Minor Leagues

The Sixth Tool

An article by posted on February 2, 2016 0 Comments
The Sixth Tool

Although it may sound like a M. Night Shyamalan movie, the sixth tool does exist in baseball, and is arguably the most important and yet overlooked tool a player can possess. We know the traditional five tools are hitting for average, hitting for power, base running (speed + skills), throwing ability and fielding ability. Players […]

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Mets 2016 Breakout Prospect: RHP Chris Flexen

An article by posted on February 1, 2016 0 Comments
Mets 2016 Breakout Prospect: RHP Chris Flexen

  Continuing our series of potential breakout prospects is right-handed pitcher Chris Flexen, a projectable righty drafted in 2012, who suffered a delay due to Tommy John Surgery. Our first two candidates in the series were third baseman David Thompson and Jhoan Urena. Profile: Chris Flexen was drafted out of Newark Memorial HS in California, during the 14th […]

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Mets 2016 Breakout Prospect: 3B David Thompson

An article by posted on January 31, 2016 0 Comments
Mets 2016 Breakout Prospect: 3B David Thompson

Next in our breakout candidates is a relatively new face, 3rd Baseman David Thompson. Our first prospect in the series was fellow third baseman Jhoan Urena. Profile: Before Thompson was a 4th rounder for the Mets, he was an offensive star in the Miami area. As a Westminster Christian Alumni, (Same high school as Alex Rodriguez), he […]

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Four Mets Prospects Make MLB Pipeline’s Top 100

An article by posted on January 30, 2016 0 Comments
Four Mets Prospects Make MLB Pipeline’s Top 100

Prospect season is coming fast and furious. MLB Pipeline released their annual top 100 prospect list Friday night on MLB Network, where minor league experts Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo announced that LHP Steven Matz (No. 15), 1B Dominic Smith (No. 51), SS Amed Rosario (No. 79) and SS Gavin Cecchini (No. 87) were the four Mets on the list. Dodgers SS Corey Seager, […]

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Matz, Smith, Rosario Make Baseball Prospectus’ Top 101

An article by posted on January 28, 2016 0 Comments
Matz, Smith, Rosario Make Baseball Prospectus’ Top 101

Baseball Prospectus released their annual list of the Top 101 Prospects in baseball on Thursday. Three Mets made the list, namely LHP Steven Matz (9), 1B Dominic Smith (86), and SS Amed Rosario (96). The list is headlined by Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager, who had three hits including a double in 16 at bats against the Mets in the 2015 NLDS. Here’s […]

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Mets 2016 Breakout Prospect: 3B Jhoan Urena

An article by posted on January 27, 2016 0 Comments
Mets 2016 Breakout Prospect: 3B Jhoan Urena

This is my first post in a while. MetsMinors.Net is starting a new series of who we believe will be our top breakout candidates for 2016. Both editors have picked 3 prospects we believe will break out in 2016 and be on the radar for this coming minor league system. I will kick this off […]

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Steven Matz Ranked Third Best LHP Prospect

An article by posted on January 25, 2016 0 Comments
Steven Matz Ranked Third Best LHP Prospect

Steven Matz has been named the third best left-handed pitching prospect in baseball by MLB Pipeline in their Top 10 list. He is behind the DodgersJulio Urias (#1) and the Rays Blake Snell (#2). Matz is just 14.1 innings away from losing his prospect status. Matz made his Major League debut on June 28th in rousing fashion against the Reds pitching […]

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Dominic Smith Named Third Best First Base Prospect

An article by posted on January 23, 2016 0 Comments
Dominic Smith Named Third Best First Base Prospect

Last night before all the craziness and joy of the Mets bringing back Yoenis Cespedes, MLB Pipeline announced their Top 10 first base prospects. Mets prospect Dominic Smith came in at #3 after the Astros A.J. Reed (former Mets draft pick) and the Pirates Josh Bell. Smith is coming off a great season in which he was the Florida State League Most Valuable […]

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Mets Minors: Luis Guillorme Leads Our All Star Bench

An article by posted on January 22, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Luis Guillorme Leads Our All Star Bench

This is part three of our series recognizing the Mets minor leaguers that had the best statistical years during the 2015 season. These players were chosen on the numbers and not their prospect value. The eight position players chosen as the starters on this 25-man all-star team were Patrick Mazeika, Dominic Smith, Dilson Herrera, Gavin Cecchini, Eudor Garcia, Wuilmer Becerra, Kevin Kaczmarski, and Travis […]

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Rafael Montero Throws Perfect Inning In Dominican League

An article by posted on January 19, 2016 0 Comments
Rafael Montero Throws Perfect Inning In Dominican League

  Rafael Montero had his best outing in the Dominican Winter League last night for the Leones del Escogido in their 7-2 victory that puts them in the Championship series against the Tigres del Licey. Montero pitched a perfect 8th inning with two strikeouts and picked up his second hold of the postseason. Both strikeouts came […]

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