Minor League Stuff

MMO Exclusive: Mets Prospect Akeel Morris Reflects On Breakthrough Season

An article by posted on November 24, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Mets Prospect Akeel Morris Reflects On Breakthrough Season

The beginning of last week I had just finished reading an email from Mets pitching prospect Akeel Morris. He had kindly consented to doing an interview with me for MMO. I then went into the MMO Interview Archives, and way back on page 16 or 17, I found the first interview I did with Akeel […]

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Hansel Robles Shined In Relief, Mets Took Notice

An article by posted on November 23, 2014 0 Comments
Hansel Robles Shined In Relief, Mets Took Notice

On Thursday, the New York Mets added RHP Hansel Robles to the 40-Man Roster so that he would be protected from the Rule 5 Draft in December. Since then, we’ve had quite a few readers ask us about him in the comment threads and via email. Here’s something our Binghamton beat writer, John Bernhardt, wrote […]

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Alderson Is Optimistic About Conforto’s Defense

An article by posted on November 21, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Is Optimistic About Conforto’s Defense

When the Mets selected Michael Conforto 10th overall in this year’s draft, the main criticism about Conforto was his defense. As an outfielder in Oregon State, Conforto earned a reputation as a liability in the outfield. Since many analysts felt his defense was an issue, he was viewed as a one dimensional player. However, it […]

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Mets’ 40 Man Roster After Additions and Subtractions

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
Mets’ 40 Man Roster After Additions and Subtractions

The Mets announced that right-handers Noah Syndergaard, Cory Mazzoni, Hansel Robles, Gabriel Ynoa and Akeel Morris plus lefty reliever Jack Leathersich have been added to the 40 man roster. Additionally, Jeff Walters, who underwent Tommy John surgery last June, was removed from the roster. Here is what the Mets 40 Man Roster looks like after […]

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Top Minor League Performers: Matt den Dekker, AAA

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
Top Minor League Performers: Matt den Dekker, AAA

For the second year in a row, the Las Vegas 51’s clinched a division title under manager Wally Backman. They posted a strong 81-63 record this season, and they finished 9.5 games ahead of second place. The 51’s lineup crushed the competition with a league leading average of over six runs a game. However, the […]

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Can Matz Be That Second Lefty In The Bullpen?

An article by posted on November 19, 2014 0 Comments
Can Matz Be That Second Lefty In The Bullpen?

Echoing what I wrote last Thursday and again this Monday, general manager Sandy Alderson said there’s a possibility that pitching prospect Steve Matz can make his debut in 2015 as a left-handed reliever in the Mets bullpen. Alderson is very high on Matz, recently telling MMO, “”I would say Steven is probably one of the […]

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Syndergaard Early Favorite For 2015 Rookie of the Year

An article by posted on November 18, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard Early Favorite For 2015 Rookie of the Year

Jim Callis of MLB.com, predicts that Mets righthander Noah Syndergaard will win next year’s NL Rookie of the Year award, following the same path as RHP Jacob deGrom. “He doesn’t have as clear a path to a regular big league role…at least not at the moment, but Syndergaard should claim a spot in the Mets’ rotation […]

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AFL Notes: Bird Named MVP, Mazzilli Top Mets Performer

An article by posted on November 16, 2014 0 Comments
AFL Notes: Bird Named MVP, Mazzilli Top Mets Performer

New York Yankees prospect Greg Bird was named the winner of the Joe Black MVP Award in the Arizona Fall League. Bird led the AFL with six homers and 21 runs scored, while finishing second in hits (31), RBI (21) and total bases (55). He batted .313 and had a .556 slugging percentage, and opened […]

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Prospect Pulse: Matt Reynolds, SS

An article by posted on November 15, 2014 0 Comments
Prospect Pulse: Matt Reynolds, SS

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY published an interesting article yesterday about Mets infield prospect, Matt Reynolds. In the article, Reynolds discussed his strong bounce back performance this year, and how he has improved since 2013. Here is what he had to say. “I feel like I’m pretty close to being ready to play in the big […]

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Nimmo Will Open Next Season With Triple-A Las Vegas

An article by posted on November 13, 2014 0 Comments
Nimmo Will Open Next Season With Triple-A Las Vegas

Sandy Alderson predicted Nimmo would open 2015 manning center field at Triple-A Las Vegas, according to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. He is also going to get continued playing time left field. Alderson wasn’t concerned by Nimmo’s pedestrian numbers in the AFL which he says were the result of exhaustion after […]

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