Standing 6-foot-7 and weighing 265 pounds, 22-year-old Kingsport first baseman Zach Mathieu is a towering sight behind the plate. Hailing from the chilly Northeastern town of Derry, New Hampshire, Mathieu was a multi-sport athlete that actually had his eye on the ice until the age of 14. “My first love actually used to be hockey,” Mathieu said. “I eventually just decided to go with baseball because I couldn’t get rides to the hockey rink.” How could you […]
Former St. Lucie right-hander Hansel Robles recently cleared waivers and was subsequently removed from the Mets 40-man roster according to ESPN’s Adam Rubin. With the drop the Mets roster moves to 39 players, making room until Chris Young passes physicals and is added sometime next week. Robles pitched two games for the Gulf Coast Mets before begin promoted to St. Lucie in 2013. He went on to go 5-4 with a 3.72 ERA in 16 appearances in High-A ball […]
Update: The Mets added Steven Matz, Jeff Walters, Jake deGrom and Erik Goeddel to the 40-man roster. Kolarek, Dykstra and Gorski are at risk of being selected by another team. We’ll see… * * * * * * * * At midnight tonight, every team in the MLB is required to have their 40-man roster set, positioning themselves for next month’s Rule 5 draft. Players 18-and-under who signed their first professional contract in 2009 and players 19-and-over who signed their first […]
With Baseball America’s recent release of their Minor League Free Agent tracker, some of the skilled minds behind their minor league coverage decided to weigh in on the free agents whom they find most intriguing. In case you weren’t aware, first-round picks from the 2007 draft who are not currently on any teams’ 40-man roster will be eligible for minor league free agency for the first time this offseason. Carreno, who was signed by the Mets […]
Mets outfield prospect Cory Vaughn is one of six players recently nominated for the Arizona Fall League’s annual Stenson award. Each year, every AFL manager selects a player from his squad to nominate for the award. All nine former award winners have gone on to play in the big leagues and last years recipient, Cole Kimball, is now with the Washington Nationals. According to an announcement made by MLB.com, the Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award pays tribute to the former Reds […]
Highly regarded minor league analyst John Sickels recently released his end of year profile of the Top 75 Prospects in the minor leagues, his third and final prospect list of the 2013 season. John runs the blog Minor League Ball and writes his own yearly prospect book. He is extremely knowledgeable, and I recommend everyone check out his work. He really knows his stuff. Noah Syndergaard is the highest ranked Met prospect on the list. Sickels […]
Recently promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas, catcher Juan Centeno will make his first major league appearance today against the San Francisco Giants. The longtime minor leaguer – who, even after seven years of professional play, is only 23 years old – was called up on September 9 and will play in his first major league game at 7:10 p.m. today. Centeno spent two years playing for the GCL Mets before he was promoted in 2009 to play Short-Season […]
With the sun setting on another year of Mets minor league baseball, let’s spotlight some of the players who made us stop and take note of what’s been quite an impressive collection of outstanding performances this season. We begin with 24 year old Dustin Lawley. While it’s undeniable that his age played a significant factor in his performance and future with the Mets organization, Lawley still managed put up some impressive numbers in 469 at […]
New York Mets 2013 first round pick (11th overall) Dominic Smith, has been promoted from the Gulf Coast League to the Appalachian League and will join the Kingsport Mets immediately. ESPN’s Adam Rubin initially mad e the announcement, noting that the lefthanded slugger has been promoted at a pivotal time in the K-Mets season and just in time for the league playoffs. Kingsport has just three games remaining in the regular season. The 18-year-old first baseman was […]
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