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Mets 101 Bio Blast: Steven Matz
June 28th, 2015 at 9:07 AM
The New York Mets have been a factory for elite young pitching prospects over the last several years. Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler started the trend in 2012 and 2013 respectively, with Jacob deGrom making a surprise entrance last season. Noah Syndergaard joined the big club this season, and now...

New York Mets Might Call Steven Matz up Tomorrow
June 25th, 2015 at 5:51 PM
The New York Mets finally got a win today, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 to snap a seven game losing skid. There may be more positive news on the way. According to a report from Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Mets are calling up top pitching prospect Steven Matz tomorrow....

Minor League Mondays: Dominic Smith Improving for Port St. Lucie
June 22nd, 2015 at 2:31 PM
As another top draft pick joined the system this weekend, Mets 101 thought it would be a good time to check up on another top draft pick in the Sandy Alderson era. With everyone being inundated of stories about how Michael Conforto is tearing up the minors (he's hitting .377...

New York Mets Sign Top Two Draft Picks
June 19th, 2015 at 12:14 PM
The New York Mets officially added two promising pieces to their farm system on Thursday. The team agreed to terms with their top two draft picks, high school outfielder Desmond Lindsay and high school starting pitcher Max Wotell. As high schoolers, both players likely won't contribute to the Mets for...

Minor League Mondays: Akeel Morris Gets Surprising Call to Majors
June 15th, 2015 at 11:26 AM
***PHOTO1*** Of the New York Mets' pitching prospects, one of the ones on the rise in the past few years has been 22 year old righty Akeel Morris. Morris, who has been in the organization since 2010, originally started as a starting pitcher but ran into difficulty in his second...

New York Mets Draft Outfielder Desmond Lindsay with 53rd Overall Pick
June 9th, 2015 at 1:29 PM
Baseball's annual amateur draft began last night. The New York Mets sat out of the first round after forfeiting their top pick in the offseason to sign outfielder Michael Cuddyer away from the Colorado Rockies. While Cuddyer has been solid for the Mets, the team didn't regret forfeiting the pick...

Minor League Mondays: Steven Matz Shouldn’t Be in Minors for Much Longer
June 8th, 2015 at 7:04 PM
The most impressive minor league performer for the New York Mets this season has been lefty Steven Matz. Matz, who has been pitching for the Las Vegas 51's this season, has absolutely annihilated a hitter friendly Pacific Coast League. In 74.1 innings for the 51's this season, Matz is 6-4...

Minor League Mondays: Michael Conforto Promoted to Binghamton
June 1st, 2015 at 7:49 AM
After obliterating Florida State League pitching, Michael Conforto has earned himself a promotion. The New York Mets' top draft pick in 2014, Conforto got off to a fantastic start for the Port St. Lucie Mets. In 46 games for St. Lucie, Conforto hit .283 with 12 doubles, seven homers, and...

Minor League Mondays: Duane Below Tosses Back to Back Complete Games
May 26th, 2015 at 12:35 AM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Mets have been lauded throughout baseball for their incredible pitching depth. The big names have garnered the most hype, like Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and the recently promoted Noah Syndergaard. The key to that depth, however, is having an arsenal of arms in the minor leagues...

Minor League Mondays: Knee Injury Slows Brandon Nimmo’s Season
May 18th, 2015 at 8:47 AM
While several of Sandy Alderson's draftees have made their major league debuts this season, his first draft pick still hasn't gotten there. To be fair, Brandon Nimmo has needed a long developmental period. Nimmo never played high school baseball, so it has taken him a while, but he finally broke...

Minor League Mondays: Matt Reynolds Waiting His Turn for Big League Opportunity
May 11th, 2015 at 10:06 AM
The Las Vegas 51's have quite a collection of talent. Despite having the New York Mets constantly mine the team for reinforcements at the big league level, the 51's ripped off a 15 game winning streak. Despite losing top prospects Kevin Plawecki, Dilson Herrera, and Noah Syndergaard to the big...

New York Mets Get Logan Verrett Back from Texas Rangers
May 4th, 2015 at 6:35 PM
The New York Mets took a calculated risk last winter when they left starting pitcher Logan Verrett off their 40 man roster. With a lot of pitching in the pipeline, the Mets took a chance on letting Verrett be eligible for the Rule V draft. Verrett was chosen there by...

Minor League Mondays: Noah Syndergaard Wins Player of Week for Las Vegas
May 4th, 2015 at 2:31 PM
This season has been a bit of a bumpy ride for New York Mets' pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard. Syndergaard was scolded in spring training by veterans David Wright and Bobby Parnell over eating lunch in the dugout. An elbow injury delayed the start of his season, and he was recently...

New York Mets Promote Dilson Herrera to Majors
May 1st, 2015 at 2:10 PM
The New York Mets are in a bit of an offensive funk, having scored more than three runs in a game only once in the last week. David Wright, who the Mets were hoping to get back over the weekend, now appears to need at least another week of rehab...

Minor League Mondays: Michael Conforto is Demolishing Single-A Pitching
April 27th, 2015 at 12:29 PM
The New York Mets are finally starting to see some of their young hitters catch up to the talented pitchers in their farm system. Catcher Kevin Plawecki made his major league debut this past week in place of the injured Travis d'Arnaud. The most talented hitter the Mets have, however,...

Mets 101 Bio Blast: Hansel Robles
April 21st, 2015 at 11:06 AM
When Jerry Blevins went down with a forearm injury Sunday, the New York Mets knew they would need to add an arm to their bullpen. The top lefty in their system, Jack Leathersich, has pitched well to start the season. With two other lefties in the bullpen, however, the Mets...

New York Mets Will Add Kevin Plawecki and Hansel Robles to Roster
April 19th, 2015 at 5:47 PM
With Jerry Blevins and Travis d'Arnaud staring at extended absences, the New York Mets already have chosen the first fill ins. After their win over the Miami Marlins, Mets' General Manager Sandy Alderson spoke to reporters and revealed that Kevin Plawecki and Hansel Robles will be added to the roster...

Minor League Mondays: Steven Matz Starts at Top of Las Vegas Rotation
April 13th, 2015 at 8:32 PM
The New York Mets have gained a reputation around baseball for their collection of talented young pitchers. While a few of them have graduated to the big leagues, a bunch more remain in the minor leagues as they continue to develop. One guy who has developed rather quickly over the...

New York Mets Extend Player Development Contract with Binghamton
April 8th, 2015 at 1:55 PM
The New York Mets announced on Tuesday that they are extending their player development contract with the Binghamton Mets. The B-Mets, the franchise's AA affiliate, had a deal that was set to expire after the 2016 season. The new four year deal with keep the Mets' AA team in Binghamton...

New York Mets Finalize Opening Day Roster
April 4th, 2015 at 4:52 PM
The New York Mets finalized their Opening Day roster on Saturday afternoon, and it featured few surprises. During their final exhibition game against the Texas Rangers, the Mets announced their final cuts. ESPN New York's Adam Rubin is reporting that infielders Matt Reynolds, Danny Muno, and Eric Campbell, pitchers Zack...