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Know Your Stats: Weighted On Base Average (wOBA)

An article by posted on June 23, 2016 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: Weighted On Base Average (wOBA)

For the next few days, I will be bringing back my “Know Your Stats” series that I began a few years back to highlight some important sabermetric stats and concepts. Earlier today, we went through OPS and OPS+. Now we continue with wOBA… Perhaps the best way of describing weighted-On Base Average (wOBA) is to describe […]

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Know Your Stats: OPS/OPS+

An article by posted on June 23, 2016 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: OPS/OPS+

For the next few days, I will be bringing back my “Know Your Stats” series that I began a few years back to highlight some important sabermetric stats and concepts. We begin this afternoon with OPS and OPS+. OPS, or On Base Plus Slugging was one of the first sabermetric stats to go mainstream. It […]

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Agony and Ecstasy Unfold as Dodgers Top Nationals in Wild Finish

An article by posted on June 23, 2016 0 Comments
Agony and Ecstasy Unfold as Dodgers Top Nationals in Wild Finish

The look in the dugout said it all. The smiles, the joy, it was all there. And why not… After a pitching duel between two young and talented starting pitchers left the score knotted at 2-2, the Washington Nationals jumped out in front of the Los Angeles Dodgers in beautiful and balmy Chavez Ravine. Let’s […]

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A Father’s Day Tale: Heroes Don’t Always Hit Home Runs

An article by posted on June 19, 2016 0 Comments
A Father’s Day Tale: Heroes Don’t Always Hit Home Runs

It was my first baseball game. And it was almost my last. In the summer of 1972 I was pushing Tonka trucks around the floor in a one bedroom apartment in The Bronx. I noted the wide range of emotions my Dad went through watching a 2 ½ hour baseball game. Happiness, frustration, cheering, despair. […]

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MLB Draft: Mets Give It The Old College Try

An article by posted on June 11, 2016 0 Comments
MLB Draft: Mets Give It The Old College Try

Mets 1st Round Pick RHP Justin Dunn During Day 1 of the MLB Draft, the Mets selected RHP Justin Dunn of Boston College and LHP Anthony Kay of UConn with their two first round picks, and 1B Peter Alonso of Florida in the second round. You can read more about them here. During Day 2 of the […]

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MLB Draft: Mets Select UConn LHP Anthony Kay With No. 31 Pick

An article by posted on June 9, 2016 0 Comments
MLB Draft: Mets Select UConn LHP Anthony Kay With No. 31 Pick

With the No.31 selection of the MLB Draft, the New York Mets selected left-hander Anthony Kay out of UConn. Kay went 9-2 this season and helped lead the Huskies to the NCAA Tournament. Posting a 2.65 ERA in 17 starts, Kay’s 263 strikeouts set a new UConn strikeout record that was previously held by Matt Barnes, […]

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2016 MLB First Year Player Draft Primer

An article by posted on June 9, 2016 0 Comments
2016 MLB First Year Player Draft Primer

The Rule Four MLB Draft is one of the most exciting times of the year for us at MetsMinors.Net and Metsmerized Online. Every year all thirty teams get together and choose Baseball’s Best amateur talent in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. To Be Eligible According to MLB.com, You Must Be: High school players, if they […]

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MLB Draft: Mets Have No. 19 Selection, Reviewing Past Top Picks

An article by posted on June 9, 2016 0 Comments
MLB Draft: Mets Have No. 19 Selection, Reviewing Past Top Picks

Major League Baseball will conduct day one of the 2016 First Year Player Draft on Thursday, June 9 at MLB Network’s Studio 42 in Secaucus, New Jersey. The event will air live on MLB Network and will be streamed on MLB.com at 7:00 p.m. ET. The New York Mets will have two picks (19, 31) […]

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Baseball America Raises Eyebrows With Latest Mock

An article by posted on June 9, 2016 0 Comments
Baseball America Raises Eyebrows With Latest Mock

Baseball America changed their Shock…er…Mock draft today for their fifth attempt at projecting the first 34 picks of the draft. In this one, previously named #1 Pick, Jersey lefty Jason Groome dropped to 14th overall in the draft, and Puerto Rican Shortstop Delvin Perez drops completely out of the first round after being in the top-10 […]

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Top Prospect Jameson Taillon to Debut Against the Mets

An article by posted on June 8, 2016 0 Comments
Top Prospect Jameson Taillon to Debut Against the Mets

The Pirates’ Jameson Taillon will be the next top pitching prospect to make his debut against the Mets, matching up against Noah Syndergaard tonight at PNC Park. Pittsburgh announced the move before yesterday’s doubleheader, which made the call-up necessary for the Pirates to avoid using Jon Niese or Juan Nicasio on short rest. Before being […]

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