Tag: power

Kevin Long Dishes On Lagares, Granderson, Murphy

An article by posted on February 28, 2015 0 Comments
Kevin Long Dishes On Lagares, Granderson, Murphy

New Mets hitting coach Kevin Long spoke with reporters for about 20 minutes on Saturday morning in Port St. Lucie. You can read his full comments on ESPN New York, but I  wanted to cherry pick and share his views on the following three Mets players which I thought were quite compelling. He compared Juan […]

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Mets Flashback: Dave Kingman Comes To Queens

An article by posted on February 28, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Flashback: Dave Kingman Comes To Queens

On this day in Mets’ history in 1975, the contract of outfielder and first baseman Dave Kingman was purchased from the San Francisco Giants. The 6-foot-6 Kingman, nicknamed Kong for his prodigious strength and power, was to give the Mets the fearsome home run hitter they had never had this early in their existence. “He was going […]

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The Make Or Break Mets

An article by posted on February 16, 2015 0 Comments
The Make Or Break Mets

Mike Puma of the New York Post questions just how big of a window the Mets have to compete given the makeup of the team. “In one sense, they are a team built on exciting young talent — think the power arms of Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Zack Wheeler and Juan Lagares’ explosive legs. […]

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Prospect Pulse: Don’t Sleep On SS Gavin Cecchini

An article by posted on February 14, 2015 0 Comments
Prospect Pulse: Don’t Sleep On SS Gavin Cecchini

It’s not often can a first round pick be called underrated. But among fans, prospect-lovers, and high-profile analysts, the verdict seems to be out on shortstop Gavin Cecchini. The 21-year-old was regularly absent from Mets top prospects rankings this offseason, and most people seem unimpressed with his high-floor, low-ceiling combination. However, after examining Gavin’s 2014 […]

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Mets Minors: 5 Sleeper Position Prospects To Watch

An article by posted on February 13, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Minors: 5 Sleeper Position Prospects To Watch

The top prospects of every minor league system always seem to receive endless amounts of hype. Most of the time this attention is deserved as elite prospects are often potential game changers for their franchises. However, sometimes the prospects that are rarely discussed can make the strongest impact. Mets fans have witnessed this recently with […]

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Long Unlocks Key To Brandon Nimmo’s Power

An article by posted on February 12, 2015 0 Comments
Long Unlocks Key To Brandon Nimmo’s Power

While Brandon Nimmo has not hit for a lot of power as of yet, that could be about to change. Advice from hitting coach Kevin Long could be the key that unleashes Nimmo’s power potential. Nimmo explains the adjustments he has made at the plate from working with Long in an article by Kevin Kernan […]

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MLB Source: Yoan Moncada Could Be Next Robinson Cano

An article by posted on February 8, 2015 0 Comments
MLB Source: Yoan Moncada Could Be Next Robinson Cano

As was reported last week, Cuban phenom Yoan Moncada is now free to sign with any MLB team. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe says he can’t find one GM, either involved or not involved in obtaining him, who doesn’t rave about Moncada, and who wouldn’t take him No. 1 in the draft if he […]

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ESPN Law: Mets Top 10 Prospects Headed By Syndergaard

An article by posted on January 30, 2015 0 Comments
ESPN Law: Mets Top 10 Prospects Headed By Syndergaard

Hear ye, hear ye. Friends, countrymen, and Mets fans, lend me your ears. Today, we do hereby proclaim, that henceforth this 30th day of January shall forever be remembered as Keith Law Day. And with that, here are Keith Law’s Top 10 Mets Prospects, available through ESPN Insider. Organization Ranking: 4 Top 10 Mets Prospects […]

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Mets Prospects Well Represented In MLB’s Top 20

An article by posted on January 27, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Prospects Well Represented In MLB’s Top 20

Four of the Top 20 National League prospects ranked in the 2015 Major League Baseball Yearbook are Mets. The Amazins are the only NL club with four prospects to make the Top 20 list.  Both the Cubs and the Diamondbacks had three selections each.  Boston and Minnesota matched the Mets with four prospects for each franchise […]

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Allan Dykstra Could Surprise For Rays This Season

An article by posted on January 11, 2015 0 Comments
Allan Dykstra Could Surprise For Rays This Season

In every organization, there are players that fly under the radar despite consistently producing at a high level in the minor leagues. Once these players reach minor league free agency, they are finally given a chance to replicate their minor league success in bigs. Last year, utility man Yangervis Solarte broke camp as the Yankees […]

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