06/03/2013 3:15 PM
Matthew Bowman: After a stellar season with the Brooklyn Cyclones, Bowman is quickly making a name for himself in the Mets organization. Bowman started the 2013 season with the Savannah Sand Gnats of the South Atlantic League and posted impressive numbers. In five starts, Bowman was 4-0, with a 2.64 ERA (9 ER/30.2 INN), surrendering only four walks while striking out 26 batters. Bowman was then sent up to St. Lucie where he continued to have success. In five starts, Bowman has a 2.81 ERA (10 ER/32.0 INN), surrendering only 5 walks and striking out 35 batters. On May 14th, Matthew had his best professional start as he went 7.0 scoreless innings, giving up one hit and striking out nine batters.
Brandon Nimmo: Fan favorite during the 2012 season, Brandon Nimmo has started off the 2013 campaign on the right foot. Nimmo started the season in Savannah and was hitting .322 (29-90) through April 29th before being placed on the DL with a left hand contusion. On May 28th, Brandon returned to the Sand Gnats lineup and is currently hitting .304 (35-115), with 7 extra-base hits and 14 RBI.
Kevin Plawecki: In his second professional season, Kevin Plawecki is putting up very impressive numbers. Through 53 games this season, Plawecki is hitting .343 (69-201), with 6 HR and 39 RBI. Plawecki also has 22 doubles on the season to go along with 1 triple. He has reached safely in 48 out of 53 games. He continues to show his defensive abilities as he has thrown out 29.3% (12-41) would-be-base runners.
Cory Vaughn: Cory Vaughn has bounced back in a big way this year as he is ranked second on the team in RBI as well as HR. Cory is hitting .288 (49-170) with 6 HR and 31 RBI, already surpassing his RBI mark from last year. Cory has 14 multi-hit games already this year, and has reached base safely in 38 out of 45 games this season.
Jeff Walters: Member of the 2011 Brooklyn Cyclones, Jeff Walters continues to impress at every level within the Mets organization. Last season, Jeff split time with Savannah and St. Lucie finishing with a 2.30 ERA (14 ER / 54.2 INN) surrendering only 12 walks and striking out 48 batters. Now with the Binghamton Mets, Jeff has a 2.63 ERA (7 ER/24.0 INN) and has walked nine batters while striking out 25. In 21 relief appearances this season, Jeff has shutout his opponent 18 times.