Well, this should come as a surprise to no one at all: The Eastern League named Cesar Puello of @bmets the player of the month for June #mets — Mets Farm Report (@MetsFarmReport) July 8, 2013 Cesar Puello, who was already having a solid year heading into the month of June, went into another gear before the calendar flipped to July. Last Monday, I talked about the type of month he had for the B-Mets, […]
Welcome to the return of an MMN original feature, Boom or Bust! This is a feature where our writers contribute their two cents about whether or not a particular prospect will…you guessed it: be a boom in the big leagues or be a bust. This week’s topic is Triple-A outfielder, Matt den Dekker. Kirk Cahill: I think the question of boom or bust really depends on what your expectations are for den Dekker. If you’re […]
OK, before I begin chatting about Matthew Bowman and Wilmer Flores, are you curious as to what the Fringe Five is? I was too when I first stumbled upon this article by Carson Cistulli of FanGraphs. The Fringe Five is a weekly series unique to FanGraphs where authors use regressed statistics, scouting reports, and their own opinions to identify fringe prospects that are the most compelling in professional baseball. To give fringe a concrete definition, those contributing to this series are considering a […]
Logan Verrett was knocked out of last night’s ballgame against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in the third inning, but the B-Mets scored seven runs between the fifth and sixth innings to secure their 52nd win of the season. If you missed the recap here on MMN, you can see it here. How did the B-Mets get all those runs in such a short period of time? The answer to that question is off the bat of Danny […]
Brandon Nimmo, the 2011 first round pick for the Mets in the MLB draft has been voted into the Futures Game, which is set to take place on July 14th at Citi Field. Here is what Nimmo had to say after receiving the news: The Savannah Sand Gnats outfielder joins pitchers Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero as the other two representatives from the Mets organization. In 52 games (202 at-bats) in the Savannah League, Nimmo […]
12:04pm: The Mets have made it official by announcing they’ve signed Yeffry de Aza for $475,000. Some scouts feel he’ll end up transitioning over to second base. Here’s what Badler has to say about the Dominican shortstop: He’s 6 feet, 170 pounds with average speed, solid hands and an average to above-average arm. He’s earned praise from scouts for being a hard-nosed, high-energy player. 11:31am: Ben Badler reports the Mets have also come to terms […]
We all knew Cesar Puello was having a ridiculous month of June, but how good did it end up, now that the calendar has flipped to July? He put together a .441/.465/.897 line, good enough for a 1.362 OPS in 68 at-bats. This amazing 17 game stretch has yielded him a 1.013 OPS in 232 at-bats this season, which leads me to this… Puello joins Matt Wieters(’08) & Pedro Alvarez(’09) as the only players <23 […]
The international signing period for MLB teams starts on July 2nd, which is this upcoming Tuesday. Once that day comes, teams will be able to sign 16-year-old international players they’ve been evaluating. Ben Badler of Baseball America breaks down the top 30 players today. He’s pinning the Mets as targeting catcher Ali Sanchez and shortstop Luis Carpio. Sanchez ranks as the 25th-best international prospect on this list, but Badler says he’s a solid second choice after Jose […]
Starting pitching prospects Rafael Montero and Noah Syndergaard will both be at Citi Field in the middle of July. They aren’t getting the call to the big leagues just yet, but they will be representing the Mets as their two participants for this year’s Futures Game. The event will be held on Sunday, July 14th at 2pm. Yesterday, we found out Mookie Wilson will manage the USA team, while Edgardo Alfonzo will head the World team. They will each get a highly-rated Mets […]
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