The terms “discipline at the plate” and “patience at the plate” come up quite often when discussing hitters’ approaches at the plate—especially if you are a Mets fan. This notion that the organization is teaching their hitters to be more patient is a questionable one to say the least. The two terms sound like they mean the same thing, but actually are quite different. Patience refers to working a pitcher, seeing all his pitches, and […]
With On-Base Percentage being highly coveted, I thought I’d take a look at the Mets minor league system to see who down on the farm was walking at a 12% rate this past season. Why twelve percent? Over the course of 502 plate appearances (the minimum number required to qualify for a MLB batting title), walking 12% of the time would yield 60 walks. Over 550 plate appearances, 66 walks. Over 600 appearances, 72 walks. […]
I always thought that the Arizona Fall League was a place where teams sent their top prospects to play against the top prospects of other teams. The reasoning behind this is to get them playing against the best competition available, which would be beneficial to their development. In fact, on the AFL official website, it states “given the top prospects who play here, every game in the AFL is like a future All-Star Game. It’s […]
This edition of MMO Fair or Foul feature Rising Apple who writes that Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo could headline a deal that could bring the Mets an elite player like Carlos Gonzalez or Troy Tulowitzki. Nimmo would be a piece that keeps Syndergaard, Rafael Montero and Wilmer Flores in Flushing and has the potential to command a lot in a trade. The Mets can use Nimmo as the centerpiece of a deal to acquire a […]
Baseball America (B.A.) released their latest issue which not only featured Noah Syndergaard on the cover, but also listed their new top ten prospect rankings for all the teams in the NL East. The Mets had a bunch of names we have all seen on these top prospect lists before–Syndergaard, Travis d’Arnaud , Wilmer Flores, Brandon Nimmo and Gavin Cecchini. The one choice that took many off guard may have been Kevin Plawecki being listed as […]
Right-hander Noah Syndergaard has been named the Mets’ top prospect by Baseball America in their 2014 Top 10. 1. Noah Syndergaard, RHP 2. Travis d’Arnaud, C 3. Rafael Montero, RHP 4. Dominic Smith, 1B 5. Kevin Plawecki, C 6. Wilmer Flores, IF 7. Amed Rosario, SS 8. Brandon Nimmo, CF 9. Gavin Cecchini, SS 10. Jacob deGrom, RHP Syndergaard, they write, ranked as the top pitching prospect in both the high Class A Florida State and […]
The 2013 season was one where we saw some New York Mets prospects rise to the occasion, and in some cases, turn our heads—and in other cases there were prospects that completely fell off the map. Predicting which prospects pan out is not an easy task, and there are times where we fall in love with prospects, then fall out of love with them, only to fall in love with them all over again as […]
Chris asks…. Why are the Mets ignoring Cuban prospects? They showed no interest in Jose Abreu, Yoenis Cespedes or Yasiel Puig. They also passed on Jose Fernandez who was selected immediately after the Mets drafted Brandon Nimmo, and made no attempt to sign Aroldis Chapman. Who is in charge of Latin America scouting for the Mets and why are they ignoring one of the hottest international markets in baseball? Teddy replies… First of all, that […]
A good friend of mine recently sent her only child, a son, off to college. I remember those times as heart wrenching moments when each of my three children left the nest. To occupy my mind, I would usually wrap myself around some kind of project. That may have been my friend’s strategy, too. Knowing I host a weekly radio show, she appeared with a stack of sports books that she and her son had read over the years. […]
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