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Indians Acquire Jay Bruce for Wild Card Prospect

The Indians and injury-ravaged Mets got together for a rather big trade – with likely minimal regular season impact – in the wee hours of Thursday morning. Cleveland acquired three-time All-Star – and impending free agent – Jay Bruce for former UNC two-way player Ryder Ryan, a move precipitated by Michael Brantley’s return to the…

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The 2017 New York Mets Top 10 Prospects

Announcement: Described by Michael Salfino of The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports as “an insightful and often contrarian viewpoint to prospect rankings,” The 2017 Prospect Digest Handbook is now on sale! Check it out here!  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________     1. Amed Rosario, SS                                        Born: 11/20/95 Age: 21 Bats: R Top CALs: Dilson Herrera, Franklin Barreto, Abiatal Avelino,…

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The 2016 New York Mets Top 10 Prospects

Announcement: After peaking as the #3 book among all baseball books on Amazon last year, my new book, The 2016 Prospect Digest Handbook, is on sale! Check it out here! And for those wondering what CALs are, here’s an article on the Comparison And Likeness program I designed. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________     1. Steven Matz, LHP                                            Born: 05/29/91 Age:…

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Surprise Teams for 2015

The 2014 season has passed the three-quarter mark and with more than a handful of teams playing for nothing but pride, let’s take a look at some of the potential surprising teams for 2015: New York Mets: The organization, hamstrung by some monetary issues, has nonetheless laid the foundation for a potentially dominant rotation. Even…

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2014 New York Mets Top 10 Prospects — Updated

The club opted for one of the safer picks in the draft, Oregon State Michael Conforto. Right-hander Noah Sundergaard continues to dominate the minor leagues and should be up in the Mets’ rotation now later than May of next year.   For a look at the club’s Top 10 Prospects heading into the year click HERE  __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  …

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2014 New York Mets Top 10 Prospects

After a long delay – something measured in the months, not days –  I have a bit of an announcement to make: I will be publishing the first ever Prospect Digest Annual sometime late January/early February. The Prospect Digest Annual will feature each organization’s Top 30 Prospects, ranking the farm systems, and several additional articles….

New York Mets Top MiLB Tools

With the minor league season officially wrapped up, it’s time to look back at the each organization’s top tools. Note: only everyday players with 250+ plate appearances, starting pitchers with 80+ innings, and relievers with 40+ innings were considered. For more Top MiLB Tools click here. New York Mets Top Prospects for 2013 [pullquote] Hit Tool:…

Surprise Teams for 2015

  After losing 93 games two years ago, the Baltimore Orioles shocked the baseball world by winning 93 last 2012 before eventually losing to the Yankees in the ALDS. The Oakland A’s improved upon their record in 2012 by 20 games while winning the AL West last season too. Quick turnarounds are hardly an uncommon…

The Mets are a Quick Turnaround Candidate

The New York Mets are mired in another abysmal season, winning just 49 of the first 109 games of the year. The club’s record is closer to that of the Astros, the worst team in baseball, that of the NL East Division-leading Braves. The ballclub’s run differential is staggeringly poor at -37, the fifth worst…

2013 New York Mets Top Prospects

  System Overview: Along with right-hander Zach Wheeler, the recently acquired Travis d’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard give the Mets three upper-tier prospects, all of whom have the ceiling of All Star-caliber players. d’Arnaud, the team’s top prospect, lost a significant part of the 2012 season in the Toronto system due to an injury, but profiles…