We’re just over the halfway point of the season and the Cyclones, who sit at 41-46, are on break. As with all minor league teams, roster turnover is frequent, and this roster is no different.
For those who follow, it can be hard to track who’s still on the team and who’s moved on. So to make it easy here are a few risers and fallers.
Riser: Stanley Consuegra
Since being called up from Low-A St. Lucie at the beginning of the month, Consuegra has been lighting it up. Through 12 games and 48 at-bats, he’s hitting .271/.327/.563, good for a .890 OPS. He has 13 hits, and 10 of them went for extra bases — eight doubles and two home runs.
One of those home runs went 504 feet. That’s not a typo. It wasn’t supposed to be 404 feet. 504.
Consuegra has displayed power before in the minors but never to this extent. In 66 games for St. Lucie before his promotion, he had 14 doubles, four triples, eight homers, and a slugging percentage of .431. Respectable, but hardly on the level of what he’s been doing in Brooklyn.
It is such a small sample size so it’s unlikely he will continue at this torrid pace, but it’s a promising start nonetheless.
Faller: Alex Ramirez
The No. 4 prospect in the Mets system and No. 87 in baseball on MLB Pipeline, Ramirez has gotten off to a slow start with the Cyclones. Promoted on the same day as Consuegra, Ramirez is hitting .205/.255/.318 in 44 at-bats since arriving in Brooklyn.
He has three doubles, one triple, and no homers so far. Ramirez was hitting .284 with an OPS over .800 in St. Lucie this season before his promotion, and his numbers in Brooklyn are mostly being dragged down by a four-game stretch where he went 0-16.
There’s plenty of time for the 19-year-old prospect to adjust to this new level, as he’s one of the youngest prospects in the Mets system.
Riser: Dylan Hall
After posting a 1.52 ERA through 23.2 innings in St. Lucie this season, Hall earned himself a promotion to Brooklyn about a month ago.
In five games and 9.2 innings pitched, Hall has given up just one run, five hits, and two walks while striking out 15. His ERA sits at 0.93 and his WHIP is at 0.72. He’s even converted the only save opportunity he had.
There’s been turnover at every position, but the bullpen more than others seems to always be in a state of flux. Hall is the latest pitcher to step in and perform when asked to each time out.
Faller: Nolan Clenney
After putting up a solid 3.90 ERA in 2021 with time split between St. Lucie and Brooklyn, Clenney hasn’t found the same success in 2022.
Through 43 innings, mostly out of the bullpen, Clenney has a 6.07 ERA and 1.30 WHIP. He’s struggled as the season has progressed as well, going from a 4.82 ERA in April to a 5.63 ERA in May, a 6.59 ERA in June, and a 9.00 ERA so far in July.
He did make two starts earlier in the season and they went well as he gave up just one earned run through a combined nine innings. However, those were both in May, and he hasn’t had a start since.
The Cyclones will next be home on August 2 to begin a series vs. the Winston-Salem Dash. For ticket and promotion information, click here.