Yesterday, the Arizona Fall League kicked off with a nice start for Mets fans. Ike Davis, the veritable first baseman of the future, drove in six runs, going 4-6 with a grand slam and two doubles.
Today, Mets fans can track the first start of Jenrry Mejia, one of the top pitching prospects in the Mets organization.
Mejia will take the mound for the Surprise Rafters today, facing off against the Peoria Javelinas, which you can track here.
Mejia got a nice write up in the Daily News today by Adam Rubin.
Manager Jerry Manuel traveled Tuesday from his home in Sacramento, Calif., to gauge whether Mejia may be able to help the Mets in the bullpen in early 2010, as well as to evaluate first-base prospect Ike Davis. GM Omar Minaya is also in attendance. Mejia projects as a No.1 or No.2 starter in the majors eventually.
"Somebody told me if you play in the big leagues at 20 years old, that's good," Mejia said. "I said, 'I know, but I wanted to play in the big leagues last year.'"