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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Mets Minors: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not (April 28- May 5)

An article by posted on May 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not (April 28- May 5)

Welcome to the second edition of Who’s Hot, Who’s Not. This week was a very intriguing one for followers of the Mets minor league system. We saw the rise of two top pitching prospects, and the fall of one who had been absolutely dominant. We also saw Kevin Plawecki continue to show why the Mets […]

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Series Preview: Atlanta Braves

An article by posted on May 3, 2013 0 Comments
Series Preview: Atlanta Braves

The Braves made headlines this offseason with their acquisition of B.J. Upton in November, signing him to a five year deal worth about $75 million. However, just when the offseason was winding down and it appeared the Braves were done, they surprised everyone and acquired B.J.’s brother Justin from the Diamondbacks. The tandem added a […]

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Series Preview: Miami Marlins

An article by posted on April 29, 2013 0 Comments
Series Preview: Miami Marlins

Somehow, the Miami Marlins are playing worse than they were expected to. As it stands right now, the Martlins are 6-19. That’s a .240 winning percentage, which is even worse than the Astros, who are at .280 this season. On offense, the Marlins are dead last in baseball in runs scored, OPS, and home runs, […]

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Mets Minors: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

An article by posted on April 29, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

Welcome to the first post in a weekly series called “Who’s Hot, Who’s Not,” in which we look at the hottest and coldest players in the Mets’ minor league system from the past week. Here’s a look back at the week that was. NOTE: Stats are from April 20 through April 27. Who’s Hot Jayce […]

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Series Preview: Mets Head To Philly After Solid Homestand

An article by posted on April 8, 2013 0 Comments
Series Preview: Mets Head To Philly After Solid Homestand

The Mets begin a three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies tonight at Citizens Bank Park, their first road series of the year and their first against a decent team. Tha Phillies are currently at a crossroads. Where health and age meet talent. The Phillies are getting older, and this may be their last year to […]

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Previewing The Las Vegas 51s

An article by posted on April 7, 2013 0 Comments
Previewing The Las Vegas 51s

The Mets changed Triple-A affiliates this offseason, going from Buffalo to Las Vegas and from the International League to the Pacific Coast League. The biggest storyline for this team will be how the move affects development. The Pacific Coast League, especially Las Vegas, is notorious for inflated power numbers. It may be harder to judge […]

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Baseball America: Q&A With Mets Scouting Director Tommy Tanous

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
Baseball America: Q&A With Mets Scouting Director Tommy Tanous

Conor Glassey of Baseball America did a very interesting Q&A session with Mets Scouting Director Tommy Tanous. Tanous had some cool insights into the world of scouting, touching on how technology, statistics, amateur showcases, and more have changed the world of scouting. Here is just a little bit of what he said: Scouting is based on […]

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Mets Minors: Previewing The Binghamton Mets

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Previewing The Binghamton Mets

While, for most of the season, it will be the St. Lucie Mets grabbing the headlines, the Binghamton Mets have an intriguing roster as well. Bingo will feature a solid pitching staff, headlined by Rafael Montero, as well as some prospects that have largely flown under the radar in their careers, but have talent, such […]

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Previewing The St. Lucie Mets

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
Previewing The St. Lucie Mets

The roster of this year’s St. Lucie Mets team is packed with some fantastic talent. This year, St. Lucie will showcase some of the finest pitching pitching prospects in the Met system, and even some of the finest in the minor leagues. This year’s team will likely be the most potential-packed of any in the […]

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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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