Last June, the Mets selected RHP Michael Fulmer with the 44th overall pick in the MLB Draft. He was the supplemental first-round pick for the Yankees’ signing of Pedro Feliciano. Fulmer, 18, went 10-2 with a 0.72 ERA and 127 strikeouts in 68 innings for Deer Creek High School in his hometown of Edmond, OK. He was honored with the Ferguson Jenkins Award this year, presented to the top five high school baseball players in Oklahoma. Michael [...]
I was able to interview Akeel last week and he was nice enough to answer some questions for our readers. This is what he had to say: Petey: First of all Akeel, congratulations on a terrific season in 2011. Your development over the last two seasons has been fun to watch and you have been making great progress. Thank you so much for sharing a little of your time. The readers at Mets Merized Online will [...]
I recently conducted an interview with New York Mets pitcher Chris Schwinden who was kind enough to answer a few questions for me to share with our MMO community. Schwinny was totally cool and I hope you’ll leave him some nice comments. Enjoy! First of all Chris, congratulations on a terrific season in 2011! Anchoring the Bison’s rotation all year was quite an achievement, and of course being named to the mid-season AAA All-Star team was [...]
Well here we go with the second installment of the Official MetsMerizedOnline 2012 Mets Top 20 Prospects list, featuring RHP Michael Fulmer of the GCL Mets, at #19. When the Mets made Fulmer their 1st round sandwich pick in the 2011 draft (44th overall), as compensation for losing Pedro Feliciano as a free-agent, many scouts said he would be a very tough sign due to a commitment to attend the University of Arkansas. The Mets [...]
The 2011 Sterling Award winner at Brooklyn, Muno got off to as fast a start to his professional baseball career as anyone possibly could. After being drafted in the 8th round out of Fresno State this year, Muno signed quickly and was assigned to the Cyclones to be their everyday shortstop. He was first in the New York Penn League in batting average in 2011, hitting a cool .355, while batting out of the lead-off [...]
In the on-going endeavor to compile as many stats, and as many lists as possible regarding our beloved Amazin’s, here is the NY Mets 2012 Top Ten Left-Handers in the farm system, list. In previous posts I have identified areas of weakness in the farm system at the positions of catcher, and shortstop. Here is another area that desperately needs some upgrading: left-handed pitching. Let’s hope the front office is up to the task. 1. Darin [...]
With all these Top Ten lists coming out, I thought I’d chime in with my own version, hope you like. Mets Top Ten Prospects list for 2012: 1. Jeurys Familia 2. Zack Wheeler 3. Matt Harvey 4. Wilmer Flores 5. Kirk Nieuwenhuis 6. Reese Havens 7. Cesar Puello 8. Gilbert Gomez 9. Jordany Valdespin 10. Juan Lagares Notable removals from many of last years lists include: F-Mart, Brad Holt, Juan Urbina, Cory Vaughn, Aderlin [...]
One player that Sandy Alderson should target this winter is Washington Nationals catcher, and former Met farmhand, Jesus Flores. The Nationals are unbelievably deep behind the plate not only in the majors, where Wilson Ramos is a budding star, but also in the minors where they are stocked with catching talent at nearly every level. The Nat’s have in-house options at the back-stop position for years to come with such prospects as: Slugger and top [...]
The Arizona Fall League starts it’s 2011 season today, and the Mets have changed their minds on several player assignments to their affiliated team the Peoria Javelinas. They have assigned outfielder Juan Lagares, third-baseman Jefry Marte, and shortstop Wilfredo Tovar, as was previously announced. The Mets have also sent to Arizona, catcher Juan Centeno who spent the 2011 season backing up Francisco Pena at St. Lucie. For the year, the lefty hitting Centeno hit .318, in 157 AB’s [...]
Who will be traded? Sandy may not have much money to spend, but he sure needs to fill a lot of holes. The trade market could be a major tool for the Mets heading into the winter. Of course, two unsettling things for Mets fans heading into the off-season, are the present situations at the two defensive positions, shortstop and centerfield. Shortstop will remain up-in-the-air for quite some time. At least until Jose has drank [...]
When the Mets announced their 2011 entries in the Arizona Fall League recently, people said, “Who are these guys?” and “Aren’t the Mets supposed to send their best prospects to the AFL?” Well frankly, they did. At least in nearly every case they sent the best prospects that they could. The Mets apparent strategy in selecting this year’s participants, entails sending guys who are on the verge of a breakthrough year. Players who had good [...]
- DrDooby: on Things Spiralling Out Of Control For Ike Davis Offensively And Defensively: I agree Ike should be sent down...
- Mr North Jersey: on Power Prospect Cory Vaughn Is On A Mission: Nice, that did the trick.
- srt: on Things Spiralling Out Of Control For Ike Davis Offensively And Defensively: I don't now if I agree with...
- Alex68: on Things Spiralling Out Of Control For Ike Davis Offensively And Defensively: Nope, according to him it's not the...
- srt: on Power Prospect Cory Vaughn Is On A Mission: Thanks for the update, Joe. I never know...