Interesting New York Mets minor league news as minor league baseball across the country begins to take place. Independent leagues are always a place for players to prove they belong in a major league organization. Darin Gorski, the former Mets minor league southpaw will be one of those players. Gorski, along with Cory Vaughn and Dustin Lawley will be playing for some local New Jersey independent baseball clubs. Lawley and Vaughn with the New Jersey Jackals and Darin Gorski with the defending Atlantic League Champions, Somerset Patriots.
It's no question that Somerset has started to become the marquee organization in independant baseball. Some teams like the Quebec Capitales who have won numerous Can-AM league championships including five consecutive dating up to 2013 and the historic St.Paul Saints in Minnesota are inticing to former prospects or minor leaguers who think they didn't get a fair shot.
Somerset won their 6th Atlantic League championship last summer with the help of a couple of former major leaguers in Robert Andino who was in camp with the Marlins this year and former top prospect of the Brewers in Mat Gamel. Gorski,28, made it to triple A Las Vegas in 2013,2014 and 2015 but struggled in all three seasons. The Pacific coast league is however where pitchers go to die. An ERA over four and a half is average. I expect success for Darin in his mission to return to organizational baseball in 2016.