Now that the 2013 minor league baseball season has come to a close, Mets 101 will take a look at all levels of the team's farm system. We will start with the rookie league Gulf Coast Mets and work our way all the way up the ladder to Triple-A Las Vegas. We'll look at the season that was for each affiliate, complete with a season recap, the best promotions, the top prospects, and a season MVP. We continue our series today in Port St. Lucie, Florida, home of the High-A Mets.
Final Record:71-60, Second Place in Florida State League South Division (Missed Playoffs)
Season Review: Although the St. Lucie Mets finished second in their division, they failed to qualify for the Florida State League playoffs. The Florida State League has a weird playoff procedure. The season is broken up into two halves. Who ever wins both halves in each division make up your four playoff teams. If the same team wins both halves in one division, the team with the next best record is gets the second playoff spot. The St. Lucie Mets finished second both halves and thus missed out on a playoff spot, despite having a better overall record than second-half division champs, the Charlotte Stone Crabs.
Best Promotion: St. Lucie’s best promotion was “2-Fer-Tuesday” where fans were able to receive 2-for-1 tickets, beers, soda, and more.
C: Kevin Plawecki: The 2012 first-round pick out of Purdue University split time between St. Lucie and Savannah this year. In 60 games with the St. Lucie, he hit .294 with 2 homers and 37 RBI.
SP: Michael Fulmer: The Mets took the high school righty out of Oklahoma with the 44th pick in the 2011 draft. In 7 starts with St. Lucie, Fulmer went 2-2 with a 3.44 ERA. He struck out 29 hitters in 34 innings with the St. Lucie Mets.
OF/3B: Dustin Lawley: Lawley hit the snot out of the ball this season, leading the Florida State League in homers with 25. He earned himself a call-up all the way to Triple-A Las Vegas for his play once the St. Lucie Mets wrapped up their year.
The St. Lucie Mets 2013 MVP goes to Dustin Lawley. Lawley’s 25 homers were far and away the most in the league as the next best home run hitter checked in with nine. His 92 RBI were 41 more than the next best run producer. Baseball America named him MVP of the entire Florida State League.
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