Connor O'Brien

Connor O'Brien is a second-year economics student in the Rutgers University Honors College, a lifelong Mets fan, and an editor here at MetsMerized Online. He embraces a sabermetric point of view in his articles, but doesn't believe this conflicts with scouting or player development. Follow him on Twitter @connor_obrien97

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2016 Season Preview: Matt Harvey, RHP

An article by posted on April 1, 2016 0 Comments
2016 Season Preview: Matt Harvey, RHP

Matt Harvey, SP Bats/Throws: R/R DOB: March 27, 1989 (27 on Opening Day) Contract Status: First year arbitration eligible ($4.3 million salary) 2015 Recap Matt Harvey was not at the level of dominance that he was before his elbow surgery in late 2013, but he wasn’t that far off either, he pitched as well as you […]

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2016 Season Preview: David Wright, 3B

An article by posted on March 30, 2016 0 Comments
2016 Season Preview: David Wright, 3B

David Wright, 3B Bats/Throws: R/R DOB: December 20, 1982 (33 on Opening Day) Contract: Year four of eight-year, $138 million deal ($20 million salary) 2015 Recap In just two short years, David Wright has gone from being a top ten position player in all of baseball to being arguably the biggest question mark for the […]

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2016 Season Preview: Yoenis Cespedes, OF

An article by posted on March 30, 2016 0 Comments
2016 Season Preview: Yoenis Cespedes, OF

Yoenis Cespedes, OF DOB: October 18, 1985 (30 years old on Opening Day) Bats/Throws: R/R Contract Status: First year of three-year, $75 million deal ($27.5 million salary) 2015 Recap If I could sum up Yoenis Cespedes‘ 2015 season in one word, it would be this: thrilling. After being dealt to the Tigers during the 2014-2015 offseason, […]

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2016 Season Preview: Bartolo Colon, SP

An article by posted on March 29, 2016 0 Comments
2016 Season Preview: Bartolo Colon, SP

Bartolo Colon, SP Bats/Throws: R/R DOB: May 24, 1973 (42 on Opening Day) Contract: One-year, $7.25 million 2015 Recap “Big Sexy” had another decent year on the mound in 2015, eating innings (and more) at the back of the rotation. The 42 year-old with a seemingly rubber arm posted a 4.16 ERA, 3.84 FIP, and […]

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2016 Season Preview: Alejandro De Aza, OF

An article by posted on March 23, 2016 0 Comments
2016 Season Preview: Alejandro De Aza, OF

Alejandro De Aza, OF DOB – April 11, 1984 (31 on Opening Day) Bats/Throws: L/L Contract Status: One-year, $5.75 million with $2M incentives 2015 Recap Alejandro De Aza had his best season at the plate since 2012, posting a .262/.333/.422 line (104 wRC+) between three teams last year. The outfielder had a weak first month with […]

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2016 Season Preview: Asdrubal Cabrera, SS

An article by posted on March 21, 2016 0 Comments
2016 Season Preview: Asdrubal Cabrera, SS

Asdrubal Cabrera, SS Bats/Throws: S/R DOB: November 13, 1985 (30 on Opening Day) Contract: First year of two-year, $18.5 million deal 2015 Recap Asdrubal Cabrera did not (and probably will never) regain his form that saw him hit 25 home runs with the Indians five seasons ago, but his 2015 season was undoubtedly solid. Over 143 […]

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2016 Season Preview: Curtis Granderson, RF

An article by posted on March 21, 2016 0 Comments
2016 Season Preview: Curtis Granderson, RF

Curtis Granderson, RF Bats/Throws: L/R DOB: March 16, 1981 (35 on Opening Day) Contract status: Third year of 4yr/$60 million deal ($16 million salary) 2015 Recap What a difference a year makes. After a very disappointing 2014 season, Curtis Granderson had his best year at the plate since 2011. After a dismal .227/.326/.388 from the […]

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2016 Season Preview: Neil Walker, 2B

An article by posted on March 21, 2016 0 Comments
2016 Season Preview: Neil Walker, 2B

Neil Walker, 2B Bats/Throws: S/R DOB: September 10, 1985 (30 on Opening Day) Contract: 3rd-year arbitration eligible (Projected $10.7 million) 2015 Recap After a career year in 2014, Neil Walker saw a big drop in offensive production with the Pirates. In 2014, Walker slashed .271/.341/.467 with 23 home runs in 137 games. He saw his […]

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2016 Season Preview: Lucas Duda, 1B

An article by posted on March 18, 2016 0 Comments
2016 Season Preview: Lucas Duda, 1B

Lucas Duda, 1B Bats/Throws: L/R DOB: February 3, 1986 (30 on Opening Day) Contract: 2nd-year arbitration eligible (Projected $6.8 million) 2015 Recap Lucas Duda‘s 2014 season earned him almost universal acclaim among Mets fans, yet when he did virtually the same thing in 2015, he became one of the more criticized players on the team. […]

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2016 Season Preview: Travis d’Arnaud, C

An article by posted on March 18, 2016 0 Comments
2016 Season Preview: Travis d’Arnaud, C

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Travis d’Arnaud, C Bats/Throws: R/R DOB: February 10, 1989 (27 on Opening Day) Contract: $550,000, Arb Eligible 2017, Free Agent 2020 2015 Recap Travis d’Arnaud was probably the most under-appreciated player on the Mets roster this past season. Although he missed significant time due to another freak injury, he was fantastic […]

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2016 season Preview: Michael Conforto, LF

An article by posted on March 16, 2016 0 Comments
2016 season Preview: Michael Conforto, LF

Michael Conforto, LF Bats/Throws: L/R DOB: March 1, 1993 (23) Contract Status: Pre-Arb Eligible (Free Agent after 2021) 2015 Recap A little over a year after being drafted, Michael Conforto was called up with the expectations that he would turn around an ailing Mets lineup. What the Mets got in Conforto was a dynamic middle […]

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