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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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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MLB, MLBPA Announce Changes to Joint Drug Agreement

An article by posted on March 28, 2014 0 Comments
MLB, MLBPA Announce Changes to Joint Drug Agreement

Major League Baseball and the players association announced changes today to their Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment program, lengthening suspensions for players caught across the board, likely in response to the PR nightmare the league experienced last summer. Some of the notable changes are as follows: First time offenders will now be suspended for 80 […]

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2014 Player Projections: David Wright

An article by posted on March 21, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Player Projections: David Wright

If I had to pick one position player from the National League East to anchor a lineup for a year, David Wright may just be my pick. While on the field, the 31 year-old had a monster 2013 season, one that was cut short by a pesky hamstring injury. Wright fell short of 500 plate […]

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Oldies But Not Goodies: Discarding RBI, Runs Scored, and Pitching Wins

An article by posted on March 6, 2014 0 Comments
Oldies But Not Goodies: Discarding RBI, Runs Scored, and Pitching Wins

While most traditionalist stats are all but completely gone from most Major League Baseball front offices, the casual fan and the older generations of die-hard fans have stuck with the statistics. Classic and easy to remember, a century of celebrating records has some people holding on to these numbers for good. Sometimes, classic theories and […]

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2014 Player Projections: Daniel Murphy, 2B

An article by posted on March 5, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Player Projections: Daniel Murphy, 2B

Author Note: Apparently it’s been almost three weeks since I did my last projection. For a refresher (and my Travis d’Arnaud projection), click here. A target of trade speculation all winter long, Daniel Murphy comes into camp this year as one of the most tenured position players on the Met roster. The 28-year old had […]

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In Defense Of David Wright

An article by posted on March 2, 2014 0 Comments
In Defense Of David Wright

There has been much debate among Mets fans over David Wright. How will he decline, his contract, and most importantly, how good he still is. They have all been controversial issues. For many, the home run totals are enough to say Wright is getting worse. In fact, the slight decline in power has been almost […]

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MLB Advanced Media Launching Revolutionary Data Gathering Program

An article by posted on March 1, 2014 0 Comments
MLB Advanced Media Launching Revolutionary Data Gathering Program

MLB Advanced Media announced today the launching of a new data gathering system to eventually be implemented in every MLB ballpark. The new tracking system will gather data on every play of every game. For this year, systems will be ready in Milwaukee, Minnesota, and Citi Field, with every team getting systems by 2015. The […]

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Mets Land Four On Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects

An article by posted on February 19, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Land Four On Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects

Baseball America released its annual list of the top 100 prospects in baseball today, and unsurprisingly, the list included a few notable future Mets. The four who made the cut were Noah Syndergaard, Travis d’Arnaud, Rafael Montero, and Dominic Smith. Here is what John Manuel, the editor of the publication, had to say about each […]

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2014 Player Projection: Travis d’Arnaud, Catcher

An article by posted on February 17, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Player Projection: Travis d’Arnaud, Catcher

Welcome to my annual player projection series. In this series, I will try to take a swing at estimating how each Met will do in the upcoming season. As the results of last year’s projections will tell you, I won’t be too accurate. So much happens over the course of a baseball season that without […]

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Discussing ETAs of Keith Law’s Top Ten Mets Prospects

An article by posted on February 10, 2014 0 Comments
Discussing ETAs of Keith Law’s Top Ten Mets Prospects

Keith Law came out with his annual prospect rankings series recently, including his overall top 100, and his organizational rankings, both of which were rather surprising to some Mets fans. While the list itself has been gone over with a fine tooth comb, probably the most important thing hasn’t been discussed: when will these prospects […]

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