Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 4/11/13
As the first week of the Mets minor league comes to an end we’ve seen some great performances at every level. It’s been a feast for the eyes for those of you lucky enough to watch the games on MiLB TV this week and choosing one top pitcher and hitter was no easy task. But given the enormous pressure and high expectations for two of these players, I gave the nod to RHP Rafael Montero and CF Brandon Nimmo. RHP RAFAEL MONTERO, BINGHAMTON MMO MINOR LEAGUE PITCHER OF THE WEEK Montero has been the picture of poise, command and sheer dominance on the mound for Double-A Binghamton to begin the season. The most notable stat that jumps out at you? No walks and 16 strikeouts. He deserved a second win but his team got shutout in a 1-0 loss on Tuesday. This kid is the real deal, and he’s skyrocketing up the system faster than a speeding bullet. He’s coming soon to a Rotunda near you. Honorable Mentions Rainy Lara, Matthew Bowman and Luis Cessa all came up big for Savannah. Jacob deGrom, Luis M...
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