Highly regarded minor league analyst John Sickels recently released his end of year profile of the Top 75 Prospects in the minor leagues, his third and final prospect list of the 2013 season. John runs the blog Minor League Ball and writes his own yearly prospect book. He is extremely knowledgeable, and I recommend everyone check out his work. He really knows his stuff. Noah Syndergaard is the highest ranked Met prospect on the list. Sickels […]
John Sickels on Minor League Ball featured Travis d’Arnaud as his Prospect of the Day and pointed out how steadily his throwing has improved as evidenced by increasing caught-stealing percentages since turning pro. So for those of you worried about those three stolen bases against him this weekend, don’t go jumping to any conclusions, and it was not like the pitcher’s didn’t play a part in it. Here is what he had to say regarding […]
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York emailed Paul DePodesta a few questions regarding a few of the Mets prospects and regarding Wilmer Flores they had the following exchange: Asked if Wilmer Flores remaining in the minors is fielding-related, DePodesta wrote: “Wilmer played some first base largely because of the ankle injury. He had been back at second base the last couple of games now that he’s full strength. He hasn’t come up because the major […]
Noah Syndergaard is making his first start at Double-A Binghamton this afternoon after being promoted from Single-A St. Lucie on Saturday. To make room for Syndergaard on the roster, the B-Mets place Alfonzo Harris on the DL. The game is underway, and Syndergaard’s first pitch in the game was a 96 mph strike. The B-Mets are on top 1-0 after the first inning of play, thanks to Cesar Puello’s 14th home run of the season. […]
Last month, I had the chance to conduct an email interview with John Sickels of the well-known minor league blog, Minor League Ball. Sickels worked for ESPN many years ago, where he had his own column about minor league baseball. Here is some of what we talked about: Q: Were the Mets too conservative with the Gavin Cecchini selection? A: I thought Cecchini was a slight overdraft but I didn’t really think that about Nimmo. By slight, […]
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