GCL Top Prospects
Gaby Hernandez is getting some high praise from Baseball America. Gaby was listed as the #2 prospect in the Gulf Coast League. Gaby started nine games in his rookie campaign in 2004 after being drafted out of Belen Jesuit High School in Miami. Hernandez was drafted in the 3rd Round (74th Overall) of 2004 amateur draft. He pitched 2 complete games, including one shut out. He went 49.2 innings surrendering an amazing 25 hits, walking 12 and striking out 58. His K/9 was 10.51, and his WHIP is .74. He finished with a 3-3 record and a 1.09 ERA. He also pitched for the Cyclones for game and went three innings, giving up no runs, and struck out six while allowing two hits. Overall, he had a wildly successful first year and was really a man amongst boys in the Gulf Coast League.
Two more Mets got some mention as well. At number 16 Jesus Flores (catcher) and at number 18 Carlos Gomez (outfield) both get some mention as well. Jesus batted .319, with four homers, and twenty five RBIs in 45 games while playing for the Gulf Coast Mets. Gomez played in the Appy league for Kingsport as well as the Gulf Coast League. Between both leagues, he hit .281 with one homerun and 31 RBIs in 57 games while swiping 17 bases.