Connor O'Brien

Connor O'Brien is a 17 year-old high school student and lifelong Mets fan. He embraces a sabermetric point of view in his articles, but also recognizes the importance of scouting, player development, and the immeasurable aspects of baseball. Follow him on Twitter @UpAlongFirst

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Featured Post: Looking At Mets Through SABR Defensive Index

An article by posted on August 13, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Looking At Mets Through SABR Defensive Index

The Society for American Baseball Research doesn’t really sponsor particular statistics, but two years ago, it formed a committee to create a newer, better defensive statistic called the SABR Defensive Index. SABR has periodically released updates of this newly-created stat, and you may find the results interesting. Defensive Index, or SDI combines a number of […]

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MMO Game Recap: Nationals 5, Mets 3 (13 Innings)

An article by posted on August 7, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Nationals 5, Mets 3 (13 Innings)

The Mets (54-61) lost a 13 inning heartbreaker to the Nationals (62-51) this afternoon by a score of 5-3. Mets starter Jacob deGrom was not himself early on, giving up three early runs before settling down in his last two innings of work. deGrom didn’t dominate like he had in his previous few starts, but […]

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Harvey Will Not Pitch In The Majors This Season

An article by posted on August 1, 2014 0 Comments
Harvey Will Not Pitch In The Majors This Season

There he was – big as life – Matt Harvey was pitching off a mound for the first time since undergoing Tommy John Surgery ten months ago. Harvey tossed 15 pitches from the bullpen mound and said he was feeling good and still pain-free. “It was awesome,” he said. “It was definitely a big success. It […]

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Yankees Acquire Stephen Drew, Martin Prado

An article by posted on July 31, 2014 0 Comments
Yankees Acquire Stephen Drew, Martin Prado

Update 4:16: The Yankees have also acquired Martin Prado from the Diamondbacks, according to Jack Curry of the YES Network. Prado is batting .270/.317/.370 with five homers this season. Original Post: The Yankees have acquired Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew, according to Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com. Drew, 31, signed a one-year deal with the Red Sox in […]

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Connor’s Corner: While Tulowitzki Fits, Gonzalez Does Not

An article by posted on July 30, 2014 0 Comments
Connor’s Corner: While Tulowitzki Fits, Gonzalez Does Not

All the buzz surrounding the Mets this week as the trade deadline fast approaches has been about Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. I wrote extensively yesterday about why he is a good trade target for the Mets. However, reports indicate it is far more likely the Mets acquire Tulowitzki’s teammate, outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. No one is […]

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Connor’s Corner: Why Tulowitzki Makes Sense For Mets In Right Deal

An article by posted on July 29, 2014 0 Comments
Connor’s Corner: Why Tulowitzki Makes Sense For Mets In Right Deal

Jeff Passan put a match to the impatience of Mets fans yesterday, reporting that the Mets are “prepared to offer” Noah Syndergaard in a deal to acquire Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. Passan did not say the Mets had offered a deal involving Syndergaard, only that they would be willing to part with him in a […]

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Five Mets Featured On MLB’s Midseason Top 100 Prospects

An article by posted on July 28, 2014 0 Comments
Five Mets Featured On MLB’s Midseason Top 100 Prospects

MLB.com released its latest set of prospect rankings tonight, and the Mets have five prospects who made the cut. Noah Syndergaard (13), Kevin Plawecki (67), Brandon Nimmo (68), Michael Conforto (86), and Dominic Smith (88) each made the overall top 100 list. Here’s some of what the MLB.com staff had to say about each of […]

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Connor’s Corner: Appreciating Lucas Duda

An article by posted on July 28, 2014 0 Comments
Connor’s Corner: Appreciating Lucas Duda

Lucas Duda came through once again yesterday, hitting another crucial home run that would be the difference in the game. The home run was his 18th of the season, tied for sixth best in the National League and second among National League first basemen. Going into yesterday’s game, he was tied for 16th in all […]

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Ben Zobrist: The Best Alternative To Castro And Baez?

An article by posted on July 19, 2014 0 Comments
Ben Zobrist: The Best Alternative To Castro And Baez?

The Mets have two clear-cut positions to fill by Opening Day 2015: shortstop and left field. The Mets have gotten very little in the way of offensive production from those positions. That is both good and bad. While it hurts them this season, it gives the Mets two well-defined areas they need to improve upon. […]

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Montero Tosses Four Scoreless Innings In Rehab Outing

An article by posted on July 14, 2014 0 Comments
Montero Tosses Four Scoreless Innings In Rehab Outing

Rafael Montero completed his second minor league rehab start today with the St. Lucie Mets, tossing four scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and one walk while striking out four batters. Montero has been battling an oblique strain for a couple of weeks now. In mid-June, he left a start for Las Vegas after only […]

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