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Mets RHP prospect Allan to have TJ surgery

May 7, 2021

NEW YORK -- Mets top pitching prospect Matt Allan, the linchpin of an aggressive 2019 Draft strategy and the No. 3 prospect in the organization per MLB Pipeline (No. 64 overall), will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament, the team announced Friday.

5 prospects who can make NL East impact

May 6, 2021

Every National League East is having trouble getting rolling for one reason or another. Each club could use some help. Maybe they will find some in their farm systems. Here is a look at one prospect from each organization who could make an impact with his respective team this season:

Where top Mets prospects are starting 2021

@SamDykstraMiLB
May 4, 2021

With the Minor League season opening Tuesday, here's where the Mets' Top 30 Prospects are projected to start:

These farm systems could jump in 2021

@SamDykstraMiLB
April 28, 2021

The 2021 Minor League season begins at last next Tuesday, and that is cause for many celebrations. Among the reasons for joy is the fact that wide-ranging prospect evaluations will no longer be static. Games against actual competition will give us the best looks at Minor Leaguers' skills that we've

Fun facts for every Low-A Southeast team

Florida-based league home to old ballparks, long affiliations, boy bands and wrestlers
@BensBiz
April 28, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the 10th in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique

Mets Minor League Spring Training report

@SamDykstraMiLB
April 20, 2021

The Mets made Major League moves prior to the season -- the trade for Francisco Lindor and his subsequent 10-year contract extension the most notable among them -- that were designed to bring playoff baseball back to Queens for the first time since 2016. The organization also boasts a young

Fun facts for all 12 High-A East teams

Bruce Springsteen, Mr. Celery and Couch Potatoes populate eclectic circuit
@BensBiz
April 19, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the seventh in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique

Fun facts for all 12 Double-A Northeast teams

Explore a league populated by iconic logos, slick-fielding announcers and scenic coasters
@BensBiz
April 7, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly-named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the fourth in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique fact

One fun fact for all 20 Triple-A East teams

From nachos to noodles to nuns, a celebration of Minor League Baseball's largest circuit
@BensBiz
March 29, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly-named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the first in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique fact

Here are the Mets' 2021 Top 30 Prospects

@SamDykstraMiLB
March 12, 2021

The Mets' farm system was not immune to an offseason of change in Flushing. New York dipped into its young depth, dealing graduated Top 100 talent Andrés Giménez and 2019 second-rounder Josh Wolf, to complete the blockbuster trade that put Francisco Lindor in blue and orange. In fact, of the

Looking in on top prospects in Mets camp

March 12, 2021

One of the unique aspects of 2021 Spring Training is that many organizations, the Mets included, invited their top prospects -- no matter how young -- to get them experience following a lost Minor League season. Because so many of the Mets’ Top 30 prospects last played at the low

Allan learning at the feet of master deGrom

February 25, 2021

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Last summer, once it was safe for players to venture outside their homes and begin training again in socially distant ways, Mets prospect Matt Allan found himself searching for hitters to stand in the box against him. He contacted catcher Patrick Mazeika, who lives nearby

Does Matz trade mean more deals for Mets?

January 27, 2021

NEW YORK -- Steven Matz came to the Mets amid significant fanfare in 2015, a local product who made an immediate impact on a National League pennant-winning team. The left-hander eventually became one of the franchise’s longest-tenured players, with nearly six seasons in the organization. That run came to an

The Mets' Top 6 international signings of all time

January 13, 2021

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

Mets select RHP Oviedo in busy Rule 5 Draft

December 10, 2020

NEW YORK -- The Mets swung a trade, lost a young starting pitching prospect and added significant upper-Minors depth on Thursday during a busy Rule 5 Draft. • 2020 Rule 5 Draft results, pick by pick In a common type of draft day deal, the Mets selected right-handed pitcher Luis

Mets focus on NY with Minors affiliate invites

December 9, 2020

NEW YORK -- With a new Minor League configuration in place starting in 2021, the Mets will host each of their top three affiliates within New York state, none more than roughly 270 miles from Citi Field. The Mets on Wednesday announced their 2021 affiliation invitations, which include the Triple-A

Here's the state of the Mets' farm system

@GoldenSombrero
November 24, 2020

Coming off a fourth-place finish in the National League East as part of the organization’s fourth straight season without making the playoffs, the Mets will take the field under new ownership in 2021 after Steve Cohen officially purchased the franchise for $2.4 billion in early November. It wasn’t long after

Mets instructional league prospect report

@GoldenSombrero
November 2, 2020

After the completion of the regular season and alternate training sites, most player development staffs have turned their attention to instructional league play. In the past, instructs have been populated by new draftees, recent international signings and players at the bottom rungs of their organizational ladder. This year, in an

Mets prospect report from alternate site

@GoldenSombrero
October 14, 2020

With alternate camps coming to an end, MLB Pipeline is recapping the development highlights for the prospects involved for each organization. Top position prospect: Ronny Mauricio, SS (No. 1/MLB No. 57) The Mets initially chose not to include any of their younger, lower-level top prospects in their 60-man player pool

Mets add prospects Alvarez, Allan to pool

@feinsand
August 15, 2020

Francisco Alvarez and Matthew Allan aren’t headed for the Majors yet, but the two top prospects moved one step closer on Saturday. The Mets added Alvarez (the team’s No. 2 prospect according to MLB Pipeline), an 18-year-old catcher, and Allan (No. 5), a 19-year-old right-hander, to the club’s 60-man player

Peterson proves he's 'ready' in stellar debut

July 29, 2020

On Tuesday morning, when Mets manager Luis Rojas told David Peterson that he would make his Major League debut that night, there was no outward burst of emotion. No obvious elation. Stoic, Peterson simply thanked his manager and said: "I'm ready." Such is Peterson's demeanor, both off the mound and

What to expect from Mets' Giménez in MLB

@JonathanMayo
July 27, 2020

For all of the buzz the Mets create in acquisitions like acquiring Robinson Canó or Yoenis Céspedes, they’ve also done a nice job of signing and developing their own big league bats from within. There’s 2019 National League Rookie of the Year Pete Alonso, of course, to go along with

Mets sign final Draft pick, 2nd-rounder Ginn

June 30, 2020

NEW YORK -- The Mets capped their aggressive Draft strategy on Tuesday by announcing that they signed second-round pick J.T. Ginn to an above-slot deal. Ginn, widely considered a first-round talent whose stock fell due to Tommy John surgery, agreed for $2.9 million, according to a source -- more than

Top Draft pick Crow-Armstrong signs with Mets

June 25, 2020

NEW YORK -- The Mets officially completed their goal of becoming a more athletic organization on Thursday, signing first-round Draft pick Pete Crow-Armstrong to a $3.36 million contract. The deal, which matched Crow-Armstrong’s slot value as the No. 19 overall selection, bolsters New York’s farm system with a premium center-field

Mets sign 2nd-round compensation pick Greene

Four others, including Crow-Armstrong, also agree to terms (sources)
June 25, 2020

NEW YORK -- The Mets wasted little time in agreeing to below-slot deals with four of their six picks from the MLB Draft, putting into practice an aggressive strategy similar to the one they used last year. The club on Thursday made the first of those signings official: compensation pick