The Mets top draft pick in the 2011 Draft, Brandon Nimmo, spoke with reporters at Digital Domain Park this afternoon and had this to say: “I’m no farther back in my process than anyone else,” Nimmo said. “I don’t mean to sound cocky, but I feel like I’m advanced… I know some people think that taking me in that No. 13 spot was maybe a little high, but I don’t feel that way. I feel […]
Here’s an interview I did with Mets pitching prospect Darin Gorski this offseason. We’ll be re-posting some of the 30 interviews I conducted this Winter as baseball gets back into full swing and many of our readers return from their offseason hibernation. Enjoy! * * * * * * * * * * And the 2011 Sterling Award Winner: Mets Organizational Pitcher of the Year, is…. Darin Gorski. And he was the perfect choice because he […]
During Spring Training some of the best young prospects in the New York Mets system will get their chance to play with the major leaguers and show off what they can do. There are a fair amount of Mets fans who know quite a bit about our top prospects, but for those who don’t MMO is pleased to bring you an interview with one of the most respected experts on baseball prospects and minor league baseball. […]
I had the chance to talk to New York Mets left-handed pitching prospect Hamilton Bennett by phone the other day. Ham is taking care of last minute preparations at his home in North Carolina before making the drive to Port St. Lucie, for the start of Spring Training. After being taken by the Mets in the 29th round of the 2010 MLB draft, Hamilton has now logged two very solid years in pro ball. In […]
With baseball coming back and our traffic up nearly 50% from January, I wanted to welcome those of you who are new to MMO and those who are back from your Winter hibernation. I’ll be re-posting some of the two dozen interviews we conducted over the last three months as all of them make their way to the Mets major and minor league camps. Enjoy! When the Mets made shortstop Danny Muno their 8th round pick in this years […]
Jim Callis and a couple of other Baseball America writers took questions yesterday in their ?Top 100 Prospects Chat. You can read the entire transcript here. Here’s a few questions they fielded about the Mets followed by my thoughts: Jim, an org ranking question – about where would you rank the Mets’ farm system? I remember reading you wrote 10-15 but based on this list it seems like they’ll be more 20-25. Jim Callis: I […]
Baseball America finally released its top 100 prospect list today and it featured Zack Wheeler coming in at No. 35 and Matt Harvey at No. 54. Brando Nimmo and Jeurys Familia was left off of the list. 35 Zack Wheeler rhp, Mets Age: 21. ETA: 2013. Will have to pay Paul DePodesta to dress up like Dick Tidrow now that he’s a Met. 54 Matt Harvey rhp, Mets Age: 23. ETA: 2012. He has the stuff to outperform recent Tar […]
Steve Guilbert of Macks Mets says pitcher Ryan Perez is one of the players he really hopes the Mets pick up in the 2012 MLB Draft. Let him tell you why… Ryan Perez, BHP – Westminster Christian High School (IL) Yes, you read that correctly. BHP stands for “both-handed pitcher” (also known as “double barrel” pitching) and Ryan Perez is a true ambidextrous pitcher. Unlike Pat Venditte of the Yankees, who throws much harder with his […]
If scouts didn’t already think their job was hard enough, thanks to the new CBA it just got harder and the days of snagging prospects like Phillip Evans in the 15th round are coming to an end. The new rules assign teams with a “bonus pool” that they are allowed to use on their draft picks. Should they exceed that pool by up to 5% then they have to pay a 75% tax on the […]
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