhaps [...]

Mets Minors: Gorski’s record-setting start comes to an end

Matt Harvey left Class A St. Lucie with an 8-2 record and a 2.37 ERA before heading to Class AA Binghamton. Darin Gorski has been even better than the 2010 first-rounder as the “ace” of the St. Lucie rotation. Gorski set a club record with his 10th straight win July 18 against Clearwater, surpassing the [...]

Mets Minors: Familia is best pitching prospect

The New York Mets player development department made its first significant move last week. New York promoted righthander Jeurys Familia from Class A St. Lucie to Class AA Binghamton. Familia, just 21, dominated in the Florida State League, going 1-1 with a 1.49 ERA. He yielded just 21 hits and eight walks with 36 strikeouts [...]