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: Noah Syndergaard, RHP

An article by posted on April 2, 2016 0 Comments
2016 Season Preview: Noah Syndergaard, RHP

Noah Syndergaard Bats/Throws: L/R DOB: August 29, 1992 (23 on Opening Day) Contract Status: Pre-Arb (Will make league minimum) 2015 Review Noah Syndergaard burst onto the scene in a big way last season, at times pitching like an ace. The six-foot-six righty brought an incredible array of pitches that was at times even more impressive than […]

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2016 Season Preview: Jeurys Familia, RP

An article by posted on April 2, 2016 0 Comments
2016 Season Preview: Jeurys Familia, RP

Jeurys Familia, RP Bats/Throws: R/R DOB: October 10, 1989 (26 on Opening Day) Contract Status: First year arbitration (Salary: $4.1 million) 2015 Recap In 2015, Jeurys Familia was simply incredible. After a very good 2014 season in which he served as the setup man for Jenrry Mejia, Familia stepped his game up even further, dropping his […]

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2016 Season Preview: Jacob deGrom, RHP

An article by posted on April 2, 2016 0 Comments
2016 Season Preview: Jacob deGrom, RHP

Jacob deGrom, SP Bats/Throws: L/R DOB: June 19, 1988 (27 on Opening Day) Contract Status: 3rd year pre-arbitration (Salary: $607,000) 2015 Recap In a year when Mets starting pitching soared to heights not seen in a very long time, Jacob deGrom led the way. A year removed form a dominant 2014 season that earned him […]

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2016 Season Preview: Juan Lagares, CF

An article by posted on April 1, 2016 0 Comments
2016 Season Preview: Juan Lagares, CF

Juan Lagares, CF DOB: March 17, 1989 (27 on Opening Day) Bats/Throws: R/R Contract Status: First year of four-year, $23 million extension ($2.5 million salary) 2015 Recap After showing the outrageous potential he had in 2014, Juan Lagares came back down to Earth in 2015 in a big way, seeing a decline in both offensive and […]

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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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