There is only one week left in the minor league regular season. For some, the development on the field is coming to a close and the offseason is here, but for others, with September and expanded rosters around the corner, the excitement is just beginning.
Buffalo Bisons: 9 – 4
The Bisons have been playing some of their best ball of the season these last two weeks, a lot of which is due to some of its more high profile players.
Josh Satin has not flinched since his call-up to AAA. He is now hitting .325 in 120 at-bats with the Bisons, and a strong .342 over his last ten games. One thing he needs to work on is his power, as he only has one home run in Buffalo, after hitting 11 with AA Binghamton. Despite that, he is a player you can expect to see in Flushing when the rosters expand in September.
Another player you might see is Zach Lutz. As with many of the top players in the Mets system, Lutz has shown the tools, but he struggles mightily to stay on the field. This season he is hitting .298 with a .502 SLG, improving to a .615 slugging over his last ten games, but he has only accumulated 205 at-bats this season. He has not played 20 games in any month this season, so the Mets may prefer to keep him out in September, and then send him to either the Arizona Fall League, or winter ball.
As for an update on the recently promoted Jordany Valdespin, he started off slow in AAA but has picked it up recently. He is hitting .296 in his last six games with four extra base hits, to bring his AAA average up to .237.