Minor League Stuff

MMO Mailbag: Is Jordany Valdespin A 2013 Starter?

An article by posted on October 11, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Is Jordany Valdespin A 2013 Starter?

JetsMets13 asks… Is Jordany Valdespin an everyday player for us next season and is he finished as a second baseman? Sean replies… No – and it will all be tied to his lack of plate discipline. Valdespin provided plenty of late-inning heroics as well as pinch-hitting power, but struck out in nearly 25% of his AB’s and […]

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MMO Mailbag: Can Wilmer Flores Be A Fit In The Outfield?

An article by posted on October 10, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Can Wilmer Flores Be A Fit In The Outfield?

Nikki asks… I have a question that hopefully you guys can answer. Has there been any consideration to playing Wilmer Flores in the outfield? He seems to be the only righthanded hitter in the upper minors that seems to have any upside, and the Mets also seem to be in much better shape in the infield than they […]

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Garrett Olson, Jack Egbert Declare Free Agency

An article by posted on October 6, 2012 0 Comments
Garrett Olson, Jack Egbert Declare Free Agency

Mets farmhands LHP Garrett Olson and RHP Jack Egbert have declared free agency according to MiLB.com. Both pitchers spent the majority of the 2012 season with Triple-A Buffalo. Egbert, 29, was 3-4 with a 1.401 WHIP and a 5.40 ERA in 27 appearances this season. He made one appearance for the Mets, allowing no base runners in 2/3 of […]

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Baseball America Ranks Gavin Cecchini #12 In Appalachian League

An article by posted on September 29, 2012 0 Comments
Baseball America Ranks Gavin Cecchini #12 In Appalachian League

Baseball America named Gavin Cecchini,  the Mets’ top pick, the 12th overall pick this year, the number 12th ranked prospect in the Appalachian League for 2012. Matt Eddy wrote the following about the Mets shortstop prospect: He possesses the footwork, hands and range to be an average shortstop, but he’ll need to further develop his […]

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Mets Minors: Steven Matz Update, Instructional League Roster Set, Las Vegas 51′s Make It Official

An article by posted on September 24, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Steven Matz Update, Instructional League Roster Set, Las Vegas 51′s Make It Official

Toby Hyde of Mets Minor League Blog had this update on Mets pitching prospect Steven Matz who ended the season with shoulder soreness: Matz is not on the official instructs roster. However, he is in St. Lucie and on a throwing program. The lefty was shut down at the end of July with discomfort in his shoulder […]

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Mets Draft Tracker: Mets Currently Have No. 7 Pick, Top Available Players

An article by posted on September 21, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Draft Tracker: Mets Currently Have No. 7 Pick, Top Available Players

I wanted to update this as the 2012 season winds down. I’ll post a final version at season’s end, but for now, if the season ended today, this is what the first round of the 2013 First Year Player Draft would look like. Houston Astros Chicago Cubs Colorado Rockies Cleveland Indians Minnesota Twins Miami Marlins […]

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Mets Dismiss Triple-A Pitching Coach Mark Brewer

An article by posted on September 18, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Dismiss Triple-A Pitching Coach Mark Brewer

Yesterday, Andy McCullough of the Star Ledger. reported that Mark Brewer, the pitching coach for Triple-A Buffalo, has been dismissed from the organization. McCullough’s sources told him that a recent internal review of the Mets minor-league system revealed “a disconnect between the practices of the Triple-A pitching staff and the organization’s prescribed pitching program”. General manager Sandy Alderson […]

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Buffalo and Blue Jays Nearing a PDC Agreement

An article by posted on September 16, 2012 0 Comments
Buffalo and Blue Jays Nearing a PDC Agreement

Updated Post 9/16 Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News writes this morning: It’s been hush-hush until now because of the rules of the minor and major leagues, but the window for MLB clubs to talk to potential new minor-league affiliates officially opened today — and the Bisons and Toronto Blue Jays are now working on […]

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Projecting 2013-2015 ETA’s For Mets Top Prospects

An article by posted on September 14, 2012 0 Comments
Projecting 2013-2015 ETA’s For Mets Top Prospects

Lets have some fun today. After reading something Jim Callis said in his Prospect Chat on Baseball America yesterday, I was inspired to bring out my crystal ball and predict when we’ll see some of the Mets top prospect’s. But first take a look at this: Wow, that’s a pretty optimistic view, and one that […]

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Zach Lutz To Have Wrist Surgery On Monday

An article by posted on September 12, 2012 0 Comments
Zach Lutz To Have Wrist Surgery On Monday

The Mets announced Zach Lutz will have surgery on the hamate bone in his left wrist. Lutz, 26, will have his surgery performed by Mets Hand Specialist Dr. Andrew Weiland at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. The right-handed hitting corner infielder broke his hamate bone while with Triple-A Buffalo and missed 49 games […]

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