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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MMO Free Agent Profile: Andrew Miller, LHP

An article by posted on November 14, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Andrew Miller, LHP

Andrew Miller Relief Pitcher Bats: L  Throws: L Age on Opening Day: 29 2014 Snapshot Andrew Miller had a career year in 2014 between the Red Sox and Orioles. Through 42.1 innings in Boston, Miller held a 2.35 ERA before being dealt for minor league pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez during Boston’s massive fire sale before the […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Jed Lowrie, SS

An article by posted on November 7, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Jed Lowrie, SS

Jed Lowrie Position: Shortstop Bats: Both, Throws: Right Age on Opening Day: 30 2014 Snapshot In his second season with the Oakland Athletics, Jed Lowrie saw his offensive numbers drop across the board. After posting a .290/.344/.446 line (a great line for a shortstop) with 15 home runs, 45 doubles, and two triples, Lowrie put […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Yasmani Tomas, RF/LF

An article by posted on October 30, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Yasmani Tomas, RF/LF

Yasmani Tomas Position: Right/Left Field Bats: Right, Throws: Right  Age on Opening Day: 24 2014 Snapshot Compared to his 2012 and 2013 seasons, Tomas’ 2014 season saw a big drop in production in the Serie Nacional, the main baseball league in Cuba. In 68 games last season (seasons are significantly shorter in Cuba), Tomas hit […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Colby Rasmus, CF

An article by posted on October 22, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Colby Rasmus, CF

Colby Rasmus Position: Center Fielder  Bats: Left, Throws: Left  Age on Opening Day: 28 2014 Snapshot After a very productive 2013 season, Rasmus fell off a cliff this year, seeing his numbers drop across the board. The 28 year-old posted a slash line of .225/.287/.448 with a .321 wOBA and 103 wRC+ with 18 home […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Nick Markakis, RF

An article by posted on October 21, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Nick Markakis, RF

Nick Markakis Position: Right Fielder Bats: Left, Throws: Left Age on Opening Day: 31 2014 Snapshot While Nick Markakis didn’t return to his old self this year, he did bounce back significantly from a sub-replacement level season in 2013. He had solid seasons on both offense and defense, improving his wRC+ from 88 to 106 […]

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Biggest Takeaways From the 2014 Season

An article by posted on September 29, 2014 0 Comments
Biggest Takeaways From the 2014 Season

With the Mets 8-3 win yesterday afternoon over the Astros, they closed out what was a rather hectic 2014 season, one filled with both surprises and disappointments, yet one that brought reasons to be optimistic for next season. They finished 79-83, solidly better than last year, but still leaving room to improve. Here are my […]

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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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