Zachary Craig (Zach) Lutz graduated from Governor Mifflin High School in 2004...Went to Alvernia College in Reading, PA. Was the two-time Pennsylvania Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007...Named the Division III National Player of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Following his junior season was ranked nationally in the top 10 in eight different categories including seventh in batting (.467), eighth in home runs (12) and second in slugging percentage (.883).
Began the season with Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League before being recalled by the Mets on June 23...Optioned to the 51s on July 2 before returning on September 1. Made his season debut, June 25 at Chicago-AL...Popped out as a pinch-hitter. Made his first start on June 27 at Colorado...Singled and scored a run in three at-bats...Also drew a walk. Collected his first career RBI, September 2 at Atlanta...Both his RBI came as a pinch-hitter...Went 4-7 (.571) with two doubles as a pinch-hitter with three walks, good for a .700 on-base percentage. Made three starts for the Mets, all at third base. Hit .293 (117-399) with 13 home runs and 80 RBI in 111 games for the 51s. Hit .305 (18-59) for the 51s with runners in scoring position and two outs.
Started the season with Buffalo (AAA) of the International League before
the Mets recalled him on April 24...Optioned back to the Bisons on April
29...Returned to the Mets on September 1...Underwent surgery on September 17 to repair a fracture of the left
hamate bone...The procedure was performed by Mets Hand Specialist Dr.
Andrew Weiland at the Hospital for Special Surgery...Singled for his first major league hit on April 27 at Colorado...Made his major league debut on April 24 vs. Miami...Pinch hit and struck out
looking with the bases loaded...Made his first major league start on April 27 at Colorado...Hit seventh and
played first base; finished with his first big league hit (a single) and run...Hit .299 (73-244) with 10 home runs and 35 RBI in 72 games for the Bisons...Had two, two-home run games for the Bisons: April 11 vs. Scranton
Wilkes/Barre and July 31 at Indianapolis.
Was limited to 61 games due to injury...Suffered two concussions during the year...Batted .308 (12-39) in 13 games in April and .340 (17-50) in 14 contests in June...For the year, he hit .340 (32-94) with runners on base and .311 (14-45) with runners in scoring position...Also had 22
games with at least two hits and one game with three hits, June 16 at Norfolk...Compiled six, two-hit games in an eight-game stretch from July 6-July 17...Batted .324 (12-37) over that span...Drove in three runs at Columbus on August 21...Fashioned a .309 (56-181) batting average in 48 night games...Also hit .304 (48-158) vs. righthanded pitching...Played 14 games at first base and 31 games at third base...Played two rehabilitation games at Port St. Lucie (A) of the
Florida State League, June 7-June 8.
Missed over two months of the season with a stress fracture of the third metatarsal of the left foot...Was on the Disabled List from May 21-July 25...Had 17 home runs in 61 games for Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League...Promoted to Buffalo (AAA) of the International League on September 1 and hit .300 (6-20) with a home run and
nine RBI in five games...At Double-A, he had two games with two home runs, August 1 at Erie an August 4 vs. Harrisburg...Knocked in four runs against Erie on August 1...Had 12 games with two hits and five games with three hits...In 21 games in April, he hit .307 (23-75) with six home runs and 13 RBI...Compiled a .308 (53-172) batting average vs. righthanded pitching...Hit safely in eight straight games (11-29, .379) from April 10-April 17...Batted .288 (21-73) with runners in scoring position...Played rehabilitation games with the rookie-level Gulf Coast Mets and the St Lucie (A) Mets of the Florida State
Started the season at St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League, drawing a personal-best 50 walks in 99 games...Missed time with a virus...Played on April 26 and did not appear in a game again until May 19...Promoted to Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and made his Double-A debut on August 31...Played in eight
games to close out the season.
Appeared in 24 games for Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League before a right quad strain sidelined him for the
remainder of the season.
Made his professional debut for Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League...Suffered a right ankle sprain while batting in his first pro game...Missed the rest of the season.