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The Mets' Top 6 international signings of all time

May 6, 2020

NEW YORK -- Becoming increasingly aggressive in the international market in recent years, the Mets have signed teenagers such as Ronny Mauricio and Francisco Alvarez to seven-figure deals. It will take years before such international prospects are ready, but for players with that sort of potential, the payoff can often

30 prospects we'll be talking about in 2022

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
March 28, 2020

Right now, all baseball fans can do is look ahead to the future. We decided to take that to the extreme by looking two years down the road at which prospects we expect to be big names in 2022. The fact that 14 of the Top 20 players on MLB

Here are the Mets' 2020 Top 30 Prospects

March 3, 2020

The new Mets Top 30 Prospects list looks much different than it did a year ago, following the graduation of National League Rookie of the Year Pete Alonso and the trade that sent pitching prospects Simeon Woods Richardson and Anthony Kay to Toronto for Marcus Stroman. But the organization still

Mets prospect report from Spring Training

March 2, 2020

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- For many years, and across front office regimes, the Mets have had a commitment to getting high-ceiling talent on the international market. It’s been a strong relationship between the Latin American scouting and player development staffs: The scouts find the players, those running the farm

Filthiest secondary pitches among top prospects

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
February 27, 2020

Feel to spin. Deception. Missing bats. Generating weak contact. These are all terms used in describing pitchers’ secondary stuff. Whether it’s a curveball, slider, changeup or occasionally something like a splitter or cutter, these are the offerings a pitcher often uses to put away hitters. And a lot of pitching

Ramos shows power; Peterson's velocity up

February 24, 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Among qualified Major League hitters last season, Wilson Ramos produced the highest ground-ball-to-fly-ball rate in baseball. And it wasn’t particularly close. For every ball Ramos lofted in the air, he hit 3.26 of them into the ground. Next on the list was Eric Hosmer, at

Each team's top power-hitting prospect

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
February 20, 2020

The 2019 Major League season will be remembered as the Year of the Home Run after players across baseball combined to hit a record 6,776 homers -- up from 5,585 in 2018 -- and 14 different teams set a new franchise record. National League Rookie of the Year Pete Alonso

Céspedes 2.0? Yoelkis has showcase in works

Hopefully, there's a hype video coming soon
February 18, 2020

There’s another Céspedes on the way, and his arrival on the market is one of the most anticipated events in the international baseball community. Cuban outfield prospect Yoelkis Céspedes, 22, the younger half-brother of Mets outfielder Yoenis Céspedes, is in the planning stages of showcases next month in Florida and

One prospect to watch on each team

February 13, 2020

The future is now. As Spring Training gets underway, there will be position battles and players with much to prove. But there will also be highly touted prospects who will be putting their talents on display against Major Leaguers during Cactus League and Grapefruit League action. Here's a guide to

These prospects have the best fastballs

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
February 11, 2020

Perhaps nothing gets a ballpark buzzing more than a long home run or a sizzling fastball. Scoreboards display velocity so fans can marvel at how hard flamethrowers deliver their heat. The current king of big league fastballers is Jordan Hicks, who threw the 23 fastest pitches in MLB last year

Here is each team's fastest prospect

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
February 6, 2020

Think fast! That’s what we’re doing this week at MLB Pipeline. We assure this will be a quick read. That’s because we’re looking at the fastest players in each organization. This isn’t just a list of top prospects, as many organizations have speedsters who might not have other tools that

10 teams with prospects for blockbuster trades

December 3, 2019

It’s been a relatively quiet trade market so far, with only a few notable deals having transpired since the completion of the postseason. But as teams continue to assess their roster ahead of 2020 and weigh which free agents might fit their budget, it shouldn’t be long until things pick

Mets add Giménez, 3 others to 40-man roster

Club protects 4 prospects from Rule 5 Draft, DFA's Gagnon
November 20, 2019

NEW YORK -- Like most teams, the Mets did some 40-man roster shuffling on Wednesday to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft. Most pertinently, they added four prospects -- infielder Andrés Giménez, catcher Ali Sanchez, and pitchers Thomas Szapucki and Jordan Humphreys -- while designating pitcher Drew Gagnon for

Mets Arizona Fall League updates

October 25, 2019

Eight Mets prospects are playing for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the 2019 Arizona Fall League: Shortstop Andres Gimenez (No. 3, MLB No. 92), left-hander David Peterson (No. 7), right-hander Ryley Gilliam (No. 16), catcher Ali Sanchez (No. 17), right-hander Jordan Humphreys (No. 22), catcher Patrick Mazeika (No. 26), second baseman

Another homegrown arm on display in AFL

Lefty Peterson leads group of 8 Mets in Fall League
October 1, 2019

With a starting rotation including Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler and Steven Matz, the New York Mets have been a model organization when it comes to developing homegrown pitching. David Peterson may not fit the same mold as the aforementioned hard-throwing pitchers, but the former first-round pick isn’t too

Meet the Mets' trio making waves in Minors

September 23, 2019

NEW YORK -- Those interested in the future of the Mets would have done well to take a peek this summer at Class A Columbia, where Ronny Mauricio, Mark Vientos and Shervyen Newton, the Mets’ first-, sixth- and eighth-ranked prospects respectively, played alongside each other in the same infield. The

Pipeline names Mets Prospects of the Year

September 19, 2019

NEW YORK -- The Mets may not know who their starting third baseman will be next season, but they have an idea of who it might be for the bulk of the next decade. Mark Vientos, the organization’s second-round pick in the 2017 Draft, just wrapped up a year in

Mets find CF of future on int'l market (sources)

Ramirez shows advanced hitting skills in athletic frame
July 2, 2019

The Mets are hoping they’ve found their center fielder of the future in this year’s crop of international signings. According to sources, the club has agreed to a $2.1 million deal with teenage outfielder Alexander Ramirez, No. 26 on MLB Pipeline’s Top 30 International Prospects list and a $350,000 deal

Kay to represent Mets at Futures Game

June 28, 2019

NEW YORK -- Anthony Kay’s standout season may yet earn him a callup to the Majors. For now, he’ll settle for a SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game invitation. Kay, the Mets’ third-ranked prospect according to MLB Pipeline, will be their lone representative at the Futures Game on July 7 at Progressive

Mets sign high-ceiling draftee Matthew Allan

June 28, 2019

NEW YORK -- All along, the Mets felt confident that they could sign high school pitcher Matthew Allan, a first-round talent that fell to them in the third round in the 2019 MLB Draft. But until Allan passed his physical and put pen to paper on Friday, doubt lingered. Friday,

Here are some future All-Stars from NL East

June 20, 2019

Maybe they’re still in the Minors. Maybe they’re developing on the big league level. But the next group of MLB All-Stars is on the way. As this year’s All-Star Game approaches, is taking at look at each club’s next player to make the leap to All-Star status. • VOTE

Top Draft pick Brett Baty signs, joins Mets for BP

June 15, 2019

NEW YORK -- Michael Conforto’s eyes went wide as he described what he saw Saturday afternoon, watching Mets first-round Draft pick Brett Baty take batting practice. It was not so long ago that Conforto was in Baty’s shoes, taking batting practice after signing his first professional contract. But even Conforto,

Mets' Draft brings trio ranked in top 36

Scouting exec: 'Super, super exciting' to get Baty, Wolf and Allan
June 5, 2019

NEW YORK -- Preparing for their first Draft under general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, longtime Mets amateur scouting bosses Tommy Tanous and Marc Tramuta did not notice many tangible differences. It was not until the 89th overall pick, when Van Wagenen -- a former agent, lest anyone forget -- grabbed

Mets get No. 13 Draft prospect Allan at No. 89

June 4, 2019

NEW YORK -- After the first two rounds of Major League Baseball’s Draft, the spotlight dims and the pace quickens. Teams have just 60 seconds between picks. Things can change in one-minute intervals. Decisions must come rapidly. The day had barely just begun Tuesday when the Mets found themselves on

The Wright stuff? Mets take 3B Brett Baty 

June 3, 2019

NEW YORK -- Lake Travis High School is about a half-hour ride outside of Austin, Texas, smack in the heart of football country. Baker Mayfield went there. Drew Brees and Nick Foles both attended rival Westlake. In another life, Brett Baty could have followed those paths. “They know their quarterbacks,”