Connor O'Brien

Connor O'Brien is a 16 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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Series Preview: Miami Marlins vs New York Mets

An article by posted on April 5, 2013 0 Comments
Series Preview: Miami Marlins vs New York Mets

The Mets begin their second series of the season against the new-look Miami Marlins today, in the first game of what will be a three-game set. The Marlins, for the second offseason in a row, blew up what they had and started over. Last winter was a little different, as the Marlins were the team […]

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Savannah Sand Gnats: 2013 Preview and Roster

An article by posted on April 2, 2013 0 Comments
Savannah Sand Gnats: 2013 Preview and Roster

2013 Savannah Roster Here is unofficial roster for the Savannah Sand Gnats based on players already there for Media Day. That’s as close to official as you can get. Starting Pitchers Matthew Bowman Gabriel Ynoa Steven Matz Rainy Lara Logan Taylor Matt Koch Luis Cessa Relievers Hunter Carnevale Julian Hilario Jake Kuebler Bret Mitchell Timothy Peterson Paul […]

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Series Preview: San Diego Padres vs New York Mets

An article by posted on April 1, 2013 0 Comments
Series Preview: San Diego Padres vs New York Mets

Series Preview The Mets begin their 2013 season against the San Diego Padres, who they will face off in a three-game series at Citi Field. It’s the beginning of a rather easy April schedule for the Mets, whose April opponents posted just a .476 winning percentage last season. The Padres are in rebuilding mode, but […]

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Breaking Down the 2013 Mets Schedule

An article by posted on March 25, 2013 0 Comments
Breaking Down the 2013 Mets Schedule

The Mets will play 162 games this season, just like every other team in baseball. However, unlike in other leagues, their schedule is unique. Major League Baseball does not have a balanced schedule, so each team’s schedule is a bit harder or a bit easier than others. Now that we are just about a week […]

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2013 Mets Projection: Scott Atchison, RHP

An article by posted on March 23, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets Projection: Scott Atchison, RHP

The Mets made possibly their most underrated signings of the offseason in late-January when they signed right-handed relief pitcher Scott Atchison to a minor league contract. Atchison, 36, has bounced around baseball in his 14-year professional career. He came out of TCU as a starting pitcher in the late ’90s. Drafted by the Mariners, he […]

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2013 Mets Projection: Bobby Parnell, Closer

An article by posted on March 22, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets Projection: Bobby Parnell, Closer

With Frank Francisco working very slowly back from elbow soreness, presumably an effect of the surgery he underwent in December to remove bone chips from his throwing elbow, the Mets closer going into Opening Day will be Bobby Parnell. The 28 year-old right-hander will be getting his first long-term shot at the closer role. He […]

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Featured Post: How On-Base Percentage Directly Relates To Runs Scored

An article by posted on March 19, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: How On-Base Percentage Directly Relates To Runs Scored

There has long been a debate over the value of On-Base Percentage in baseball. The traditionalists say that On-Base Percentage has its place, but is not one of the main statistics front offices should be using when evaluating players. The fans that embrace advanced stats, however, argue that it is a very effective way of […]

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2013 Mets Projection: Shaun Marcum

An article by posted on March 17, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets Projection: Shaun Marcum

The Mets made arguably their biggest addition of the offseason in late January, when they finally filled in the slot once filled by R.A. Dickey. The man chosen to fill the spot was 31 year-old right-hander Shaun Marcum. Marcum is a seven-year MLB veteran with the Blue Jays and Brewers, and has spent the last […]

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2013 Mets Projection: Dillon Gee, SP

An article by posted on March 7, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets Projection: Dillon Gee, SP

Mets starter Dillon Gee took a significant step forward last season, improving in a few key areas. Gee lowered his ERA from 4.43 in 2011 to 4.10 last season. He took some big steps forward and has me optimistic for this upcoming season. The biggest sign of Gee’s improvement last season came from his so-called […]

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2013 Mets Projection: Jon Niese, LHP

An article by posted on February 25, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets Projection: Jon Niese, LHP

The Mets signed Jonathon Niese at the perfect time early last April, inking the left-hander to a five-year extension worth just over $25 million. The contract the two sides agreed to kept Niese a Met for his final pre-arbitration years (2012), all three of his arbitration years, and at least one year of free agency. […]

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