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Scout On Steven Matz: He’s Definitely Back On The Radar Again

An article by posted on February 9, 2014 0 Comments
Scout On Steven Matz: He’s Definitely Back On The Radar Again

Marc Carig of Newsday posted a nice piece on Melville, Long Island’s Steven Matz and it was interesting to see what a couple of scouts said about the young lefthander. “If something’s going to get him to the major leagues, it’s going to be the effectiveness of his fastball,” said one rival scout, who believes […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 4 Dominic Smith, 1B

An article by posted on February 9, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 4 Dominic Smith, 1B

4. Dominic Smith, 1B Height: 6’0” Weight: 185 lbs. Age: 18 Bats/Throws: Left/Left The Mets drafted a 17 year old Dominic Smith with the 11th overall pick of last year’s draft and he didn’t waste any time showing off his skills. In 173 AB’s across the Gulf Coast League and Appalachian League, Smith slashed .301/.398/.439 […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 5 Kevin Plawecki, C

An article by posted on February 8, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 5 Kevin Plawecki, C

No. 5 Kevin Plawecki, C Height: 6’2” Weight: 205 lbs. Age: 22 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Kevin Plawecki doesn’t quite have the ceiling as Travis d’Arnaud but he’s a nice prospect in his own right. He was drafted in the supplemental first round of the 2012 draft out of Purdue University; a draft in which catching was scarce. […]

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MMO Exclusive: Former Mets 1B Prospect Brian Harrison Discusses Decision To Retire

An article by posted on February 8, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Former Mets 1B Prospect Brian Harrison Discusses Decision To Retire

Brian Harrison Applies The Tag We announced a couple weeks ago that 1B Prospect Brian Harrison was retiring from baseball after being drafted in 2010. Knowing it must have been a difficult decision for him to retire and say goodbye to the game at 25, I reached out to Brian to ask him about his […]

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Baseball America’s Top 31 Mets Prospects

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
Baseball America’s Top 31 Mets Prospects

On Wednesday, Baseball America released their Top 31 Mets Prospects. Why 31? Why else, they have a man-crush on Mike Piazza, doesn’t everyone? 1. Noah Syndergaard, rhp 2. Travis d’Arnaud, c 3. Rafael Montero, rhp 4. Dominic Smith, 1b 5. Kevin Plawecki, c/1b 6. Wilmer Flores, 2b/3b 7. Amed Rosario, ss 8. Brandon Nimmo, of […]

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Mets Sign 1B Chris Garcia To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Sign 1B Chris Garcia To Minor League Deal

Looks like the Mets just signed first baseman Chris Garcia to a minor league deal. Garcia, who you could follow at @ChrisGarcia2424, announced the news on Twitter. The 26-year old Brooklyn, New York native missed the entire 2013 season due to injury, but batted .285/.408/.431 in 411 AB with the Single-A affiliate of the Braves in […]

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2013 Organizational Review: Brooklyn Cyclones

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
2013 Organizational Review: Brooklyn Cyclones

Normally, the lower levels on the minor leagues serve the purpose of developing young players fresh out of the June MLB draft and to get them accustomed to life in professional baseball. But for the Brooklyn Cyclones, making the playoffs has basically been a perennial feat. However, the 2013 summer short season ended without a […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 6 Wilmer Flores, 2B

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 6 Wilmer Flores, 2B

No. 6 Wilmer Flores Height: 6’3” Weight: 190 lbs. Age: 22 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Wilmer Flores is a bit of a mystery. He was signed as a free agent out of Venezuela in 2007 and we’ve been hearing about him ever since. Earlier in his career, he drew comparisons to Miguel Cabrera, but those have since […]

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Baseball America: Mets Rank 13th in International Spending

An article by posted on February 5, 2014 0 Comments
Baseball America: Mets Rank 13th in International Spending

Eloy Jimenez, of, Dominican Republic On Tuesday, Ben Sadler of Baseball America shared the estimates of what every major league team spent on international amateur players during the 2013 calendar year. Sadler explains the process: The time frame overlaps multiple signing periods, including the second half of the 2012-13 signing period in which Major League Baseball gave […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 7 Cesar Puello, OF

An article by posted on February 5, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 7 Cesar Puello, OF

7. Cesar Puello, OF Height: 6’2” Weight: 195 lbs. Age: 22 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Some early 2014 Mets top prospect lists do not have Cesar Puello listed in their top 10. While I guess one could make a valid argument that Puello is not a top 10 prospect in the Mets organization, I bet most of […]

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