Tag: hitting

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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Tejada and Flores Are On The Mend

An article by posted on January 28, 2016 0 Comments
Tejada and Flores Are On The Mend

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, infielders Ruben Tejada and Wilmer Flores are on the mend and both of them have shed wearing their walking boots. Flores, 24, is already in Port St. Lucie and has been working out at the Mike Barwis fitness and conditioning program, writes Rubin, and he is scheduled to begin hitting this […]

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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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Jeff McNeil, Patrick Mazeika Are Mets Prospects To Watch In 2016

An article by posted on December 4, 2015 0 Comments
Jeff McNeil, Patrick Mazeika Are Mets Prospects To Watch In 2016

The guys over at 27 Outs Baseball released their list of the Top 27 hitting and pitching prospects to watch in the 2016 season. The list included two Mets prospects, utility player Jeff McNeil and catcher/first baseman Patrick Mazeika. McNeil was a Florida State League mid-season and post-season all-star in 2015 after being a mid-season All-Star in the South Atlantic League in […]

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Dave Magadan Named New Hitting Coach For D’Backs

An article by posted on November 27, 2015 0 Comments
Dave Magadan Named New Hitting Coach For D’Backs

Former Mets infielder Dave Magadan will join the Arizona Diamondbacks and serve as their new hitting coach, the team announced on Wednesday. Magadan has worked the past 13 seasons as a hitting coach, the last three coming with the Texas Rangers (2103-2015). He also spent four seasons with the San Diego Padres (2003-2006) and six […]

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Jacob deGrom Talks Royals, Excitement, Confidence

An article by posted on October 27, 2015 0 Comments
Jacob deGrom Talks Royals, Excitement, Confidence

Jacob deGrom spoke to reporters this evening at Kauffman Stadium. Here is some of what he had to say. Terry said maybe you were a little fatigued the last couple of starts. I didn’t feel fatigued out there. I just felt I was having trouble locating, which happened to me early on this year. I […]

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Will Royals Have An Edge Against Mets’ Power Pitching?

An article by posted on October 26, 2015 0 Comments
Will Royals Have An Edge Against Mets’ Power Pitching?

After dominating the Cubs’ powerful lineup in the NLCS, the Mets may face their biggest challenge yet against the Royals. While Kansas City’s lineup isn’t nearly as dangerous, they could match up better against Mets’ star studded staff due to their excellent contact hitting skills. The Royals had the best strikeout rate in the majors […]

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MMO Exclusive: Talkin’ Mets With @GrafixJoker

An article by posted on October 20, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Talkin’ Mets With @GrafixJoker

I had a chance to do an interview with diehard Mets fan and popular artist Joe Maracic more popularly known as @GrafixJoker on Twitter. He’s also the designer of the many different Mets cartoon images you’ve seen all over social media and even on SNY Monday night. Enjoy my Q&A with this passionate Mets fan […]

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Cubs Bloggers Help Preview Mets vs Cubs NLCS

An article by posted on October 17, 2015 0 Comments
Cubs Bloggers Help Preview Mets vs Cubs NLCS

The Mets wrapped up a series win against the Dodgers in the National League Division Series on Thursday night, which earned the team the privilege of matching up against a scary-good Cubs team that won 97 games in the NL Central, the toughest division in baseball. Along the way, the Cubs knocked off the 98-win […]

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Ex-Met Turner Is Locked In Against Former Team

An article by posted on October 14, 2015 0 Comments
Ex-Met Turner Is Locked In Against Former Team

Facing his former team in the NLDS, ex-Met Justin Turner is having an incredible series. He’s batting .467 in 17 at bats, and has been huge for the Dodgers in the clutch. Turner crushed a key two-run double against Steven Matz with two outs in third inning last night, and he also made an impressive play […]

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