Tag: Rafael Montero

Syndergaard Among Five Mets Prospects In MLB Top 100

An article by posted on January 31, 2015 0 Comments
Syndergaard Among Five Mets Prospects In MLB Top 100

RHP Noah Syndergaard has been ranked by MLB.com as the third best pitching prospect in baseball for 2015. “Even though he was pitching at home in hitting-friendly Las Vegas, Syndergaard still managed to lead the organization in strikeouts in 2014,” said MLB Network’s Jonathan Mayo. “The two-time Futures Gamer is knocking on the door with his combination of […]

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DePodesta Discusses Improved System, Top Prospects, Draft Strategy

An article by posted on January 31, 2015 0 Comments
DePodesta Discusses Improved System, Top Prospects, Draft Strategy

Mike Vorkunov (NJ.com) recently discussed the Mets’ minor league system and prospectswith VP of Player Development and Scouting, Paul DePodesta. Here are some exchanges that stood out. You can read the full article here. The main theme being targeted here is the position player depth that is rapidly rising through the system.  The Mets were […]

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Reality Check: Mets Offseason Is Essentially Over

An article by posted on December 19, 2014 0 Comments
Reality Check: Mets Offseason Is Essentially Over

The more I think about it, the more I believe there won’t be any further significant additions coming this offseason. I base this on the current lay of the land and some things that have recently come to my attention. Let’s review where we are: Trading A Starting Pitcher While it remains likely that Alderson […]

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Baseball Prospectus Unveils Mets Top 10 Prospects

An article by posted on November 10, 2014 0 Comments
Baseball Prospectus Unveils Mets Top 10 Prospects

While former chief analyst Jason Parks now scouts future Cubs prospects for Theo Epstein & Co., Baseball Prospectus with their new minor league staff recently kicked off their off-season prospect coverage and is deep into the NL East. Today it was time for the Mets system with in-depth reports on what BP views as the […]

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Do We Have What It Takes To Get That Impact Bat?

An article by posted on November 7, 2014 0 Comments
Do We Have What It Takes To Get That Impact Bat?

Bill Price of the Daily News lays out what he thinks it’s going to take for the Mets to trade for the bat they need. However, he also takes issue with some Met fans, pointing out that they’re the ones who might be gun shy, and not the front office. A week ago I suggested […]

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Looking Back At Colon Deal, Looking Ahead To 2015

An article by posted on November 3, 2014 0 Comments
Looking Back At Colon Deal, Looking Ahead To 2015

Last year’s free agent class included quite a few short term deals for starting pitchers. Mets GM Sandy Alderson signed 41-year old righthander Bartolo Colon to a two year $20 million deal last winter and the veteran proved to be a durable workhorse who led the Mets this season with 202.1 innings pitched. The deal […]

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Winter League Update: Robles and Lara Off To Solid Starts

An article by posted on November 3, 2014 0 Comments
Winter League Update: Robles and Lara Off To Solid Starts

Winter League Baseball started some time ago and I thought we’d check in on the several Mets scattered across each league: Venezuelan League Vicente Lupo - Has Not Played Leon Canelon - 6 G, 2 AB, 2 R, .000/.000/.000 Jairo Perez - 20 G, .208/.269/.417, 3 2B, 4 HR Wilfredo Tovar - 19 G, .295/.295/.372, 6 2B Ryan Reid - […]

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Mets and Cubs Matchup Well, But Deal Unlikely Because of Differing Perceived Values

An article by posted on October 29, 2014 0 Comments
Mets and Cubs Matchup Well, But Deal Unlikely Because of Differing Perceived Values

Andy Martino of the Daily News takes a poke at the Mets shortstop situation and says the Mets are most likely to go internal, with Wilmer Flores and Matt Reynolds as possibilities, and speculates that Ruben Tejada will either be gone or a backup. He also reports that despite being a player that Sandy Alderson […]

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Should We Open 2015 with a Six Man Rotation?

An article by posted on October 17, 2014 0 Comments
Should We Open 2015 with a Six Man Rotation?

With all the discussion around which pitcher or pitchers the Mets will deal this offseason, I’ll toss this one out there… what about opening the season with a six-man rotation? Before dismissing this as folly, it may actually make sense – especially with Matt Harvey coming off Tommy John surgery and likely being on some […]

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Baseball America: Syndergaard, Montero, Plawecki Make PCL Top 20

An article by posted on October 16, 2014 0 Comments
Baseball America: Syndergaard, Montero, Plawecki Make PCL Top 20

Today Baseball America completed their league-by-league Top 20 Prospect lists by posting both the International and Pacific Coast League. In the Pacific Coast League, three Mets prospects made the grade with Noah Syndergaard ranking 5th, Rafael Montero ranking 14th, and catcher Kevin Plawecki coming in at 16th. This is what they had to say: 5. Noah Syndergaard, RHP, […]

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