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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Who’s Hot, Who’s Not — Upper Minors: Of Course Wilmer Flores Is Still Raking!

An article by posted on August 28, 2012 0 Comments
Who’s Hot, Who’s Not — Upper Minors: Of Course Wilmer Flores Is Still Raking!

Welcome to Who’s Hot Who’s Not, where every Tuesday, we take a look at the hottest and coldest players from the upper minors (St. Lucie, Binghamton, Buffalo). Who’s Hot Wilmer Flores INF, Binghamton- Flores is just on fire right now. After earning himself an “Honorable Mention” on last week’s list, Flores has picked it up […]

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Wheeler Tosses Gem As Bisons Split Doubleheader

An article by posted on August 27, 2012 0 Comments
Wheeler Tosses Gem As Bisons Split Doubleheader

The Bisons played two yesterday in Buffalo. In the first, Zack Wheeler tossed a gem, with the Bisons coming away with a 1-0 win. In the second, it was a sloppy slugfest that the Bisons lost 11-9. Game 1: Bisons 1, Red Wings 0 Zack Wheeler was on in yesterday’s ballgame. It was certainly a […]

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Schwinden Solid As Bisons Come Away With 5-3 Victory

An article by posted on August 26, 2012 0 Comments
Schwinden Solid As Bisons Come Away With 5-3 Victory

Last night, the Bisons beat the Rochester Red Wings in Buffalo by a score of 5-3 behind a solid pitching performance by Chris Schwinden. Schwinden took the mound looking for his eighth Triple-A win this season and looked to improve off his last start, when he allowed four runs in five innings. Last night was […]

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Santana Shut Down: A Blessing In Disguise?

An article by posted on August 23, 2012 0 Comments
Santana Shut Down: A Blessing In Disguise?

Sandy Alderson announced at a press conference yesterday that Johan Santana has been placed on the 15-day Disabled List with inflammation in his lower back retroactive to August 18. Alderson also said that he does not expect Santana to pitch again this season, but said he would be ready for Spring Training. You never want to see […]

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Danny Muno and Collin McHugh Head This Week’s Who’s Hot List!

An article by posted on August 21, 2012 0 Comments
Danny Muno and Collin McHugh Head This Week’s Who’s Hot List!

Welcome to Who’s Hot, Who’s Not! Every Tuesday, we take a look at the hottest and coldest players from St. Lucie, Binghamton, and Buffalo. Here we go… Who’s Hot Collin McHugh P, Buffalo – McHugh had a rough first couple of starts for Buffalo, but has bounced back and been tremendous for the Bisons since. […]

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Offense Struggles In 4-1 Bisons Loss

An article by posted on August 20, 2012 0 Comments

One night after beating the Pawtucket Red Sox in a squeaker at Fenway Park, the Buffalo offense struggled once again, losing 4-1. Jeurys Familia took the mound trying to build on his dominant performance in his last start against Lehigh Valley, when he tossed seven shutout innings, allowing only four hits and striking out eight. […]

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McHugh Goes Seven Strong As Bisons Defeat PawSox 2-0 At Fenway

An article by posted on August 19, 2012 0 Comments
McHugh Goes Seven Strong As Bisons Defeat PawSox 2-0 At Fenway

Behind a dominant performance by Collin McHugh, the Bisons squeaked by the Pawtucket Red Sox last night by a score of 2-0. This game was a pitching duel all around. Playing at Fenway Park, each team sent two up-and-comers to the mound to start. And it was quite a duel. Buffalo got their first run […]

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Mejia Dominates As Bisons Bullpen Holds Off Iron Pigs 4-2

An article by posted on August 18, 2012 0 Comments
Mejia Dominates As Bisons Bullpen Holds Off Iron Pigs 4-2

The Bisons defeated the Lehigh Valley IronPigs 4-2, thanks to a wonderful performance by Jenrry Mejia last night. Mejia was coming off a strong start his last time out, in which he held Pawtucket two just two runs over five innings. This time out against Lehigh Valley, he was even better. Mejia gave up the […]

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Who’s Hot, Who’s Not – Upper Minors

An article by posted on August 14, 2012 0 Comments
Who’s Hot, Who’s Not – Upper Minors

Welcome to the second edition of Who’s Hot, Who’s Not – Upper Minors. Today we take a look once again at the hottest and coldest players from St. Lucie, Binghamton, and Buffalo. Who’s Hot Alonzo Harris LF, St. Lucie – Harris is making a name for himself with an incredible stretch for St. Lucie. Harris is […]

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Mejia Pitches Well, Bisons Come Away With 9-3 Victory

An article by posted on August 13, 2012 0 Comments
Mejia Pitches Well, Bisons Come Away With 9-3 Victory

Jenrry Mejia is starting to settle back into the Buffalo rotation, and continued to do so quite nicely with a 9-3 victory Sunday over the Pawtucket Red Sox. Mejia took the mound in the top of the first for just his third start since being plugged back into the Buffalo rotation. As a reliever this […]

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