Darin Gorski has been selected as the 2011 Top Starting Pitcher in Class A Advanced. The 2009 seventh-rounder of the Mets not only established a personal best by winning 11 games for St. Lucie, he also tossed three complete games and was selected to the Florida State League All-Star team. Gorski was 11-3 as a starter, with a 1.98 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. In 138 innings pitched, the young left-hander struck out 140 batters while […]
Welcome to the third installment of the official MMO 2012 Mets Top 20 Prospects list, featuring RHP Akeel Morris of the Kingsport Mets, at #18. When the Mets made Morris their 10th round pick in the 2010 draft, they were drafting a player based on pure potential. Although raw as a pitcher, the power and talent were clearly there. The only reason he was still available in the 10th round, was similar as to the reason the […]
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 […]
Some interesting news from Venezuela where right-handed hitter Josh Satin is playing Winter Ball this offseason. ESPN’s Adam Rubin tweeted the following last night: Josh Satin is DHing for Caracas in Venezuela on Thursday night. He had made three straight starts in LF, his first pro exposure in outfield. I wonder if this could be a sign of things to come in Spring Training? Satin, 26, has played his entire pro career as an infielder, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Mets pitching prospect Collin McHugh, took some questions on his blog entitled “A Day Older, A Day Wiser” and just posted them. I liked this exchange in particular: Do the Met’s coaches tell you specifically what they want you to work on or what you have to improve on or how much more you need to progress to make it to the next level? or do they keep you guessing to some extent or does […]
Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com re-ranked his pre-season 2011 Top 10 Prospects for the Mets and now has newcomer Zack Wheeler ranked as the Mets No. 1 prospect. Here are his 2011 pre and post season rankings: For a team that is starving for some top level pitching on the major league squad, it’s good to see the top three spots occupied by Wheeler, Matt Harvey and Jeurys Familia. Outfielder Cory Vaughn keeps climbing up the charts, […]
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