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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Plawecki And Syndergaard Named To Futures Game Roster

An article by posted on June 24, 2014 0 Comments
Plawecki And Syndergaard Named To Futures Game Roster

The Mets will be represented by two players — Noah Syndergaard and Kevin Plawecki — at this year’s All-Star Futures Game. MLB Network announced the rosters for both the World and U.S. teams this afternoon. Both players will play for the U.S. team, which plays against a team of foreign-born prospects (the World Team) every […]

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D’Arnaud Is Back And Feeling Confident

An article by posted on June 24, 2014 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Is Back And Feeling Confident

June 24 Adam Rubin of ESPN NY writes that Travis D’Arnaud was pulled early from Monday’s 51′s game and informed that he will be returning to the majors. D’Arnaud will be active for Tuesday’s series opener at Citi Field against the Oakland A’s. D’Arnaud, in 15 Triple A games batted, .436 (24-for-55) with eight doubles, […]

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Mid-Season Review: Binghamton Mets

An article by posted on June 23, 2014 0 Comments
Mid-Season Review: Binghamton Mets

Record: 43-32 Top Performers / Top Prospects Kevin Plawecki, C: The biggest name on the B-Mets roster in the first half was definitely Kevin Plawecki, and deservedly so. The 23 year-old is having a monster season, batting .329/.376/.491 with six home runs and 18 doubles. He is second on the team in total bases and […]

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Mid-Season Review: St. Lucie Mets

An article by posted on June 20, 2014 0 Comments
Mid-Season Review: St. Lucie Mets

Record: 40-29 Top Performers / Top Prospects Brandon Nimmo, CF: After struggling for much of last season in Savannah, Nimmo has turned it around in a big way for St. Lucie, having one of the best seasons of anyone in the farm system. In 279 plate appearances, Nimmo is hitting .322/.448/.458 with four home runs […]

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Mid-Season Review: Savannah Sand Gnats

An article by posted on June 19, 2014 0 Comments
Mid-Season Review: Savannah Sand Gnats

Record: 44-22 Top Performers / Top Prospects: Dominic Smith, 1B: After a very good season with the Gulf Coast League Mets last year, Smith has not been the same hitter. The 2013 first-round pick is hitting .271/.337/.314 on the season with ten doubles, but no home runs. Smith should be given the benefit of the doubt […]

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Mets Acquire LHP Blake Taylor From Pirates To Complete Ike Davis Trade

An article by posted on June 16, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Acquire LHP Blake Taylor From Pirates To Complete Ike Davis Trade

The Mets have finally completed the Ike Davis trade, acquiring left-handed pitching prospect Blake Taylor from the Pirates. Taylor, 18, was selected by the Pirates in the second round (51st overall) last year, signing exactly a year from today. Draft picks cannot be traded until a year after they sign, meaning Taylor had to stay […]

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The Real Brandon Nimmo

An article by posted on May 29, 2014 0 Comments
The Real Brandon Nimmo

Anyone who follows the Mets minor league system knows Brandon Nimmo hasn’t had it easy. Along with all the buzz that comes with being a top pick of a New York team, the early successes of fellow 2011 first rounder Jose Fernandez has only brought more intense scrutiny to the young outfielder. Last season, everything […]

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Emerson, Jackson, and Baseball Statistics

An article by posted on May 1, 2014 0 Comments
Emerson, Jackson, and Baseball Statistics

Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of the fathers. It writes biographies, histories, and criticism. The foregoing generations beheld God and nature face to face; we, through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe? Why should not we have a poetry and philosophy of insight and […]

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Boomer and Carton Completely Out of Line with Murphy Comments

An article by posted on April 2, 2014 0 Comments
Boomer and Carton Completely Out of Line with Murphy Comments

For those who haven’t seen, Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton on WFAN stirred up some controversy this morning regarding Daniel Murphy‘s paternity leave this week, criticizing him for taking time off after his son was born. Murphy is expected to be back with the team on Thursday, but has been away from the team since […]

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2014 Mets Projection: Curtis Granderson, LF

An article by posted on April 2, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Projection: Curtis Granderson, LF

Opening Day has come and gone, but there is always time for another projection. While I didn’t get to finish this series, I had written the majority of the Curtis Granderson projection, so I just decided to finish is and publish. Enjoy. The Mets made an enormous splash this offseason, spending the most money on […]

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