From May 14 through May 20, many New York Mets minor leaguers helped lead their team to victory — but two stand at the top.
New York Mets Minor League Position Player of the Week: Travis TaijeronOn May 15, OF Travis Taijeron had a big day, as he drove in three runs with a home run and two walks. Thanks to Taijeron’s offensive performance, the Las Vegas 51s defeated the Iowa Cubs 10-5.
Taijeron’s bat stayed hot all week as he hit .450 with with two home runs and two doubles while driving in six runs. He also showed patience at the plate by walking five times.
The 28-year-old California native was drafted in the 18th round of the 2011 Amateur draft out of Cal Poly Pomona. Taijeron is six-foot-two, 220 pounds and bats right handed.
?️ Watch @TravisTaijeron's three-run moonshot from earlier in the sixth inning: pic.twitter.com/VH8rDMzFRw
— Las Vegas 51s (@LasVegas51s) May 6, 2017
Throughout his minor league career, Taijeron has shown that he is is one of the better hitters down on the farm. Since 2011 — when Taijeron started his professional career with the Brooklyn Cyclones — he’s batting .270 with 117 home runs, 181 doubles, 18 triples and 245 RBIs.
New York Mets Minor League Pitcher of the Week: Nabil Crismatt
On May 19, the St. Lucie Mets beat the Dunedin Blue Jays 4-0 thanks to Nabil Crismatt’s terrific pitching performance.
Crismatt pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out 11 batters, while only allowing three hits. He showed his command and control in this game as well, as he did not surrender a walk. Those 11 strikeouts tied a career high for him.
Nabil Crismatt final line: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 11 K, 104 pitches ? pic.twitter.com/VM75SJE1Bp
— St. Lucie Mets (@stluciemets) May 20, 2017
The 22-year-old right handed pitcher is six-foot-one and 200 pounds. Crismatt is a Columbia native and signed with the Mets as an international free agent in 2011.
RHP Nabil Crismatt struck out 11 in five innings last night against the @IronBirds.. that is a Cyclones season high! pic.twitter.com/iKkvPflDYy
— Brooklyn Cyclones (@BKCyclones) July 24, 2016
Over the course of his minor league career, which started in 2012 with Dominican Summer League Mets, Crismatt is 18-12 with a 2.74 ERA. In 95 games, 23 of which were starts, Crismatt has pitched 265.2 innings and struck out 281 batters while only walking 65.