After evaluating the season of each Mets minor league affiliate last week, its time to distribute awards and superlatives to the deserving players within the organization. Who were the MVP’s and Cy Young’s of their team? Which players improved their stock and which have clearly fallen in value? And the 2010 Mets Minor League Awards winners are…

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We will start with the MVP and Cy Young at each level and then give out the superlatives. Finally, I put together the best lineup and rotation for a future Mets team (omitting players that have made their major league debut).


Triple-A Buffalo: Lucas Duda (OF)–.314 17 HRs 53 RBIs.

Double-A Binghamton: Sean Ratliff (OF)–.317 16 HRs 50 RBIs.

Single-A St. Lucie: Stefan Welch (1B)–.256 8 HRs 68 RBIs

Single-A Savannah: Juan Lagares (OF)–.300 5 HRs 39 RBIs 18 SBs

Class A Short Season Brooklyn: Cory Vaughn (OF)–.307 14 HRs 56 RBIs 12 SBs

Rookie League Kingsport: Aderlin Rodriguez (3B)–.312 13 HRs 48 RBIs

Cy Young:

Triple-A Buffalo: Dillon Gee–(13-8) 4.96 ERA 4.02 K/BB

Double-A Binghamton: Josh Stinson–(9-3) 4.24 ERA 1.36 K/BB

Single-A St. Lucie: Manuel Alvarez–(3-1) 0.00 ERA 9 Saves 6.00 K/BB

Single-A Savannah: Mark Cohoon–(7-1) 1.30 ERA 4.42 K/BB

Class A Short Season Brooklyn: Yohan Almonte–(8-4) 1.91 ERA 4.00 K/BB

Rookie League Kingsport: Orlando Tovar–(4-0) 3.43 ERA 4.44 K/BB


Most Improved Hitter: Robbie Shields (SS)–2010 stats (64 games .275 6 HRs 34 RBIs) versus 2009 stats (44 games .178 1 HR 9 RBIs)

Most Improved Pitcher: Angel Cuan–2010 stats (84 IP 5-1 1.93 ERA 66 Ks 18 BBs) versus 2009 stats (67.2 IP 1-5 5.05 ERA 54 Ks 16 BBs)

Biggest Disappointment on the Mound: Brad Holt–Drafted 33rd overall in the 2008 draft as a compensation pick, Holt pitched to a 3-14 record along with a staggering 8.34 ERA. In 95 innings pitched, he had 87 strikeouts compared to 79 walks.

Biggest Disappointment at the Plate: Richard Lucas (3B)–Taken as a 4th round pick in the 2007 draft, Lucas struck out 149 times over 434 at-bats (34% strikeout rate). At age 21, his .212 batting average at St. Lucie does not bode well enough for the third baseman.

Biggest Surprise: Cesar Puello (OF)–As a 19 year old, Puello started the season at Savannah and finished 5th in the league for stolen bases (45). With a .292 batting average and .375 on-base percentage, he scored 80 runs in 109 games.

Most Likely to Land on the DL: Fernando Martinez (OF) and Reese Havens (2B)

Biggest Contributor to the 2010 New York Mets: Ike Davis (1B)

Most Athletic: Darrell Ceciliani (OF)


Darrell Ceciliani CF

Wilmer Flores 1B

Aderlin Rodriguez 3B

Cory Vaughn LF

Reese Havens 2B

Robbie Shields SS

Albert Cordero C

Cesar Puello RF

Starting Rotation:

Yohan Almonte, Armando Rodriguez, Mark Cohoon, Jeurys Familia, James Fuller