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MMO Prospect Spotlight: Beck Wheeler, RHP

An article by posted on January 19, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Prospect Spotlight: Beck Wheeler, RHP

Beck Wheeler DOB: 12/13/1988 Bats/Throws: Right/Right 2013 Total Stats: 50.1 IP, 2.32 ERA, 2.68 FIP, 13.23 K/9, 2.86 BB/9 2013 Review Beck Wheeler pitched the entire season in Low-A Savannah and was dominant in his relief role. He got off to a tremendous start, not allowing an earned run in six April appearances that saw him […]

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Lessons In Latin America: The Dominican Republic

An article by posted on January 19, 2014 0 Comments
Lessons In Latin America: The Dominican Republic

  The Dominican Republic is part of the new wave of American Baseball and the largest import of talent out of the Caribbean and Latin America. In 2007, there were 99 players from the Dominican Republic on 25-man rosters on opening day and in 2013, there were around 89. Either way, the Dominican Republic boasts […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 17 Gabriel Ynoa, RHP

An article by posted on January 18, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 17 Gabriel Ynoa, RHP

17. Gabriel Ynoa Height: 6’2” Weight: 158 lbs. Age: 20 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Gabriel Ynoa is a promising pitcher in the lower level of the minor league system who flies under the radar. Other than Syndergaard and Montero who are set to make their debuts this upcoming season, there’s been talk of pitchers like Fulmer and […]

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Mets Sign 2B Jairo Perez To Minor League Contract

An article by posted on January 18, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Sign 2B Jairo Perez To Minor League Contract

The New York Mets signed free agent second baseman Jairo Perez to a minor league deal according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America. Perez, 25, is coming off a solid showing in the Venezuelan Winter League where he batted .342/.407/.591 with 12 doubles, seven home runs and 35 RBI in 149 at-bats. Last season he played […]

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A Met Prospect Hangs ‘Em Up, Shares Why With MMO

An article by posted on January 17, 2014 0 Comments
A Met Prospect Hangs ‘Em Up, Shares Why With MMO

Chad Zurcher announced on Monday, that he contacted the Mets organization to inform them he was retiring from the game. As soon as I heard the news, I reached out to him and asked Chad if he would be comfortable in sharing some of the details that led him to his decision to walk away from […]

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Rafael Montero Determined To Pitch For Mets This Season

An article by posted on January 17, 2014 0 Comments
Rafael Montero Determined To Pitch For Mets This Season

MLB.com recently conducted an interview in Spanish with Mets pitching prospect Rafael Montero about his future in baseball and his goals for 2014. One of the benefits of having a senior editor like David Conde, who reads and writes Spanish, is that it affords us the opportunity to conduct more interviews with many of our Latino prospects and also […]

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Travis d’Arnaud Named MLB’s Top Catching Prospect

An article by posted on January 16, 2014 0 Comments
Travis d’Arnaud Named MLB’s Top Catching Prospect

MLB.com named Travis d’Arnaud of the New York Mets their Number One ranked catching prospect today, edging out Austin Hedges of the San Diego Padres. Travis d’Arnaud, Mets: If it hadn’t been for injuries, d’Arnaud would be off this list. Despite missing time with a knee injury in 2012 and a broken foot in ’13, […]

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Love Is In The Air…

An article by posted on January 16, 2014 0 Comments
Love Is In The Air…

I’m sure that you’ve all heard about David Wright getting married to his longtime girlfriend Molly Beers, last month. Sorry ladies, he’s officially off the market. Wright, 31, tied the knot in California and most of his teammates both were all on hand. “For me it’s the next step to growing up and the next […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 18 Domingo Tapia, RHP

An article by posted on January 16, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 18 Domingo Tapia, RHP

18. Domingo Tapia Height: 6’4” Weight: 186 lbs. Age: 22 Bats/Throws: Right/Right This kid’s arm strength is off the charts. Domingo Tapia consistently throws in the high 90’s with the ability to hit triple digits at times which is why he finds himself high on this list. Both his fastball and changeup have sink that […]

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MMO Exclusive Interview: 2013 Sterling Award Winner, RHP Rob Whalen

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview: 2013 Sterling Award Winner, RHP Rob Whalen

Were talking to Mets pitching prospect Robert Whalen today. Rob was kind enough to take some time to answer a few questions for me. The soon to be 20 year old righty was selected by the New York Mets in the 12th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Haines City (Fla.) High […]

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