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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

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,”

Mets aim to replenish farm system at Draft

Front office looking at lefty Thompson, among others, to fill gaps after trades, callups
June 3, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- Among Brodie Van Wagenen’s first acts as Mets general manager was to dip into the organization’s depth. In acquiring Robinson Canó and Edwin Díaz, and to a lesser extent J.D. Davis, Van Wagenen spent some of the Mets’ ripest assets. Gone to Seattle were Jarred Kelenic and

Lowe, Alonso named Rookies of the Month

May 2, 2019

The Rays’ Brandon Lowe and the Mets’ Pete Alonso were honored by Major League Baseball on Thursday as the respective American and National League Rookies of the Month for March and April. Lowe, 24, hit just .233 in 43 games with the Rays last season, but he has made a

Is this the most unlikely BOMB of 2019?

Alonso's massive homer lifts Mets to win over Cards
April 20, 2019

ST. LOUIS -- After struggling in their last two games coming up with big hits, the Mets hoped to get a jolt from their offense as they opened a three-game series against the Cardinals on Friday night. Pete Alonso delivered. Alonso homered, collected two hits and scored twice in the

Here's why Alonso could be the next great slugger

Rookie is applying Judge, Stanton-level power to balls in the air
April 15, 2019

When Pete Alonso laid into a Jonny Venters fastball and launched a 118.3 mph homer last Thursday, he did more than crush the hardest-hit dinger of the season. He also gained access to an extremely exclusive club. Alonso’s laser beam not only set a Mets record for homers tracked by

Alonso's homer went HOW far? HOW fast?

At 118.3 mph, ball travels 454 feet, complete with splash landing
April 11, 2019

ATLANTA -- When Pete Alonso makes that kind of contact, he says, he doesn’t actually feel the bat meet the ball. The connection is pure, perfect. “You get this weird sensation,” Alonso said. “I can’t really explain it. You just hear the sound, and it just goes.” It happened for

These 5 prospects might decide NL East race

April 11, 2019

Pete Alonso is bashing tape-measure home runs almost nightly in New York. Victor Robles is wreaking havoc in Washington. In Atlanta and Miami, Kyle Wright and Sandy Alcantara are grooving. Rookies rule in the NL East, with some of the game’s top prospects finally getting regular chances to contribute. And

Rousing ovation a 'special' moment for Alonso

Poignancy part of home opener festivities; Mets tweak rotation
April 4, 2019

NEW YORK -- The loudest and longest ovation, of course, went to reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom. Second-loudest? It may have been for rookie Pete Alonso, who elicited thunderous applause when he was introduced prior to the Mets’ home opener Thursday at Citi Field. A veteran

Starting spots for Mets' Top 30 prospects

April 4, 2019

With the 2019 Minor League Baseball season getting underway, here's a look at where the Mets' Top 30 prospects are starting the year. We also identify the prospect who just missed the Top 30 list, a player who didn't make the big league Opening Day roster but should make an

Alonso's first career HR an EPIC blast

Top prospect seals Mets' win over Marlins
April 2, 2019

MIAMI -- What’s the recipe to celebrate one’s first Major League homer? In the case of Mets first baseman Pete Alonso, add a couple of eggs, BBQ sauce, mayonnaise, beer, shaving cream -- and perhaps a dash of ketchup, mustard and relish. Alonso recorded the career milestone during the decisive

Alonso on making Mets: 'I got misty-eyed'

Club's top prospect bats second, notches first MLB hit in eighth
March 28, 2019

WASHINGTON -- During the Mets’ workout on the eve of Thursday’s 2-0 Opening Day win over the Nationals, manager Mickey Callaway made a last-minute switch to the itinerary. Typically, veterans hit in the first group of batting practice, but Callaway shifted Pete Alonso, Dominic Smith, Luis Guillorme, J.D. Davis and