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Reactions To Mets First Round Selection Dominic Smith

An article by posted on June 7, 2013 0 Comments
Reactions To Mets First Round Selection Dominic Smith

Paul DePodesta: Fired up to select Dominic Smith! Chance to hit for average and power while playing great defense. Special human being, too! Keith Law: Smith is one of the best pure hitters in the high school class, showing a smooth left-handed swing with power and a plus glove at first base. When he keeps […]

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2013 MLB Draft: Complete Day One Wrap-Up

An article by posted on June 7, 2013 0 Comments
2013 MLB Draft: Complete Day One Wrap-Up

Here is a complete wrap-up of Day One of the 2013 First Year Player Draft which includes the first two rounds and the competitive balance rounds. FIRST ROUND 1. Astros select: Mark Appel, RHP, Stanford University Well then… The dominant young Mark Appel ends up going first. Was Johnathan Gray’s positive test for Adderall a […]

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Mets Select 1B/OF Dominic Smith With 11th Overall Pick

An article by posted on June 7, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Select 1B/OF Dominic Smith With 11th Overall Pick

The New York Mets today announced the selection of first baseman Dominic Smith from Serra High School (CA) with the 11th pick of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. Smith, 17, who bats and throws lefthanded, hit .493 (33-67) with seven home runs and 38 RBI in 27 games to help Serra to the CIF D3 […]

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The Mets’ Hardscrabble History Of Drafting Outfielders

An article by posted on June 6, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets’ Hardscrabble History Of Drafting Outfielders

The Mets have drafted 72 outfielders in the first 5 rounds (top 100 picks) during the 48 year history of the MLB draft. Of those 72, 18 made it to the majors. Of those 18, six of them enjoyed what can only be described as cups of coffee with a variety of teams. They were, […]

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2013 Draft: Five Potential Targets For Mets First Round Pick

An article by posted on June 5, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Draft: Five Potential Targets For Mets First Round Pick

The 2013 MLB Draft is tomorrow and the top Mets pick speculation is heating up. I recently allotted the mock drafts, compiling the lists where the likely Mets picks would be. Mock Drafts have had players fall and rise since then. Players such as Braden Shipley and Colin Moran rise to consensus top-10 picks, while […]

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Boom Or Bust: Cesar Puello, RF

An article by posted on June 3, 2013 0 Comments

CESAR PUELLO, RF BOOM OR BUST? Boom or Bust is a feature on our companion site MetsMinors.Net, where we ask our minor league writers to sound off on whether or not they think a particular Mets prospect will be a boom…or a bust. John B. Puello is an electrifying power hitter with some interesting tools.  Puello’s […]

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2013 MLB Draft: Will Mets Go College or High School With First Pick?

An article by posted on May 30, 2013 0 Comments
2013 MLB Draft: Will Mets Go College or High School With First Pick?

This rebuilding process seems to be dragging on too long. Do you think the Mets will go with young high school players again in June with their first round pick? I feel as though we desperately need some near MLB ready college bats and can’t afford to use our top pick on another player who […]

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Time To Bring Quintanilla Up And Send Tejada Down

An article by posted on May 29, 2013 0 Comments
Time To Bring Quintanilla Up And Send Tejada Down

Potentially lost among the exciting and unlikely 2-1 walk-off victory against the Yankees was the unsightly performance of shortstop Ruben Tejada. His sub-par season has been generally overlooked due to the even more significant woes of slumping power hitter Ike Davis, however with veteran Omar Quintanilla tearing the cover off the ball, the time has […]

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Baseball America’s 2013 Draft Preview Has OF Hunter Renfroe At No. 11

An article by posted on May 28, 2013 0 Comments
Baseball America’s 2013 Draft Preview Has OF Hunter Renfroe At No. 11

Jim Callis and Ben Badler of Baseball America released their final Top 500 MLB Draft Preview complete with analysis and scouting reports on each player for subscribed users. The Mets have the 11th overall pick in the draft, which is where BA has Hunter Renfroe going. MMO’s Craig Lerner profiled Renfroe two weeks ago as a […]

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Mets Hitting Coach Says Davis Needs To Work Out Slump In Majors

An article by posted on May 25, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Hitting Coach Says Davis Needs To Work Out Slump In Majors

Updated by HoJo on 5/25 Hitting coach Count Dave Hudgens continues to voice his strong opinion that  the Mets need to stick with Ike Davis and not send him to Triple-A Las Vegas according to a report in the New York Post. “I don’t even want to think about it, to be honest with you,” […]

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