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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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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First-Rounder Michael Conforto Signs Contract At Citi Field

An article by posted on July 11, 2014 0 Comments
First-Rounder Michael Conforto Signs Contract At Citi Field

Michael Conforto was at Citi Field today to sign his new contract with the Mets. Also on hand were Scott Boras and fellow client Matt Harvey. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports first reported that the Mets reached an agreement with their first round pick and that the official announcement is pending a physical. Conforto, a 21-year-old outfielder from […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 6, Rangers 5

An article by posted on July 4, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 6, Rangers 5

In one of their longest nine inning games in franchise history, the New York Mets (38-48) beat the Texas Rangers (37-49) by a score of 6-5 tonight at Citi Field. From the start, the game looked like a nightmare in the making, as Jonathon Niese was knocked out of the game after less than an […]

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Mets Mid-Season Report Card

An article by posted on June 30, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Mid-Season Report Card

At 37-45, the Mets are just over halfway through the 2014 season. So far this season, we’ve seen an exciting month of April, a dreadful May, and an only slightly better month of June. We’ve seen certain players play unexpectedly well and others not live up to expectations. From the players to the manager to […]

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Thoughts on Flores Demotion, Shortstop and “The Plan”

An article by posted on June 26, 2014 0 Comments
Thoughts on Flores Demotion, Shortstop and “The Plan”

The Mets will send down infielder Wilmer Flores to Triple-A Las Vegas before tomorrow’s game to make room for Juan Lagares, who is coming off the DL. Lagares has been sidelined for a few weeks with a right intercostal strain. Flores has received only sporadic playing time at shortstop, losing time to Ruben Tejada, who […]

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Mid-Season Review: Las Vegas 51s

An article by posted on June 24, 2014 0 Comments
Mid-Season Review: Las Vegas 51s

Record: 46-32 Top Performers / Top Prospects Noah Syndergaard, RHP: Syndergaard has not seen his typical success in Las Vegas by any means. The 21 year-old has struggled, posting a 4.98 ERA in 65 innings this season. He has fallen victim to the tough pitching conditions of Las Vegas, and currently has a 5.36 ERA […]

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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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