Mike Vasil throws eight no-hit innings, Ronny Mauricio homers for Triple-A Syracuse

Oct 7, 2022; Peoria, Arizona, USA; New York Mets pitcher Mike Vasil plays for the Peoria Javelinas during an Arizona Fall League baseball game at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 7, 2022; Peoria, Arizona, USA; New York Mets pitcher Mike Vasil plays for the Peoria Javelinas during an Arizona Fall League baseball game at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports / © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s the latest on how the Mets‘ top prospects are performing in the minors…

Aug. 8, 9:15 p.m.

It was nearly a magical night for Mike Vasil and the Syracuse Mets on Tuesday night. The 23-year-old pitcher went eight innings without giving up a hit after just 92 pitches. At that point, the only blemish on Vasil’s night was two walks earlier in the game.

However, Vasil gave up a seeing-eye single to Brandon Lockridge to break up the no-hitter and end the right-hander’s night. The Syracuse Mets would close out the 3-0 win against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.

Ronny Mauricio got the scoring started for Syracuse with his solo homer in the fourth inning. He finished the game 1-for-5 with a strikeout.

Down in Double-A Binghamton, the triumvirate of prospects all picked up hits in their 9-7 win over the Somerset Patriots.

Luisangel Acuna went 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs. He also stole three bases. Drew Gilbert went 1-for-5 including a three-run single and a run scored. Jeremiah Jackson went 1-for-4 with an RBI single.

Aug. 5, 10:20 p.m.

The Mets’ top prospects down in Double-A Binghamton continued a suspended game from Friday along with their normally scheduled Saturday matchup.

Drew Gilbert had a good Saturday, going a combined 2-for-8 with a triple an RBI and a walk. Jeremiah Jackson went a combined 0-for-4 with two walks, a run and two RBI in both games.

Luisangel Acuna also made an impact, as he went a combined 2-for-8 with two runs, two walks and a RBI as well as a stolen base. He also was at the plate when he hit the ball that allowed the winning run to score on an error.

Since being traded to the Mets organization, Acuna is slashing .188/.235/.188 with one RBI.

Up in Syracuse, Ronny Mauricio went 1-for-5 with an RBI. His average and OPS has dipped to .289 and .818, respectively.

July 31, 12:50 p.m.

Blade Tidwell, the top pitching prospect in the Mets’ system and their No. 6 overall prospect according to MLB Pipeline, has been promoted to Double-A Binghamton.

The 22-year-old right-hander was outstanding in 17 starts for High-A Brooklyn this season, pitching to a 3.09 ERA with 112 strikeouts in 81.2 innings.

A second-round draft pick of the Mets in 2022, Tidwell is expected to make his debut with the Rumble Ponies on Wednesday against New Hampshire.

Meanwhile, the Mets also promoted infielder Jett Williams from Low-A St. Lucie to High-A with the Cyclones.

Williams, just 19, was one of two Mets first-round selections in the 2022 draft, along with Kevin Parada. 

Using his combo of speed and bat-to-ball talent, Williams stole 32 bases while posting an .832 OPS in 79 games with St. Lucie.

July 28, 3:50 p.m.

Kevin Parada, the Mets’ top prospect, is on the IL.

The 21-year-old catcher has a right ankle sprain, High-A Brooklyn announced.

In a corresponding move, the Cyclones added Jose Mena, who has split the year between Brooklyn and Double-A Binghamton.

Through 82 games this season with the Cyclones, Parada is slashing .269/.347/.449 while hitting 10 home runs and recording 37 RBI.

The Mets selected Parada from Georgia Tech with the 2022 MLB Draft’s No. 11 overall pick.

July 20, 10:20 p.m.

Ronny Mauricio continues to dominate at the Triple-A level for Syracuse.

In Syracuse’s 8-6 win over the Buffalo Bisons on Thursday night, Mauricio — playing shortstop — went 3-for-5 with a home run and two strikeouts. Mauricio’s longball was the 15th of his season.

After Thursday’s start, Mauricio is slashing .300/.344/.857 with the aforementioned 15 home runs and 54 RBI this season.

July 20, 6:00 p.m.

After a bit of a rough start to the season, Mets shortstop prospect Jett Williams has found his footing for the Low-A St. Lucie Mets.

After homering on Wednesday, Williams reached base five different times in Thursday afternoon’s 7-6 seven inning win over the Palm Beach Cardinals.

Williams drew walks in his first four plate appearances then smacked a triple in the top of the seventh. He finished the game 1-for-1 with a triple, four walks, and a pair of stolen bases.

This continues a stretch of some excellent baseball from Williams of late. He’s recorded at least one walk in seven straight games and has stolen 17 consecutive bases without getting caught.

Williams is hitting .337 with five doubles, three triples, and three homers over his last 27 games. He’s also added 13 more stolen bases to his ledger and drawn 27 walks over that span.

The speedster now has 31 stolen bases and 64 walks to go along with an absurd .427 on-base percentage through 71 games this season. He’s also posted five homers, five triples, ten doubles, and a .804 OPS.

If he keeps playing this way, it won’t be long before Williams finds himself promoted to Brooklyn.

July 4, 9:45 p.m.

On the same night rookie sensation Francisco Alvarez shined for the big league club, other Mets top prospects put their power on display down in Triple-A.

With Syracuse trailing 4-0 in the top of the sixth, Ronny Mauricio cracked a two-run homer to right center. He now has 12 long balls on the season to go along with a .303 average, .857 OPS, and 47 RBI.

A few innings later, with the Mets still trailing, Mark Vientos stepped to the plate and launched a homer of his own. His was a three-run shot to cut the deficit to 8-5.

For Vientos, it was his 16th home run of the season, and his second since being sent back down. He now hits in seven of his last ten games.

Through 50 games this season at the Triple-A level, he’s posted a .314 average, 1.039 OPS, and 46 RBI.

On a less positive note, Tylor Megill struggled again for Syracuse. He allowed four runs on seven hits while striking out three over five innings.

The right-hander now has a 8.38 ERA over his first two starts back down in Triple-A.

June 22, 10:55 p.m.

Mark Vientos, in his second game back with Syracuse since being optioned by the Mets, had himself a day Thursday. In Syracuse’s 11-1 win over the Durham Bulls, Vientos went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a walk. In Triple-A this season, Vientos is slashing .336/.420/1.118 with 14 home runs and 39 RBI.

Ronny Mauricio went 0-for-3 with two walks and a run scored. The, now, left fielder is hitting .315 this minor league season.

On the mound, Mike Vasil started. He went 3.2 innings giving up two hits, one run and walking three. He also struck out five batters. His second Triple-A start was much better than his first.

Back on June 17, Vasil gave up six runs in three innings pitched.

June 18, 9:50 p.m.

After a slow start to the season, Kevin Parada has been turning things around for the High-A Brooklyn Cyclones.

The catcher put together a two-hit game on Sunday afternoon, including his fifth home run of the season. He’s hitting .301 over his last 15 games.

Parada has his average up to .254 with a .339 OBP, .738 OPS, 20 extra-base hits, and 21 RBI.

June 17: 9:35 p.m.

Ronny Mauricio continues to hit for Triple-A Syracuse. On Saturday in the team’s 10-6 loss to the Buffalo Bisons, the Mets’ top prospect went 4-for-6 including his 11th home run of the season.

Mauricio also started in left field again where he did have a throwing error.

It’s also notable that first baseman Luke Voit, who was signed by the Mets recently, went 0-for-1 but had four walks and an RBI.  Since he’s been in Syracuse, Voit is 3-for-11 with two home runs, six RBI and 10 walks.

June 15, 9:43 p.m.

It’s the start of a new era for Ronny Mauricio. The Mets’ top prospect played outfield for the first time in a game on Thursday for Triple-A Syracuse.

He had a rough start in the field as he made an error in the first inning. Mauricio bobbled a ball in left field as he tried to cut it off from getting to the wall. He did get his first putout as a left fielder in the fifth inning.

However, he more than made up for the error with his bat. Mauricio went 3-for-5 with two solo home runs in Syracuse’s 7-4 loss to the Buffalo Bisons.

After Thursday’s game, Mauricio now has 10 home runs and 37 RBI this season while hitting .322 in 62 games in Triple-A.

June 15, 6:00 p.m.

Mets top prospect Ronny Mauricio will receive his first career start in the outfield in Thursday night’s game for Triple-A Syracuse.

Mauricio is batting second and playing left field in the matchup with the Buffalo Bisons.

Billy Eppler and the Mets have also tested him out at second in an attempt to add some versatility. Mauricio committed seven errors in 36 appearances at the position.

Offensively, though, Mauricio has been a star for Syracuse.

In 61 games, he’s hitting .316 with a .878 OPS, 23 doubles, two triples, eight home runs, and 35 RBI. He’s also added ten stolen bases in 15 attempts.

If the athletic 22-year-old can master the outfield, perhaps he’ll find himself one the big league roster sooner rather than later.

June 13, 1:15 p.m.

The Mets announced that infielder Ronny Mauricio is officially day-to-day after an MRI revealed a bone bruise in his left ankle.

Mauricio injured the ankle in an on-field collision while sliding into second base earlier this month. He missed three games before returning to the lineup, but the Mets sent Mauricio for further testing after he didn’t quite look like himself in his return.

June 12, 2:48 p.m.

According to Newsday’s Tim Healy, the Mets are promoting righthanded pitching prospect Mike Vasil to Triple-A Syracuse.

In 10 starts with Double-A Binghamton this year, Vasil has allowed 22 runs (21 earned) on 35 hits in 51 innings pitched, good for a 3.71 ERA and a 0.843 WHIP. The right-hander has struck out 57 batters while walking just eight in his first year of Eastern League action.

Vasil, 23, is considered by many as the most major league-ready pitching prospect in the Mets’ system. The University of Virginia product is ranked by MLB Pipeline as the No. 8 overall prospect in the team’s farm system.

June 11, 8:42 p.m.

According to Jon Heyman of the New York Post, Ronny Mauricio is getting an MRI on his left ankle that he says is still a little sore. It’s the same ankle that he injured last Sunday after an on-field collision at second base forced him to leave the game and be out for three days.

Mauricio was not in Sunday’s lineup against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and had gone 2-for-16 in four games since returning to the lineup on Thursday.

June 8, 2:10 p.m.

Ronny Mauricio seems to have avoided the worst.

The top prospect is back in the Syracuse Mets lineup, batting second and playing second base, for Thursday night’s contest against the Leigh Valley Iron Pigs.

Mauricio left Sunday’s game in the bottom of the seventh with a sprained left ankle.

The infielder was shaken up after an awkward collision at second base on a stolen base attempt. He remained down for a few minutes but was able to walk off the field under his own power.

Prior to leaving, Mauricio launched his eighth home run of the season. Through 56 games, he’s hitting .333 with 33 extra-base hits, 34 RBI, and a .923 OPS.

June 4, 4:08 p.m.

Mets prospect Ronny Mauricio left Triple-A Syracuse’s game on Sunday afternoon in the bottom of the seventh with a sprained left ankle. 

Mauricio was shaken up after an awkward collision at second base on a stolen base attempt. He remained down for a few minutes but was able to walk off the field under his own power.

The team will decide in the next few days if he will require a trip to the minor league injured list.

Prior to leaving the game, the slugger had launched his eighth home run of the season. 

May 17, 10:10 p.m.

Veteran RHP Dylan Bundy had an interesting evening with Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday. He went three innings before he was ejected for having sticky substance on his glove. Bundy, who was signed by the Mets in March, has made six starts with Syracuse. He’s 0-2 with a 10.08 ERA and a 1.96 WHIP.

His final line on Wednesday: 3 IP, four hits, two runs, two walks and two strikeouts.

Ronny Mauricio went 2-for-4 with a double. His average stays at .358 and he has a 1.010 OPS. Gary Sanchez, who may be called up soon, went 1-for-2 with a strikeout.

May 14, 5:10 p.m.

Another day, another Mark Vientos highlight.

The slugger crushed his 12th home run of the season in Syracuse’s 9-3 loss to the Buffalo Bisons on Sunday afternoon. Vientos finished the day 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI.

He’s now hitting .331 on the season with a team-leading 35 RBI and a 1.092 OPS.

Ronny Mauricio also doubled twice to extend his hitting streak to seven games. He’s hitting .353 with 17 doubles and a 1.011 OPS through 39 games.

May 13, 5:23 p.m.

Ronny Mauricio and Mark Vientos continue to force the Mets’ hand with their production at the plate for Triple-A Syracuse as the duo had another excellent combined day in an 8-7 walk-off loss to the Buffalo Bisons.

Batting second, Mauricio got things started in the top of the first inning with a solo shot – his seventh of the season – that gave Syracuse an early 1-0 lead. Vientos followed with a double in the No. 3 slot in the lineup for his 11th two-bagger of the season.

In the top of the third, Mauricio and Vientos had back-to-back hits once again – this time singles – and both came around to score in the inning as Syracuse put up a four-spot.

Mauricio hit his 15th double to lead off the ninth inning and was just a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. He finished 3-for-5 with three runs scored and added a stolen base as he raised his average to .349 with a .999 OPS. As for Vientos, with his 2-for-5 performance, his average now sits at .333 with a 1.087 OPS.

Defensively, Mauricio and Vientos hooked up for a 5-4-3 double play in the fifth inning with Vientos getting the start at third base and Mauricio once again playing second base. Mauricio started another double play in the eighth inning after catching a line drive and doubling up the runner at first.

Vientos did have an error in the third inning that cost Syracuse a run. With runners on first and second, Buffalo attempted a double steal and catcher Gary Sanchez tried throwing out the lead runner at third base, but Vientos couldn’t hold on to the ball which allowed the runner to score.

May 9, 10:50 p.m.

Mark Vientos continued to swing a hot bat for Triple-A Syracuse, taking a 3-2 pitch deep to left-center field for a two-run homer with one out in the fifth inning on Tuesday night. Vientos has now homered in back-to-back games.

The first baseman also walked and was hit by a pitch. Vientos is now batting .339 on the year with a 1.144 OPS, 11 home runs, 21 extra-base hits and 29 RBI.

Ronny Mauricio, hitting right in front of Vientos and playing second base, added two hits in five times up. Mauricio ripped a two-out double down the right-field line in the seventh before leading off the ninth with a single. His average is now .336 with a .953 OPS.

May 6, 10:50 a.m.

On the same day GM Billy Eppler said a promotion to the Mets is definitely on the radar for Ronny Mauricio, the top prospect continued his hot start to the season in Triple-A.

Mauricio went 3-for-5 with a two-run triple, two singles, a walk, and a stolen base in Syracuse’s 10-9 extra-inning win over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

He’s now hitting a team-high .353 on the season with six home runs, ten doubles, two triples, 19 RBI, five stolen bases, and a .982 OPS.

Mark Vientos has hit a bit of a cold stretch of late, going a combined 0-for-8 over the past two games.

May 4, 9:51 p.m.

Playing second base and batting second, Ronny Mauricio continued his stellar start with Triple-A on Thursday night, going 2-for-3 with an RBI (17) and stolen base (5). He raised his average to .342 and has a .982 OPS.

Mark Vientos had a rare off night, going 0-for-4 with a strikeout and a throwing error at third base — one of three errors the Mets made on the night. However, the 23-year-old still leads the team in batting average (.354) and OPS (1.148).

Making his first start since his demotion from the big league club, David Peterson went five innings but gave up four earned runs on seven hits and five walks. The lefty struck out four and allowed a home run on 93 pitches (49 strikes) and took the loss.

April 22, 4:45 p.m.

The Syracuse Mets took a 7-4 loss to the Durham Bulls Saturday afternoon, but it was another productive day at the plate for prospects Mark Vientos and Ronny Mauricio.

Vientos tallied three his in five plate appearances with a walk and a strikeout and scored two runs. The third baseman is now slashing .368/.457/.706 with a 1.163 OPS and six home runs and 17 RBI in 68 at-bats in 2023.

Mauricio, batting in the six-hole and playing second base for the second-straight game, had three hits in five at bats with a two-out RBI to his credit. The 2023 spring training phenom is now slashing .360/.407/.720 with a 1.127 OPS and six home runs and 15 RBI in 75 at-bats this campaign.

Dylan Bundy, the 30-year-old right-hander who is trying to work his way back to the big leagues, allowed four runs on 10 hits (including four homers) over five innings pitched in his second appearance for Triple-A Syracuse.

April 18, 10:30 p.m.

Mark Vientos was half the offense for the Syracuse Mets on Tuesday night.

The third baseman on this night went 2-for-3, including a home run, with four RBI and two walks in the team’s 9-8 loss to the Durham Bulls. He’s now hitting .364 with six homers, a team-leading 17 RBI, and a 1.210 OPS.

Vientos also made a nifty play in the ninth inning with the score still tied 8-8.

Ronny Mauricio also had a good day, going 2-for-5 but he did strike out three times. He his now hitting .355 with a 1.193 OPS.

April 14, 9:55 p.m.

Brett Baty had himself a game Friday night for Triple-A Syracuse. The third baseman went 2-for-4, including a grand slam. He drove in five runs and walked.

Baty has raised his minor league numbers to a .400 average and a 1.386 OPS.

Ronny Mauricio also hit well, going 4-for-5 including a solo homer. He has raised his average to .380 and a 1.316 OPS.

Mark Vientos was hitless on the day (0-for-5) with two strikeouts. He’s now hitting .283 with a .930 OPS.

April 13, 8:55 p.m.

Brett Baty and Ronny Mauricio went yard once again Thursday night for Triple-A Syracuse in their 4-3 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate.

Baty’s dinger came in the third inning with two runners on and broke the scoreless tie. It was his fourth home run of the season. He finished the game 3-for-4 and now has a .387 batting average and 1.325 OPS, both tops on the team.

However, in the field and on the base paths, Baty didn’t fare as well as the third baseman had a throwing error and was caught stealing.

Mauricio finished his night 1-for-4 as his solo home run, his fifth of the season, in the fourth inning proved to be the difference in the one-run win. He batted sixth and played all nine innings at shortstop.

Mark Vientos went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts after hitting a home run Wednesday.

April 12, 10:15 p.m.

Mark Vientos continued his torrid streak down in Triple-A on Wednesday. In the Syracuse Mets’ 9-6 win over the RailRiders, Vientos went 2-for-4 including a three-run blast and a walk. Vientos is now hitting .351 with an OPS of 1.145.

Brett Baty went 0-for-4 with two walks and a run scored.

Ronny Mauricio drove in two with a single in the third inning. The infielder, who was the DH on Wednesday, finished 1-for-5.

April 11, 9:20 p.m.

Brett Baty and two other Mets prospects had themselves a day Tuesday against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.

Baty went 3-for-5 including an RBI double and a solo shot. Tuesday was Baty’s second start back from injury and after the game, the third baseman is hitting .391 with a 1.351 OPS.

Mark Vientos had one hit, but that lone knock was a solo shot of his own. Ronny Mauricio was 2-for-2 with a walk and a home run as well.

April 9, 11:55 a.m.

Good news on the injury front, as Brett Baty is back in the Syracuse Mets starting lineup on Sunday afternoon for their game against Rochester.

Baty is hitting second and playing third base.

The third baseman left Syracuse’s game on April 5 due to right thumb soreness, and imaging then showed some inflammation, which sidelined him for just a few days.

April 6, 9:19 p.m.

For the second game in a row, Ronny Mauricio went yard for Triple-A Syracuse, hitting a solo shot in the sixth inning while Mark Vientos also stayed hot at the plate, hitting a home run in the fourth inning of the Mets’ 6-1 win over Rochester on Thursday night.

In addition to the home run, a two-run blast, Vientos added two singles and a walk and finished 3-for-3 to bump his batting average to .364. He has a 1.163 OPS.

Mauricio went 2-for-4 at the dish and is now batting .385 with a 1.253 OPS. He did, however, make a throwing error at shortstop in the ninth inning — his second error of the season.

Brett Baty and Francisco Alvarez were not in the lineup as Baty continues to recover from a hand injury and Alvarez gets set to be called up to the big league club for its home opener on Friday afternoon.

April 5, 2:25 p.m.

Francisco Alvarez and Ronny Mauricio both homered for Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday. And Mauricio did it twice.

Alvarez’s blast — his second of the season — was a two-run shot to center field in the first inning.

Mauricio hit a solo homer to center leading off the second — his first of the year. He then added an opposite-field line drive homer to right-center in the sixth on what was an absolute bullet.

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