Mets Minors: Francisco Alvarez and the Mets’ youth

With Jared Kelenic and Justin Dunn playing in the All Star Futures game while Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz look like a pair of boobie prizes it might make a Met fan feel rather grim about the future of their team.  Sure Anthony Kay looked good in AA but he’s been rotten since his promotion [...]

Mets Minors: Ali Sanchez hits better as he climbs the ladder

The Mets signed Ali Sanchez almost exactly six years ago. The, then, 16 year old was signed alongside Luis Silva and Yeffry De Aza. Baseball America's Ben Badler wrote in 2013: Sanchez, 16, is 6 feet, 180 pounds with good catch-and-throw skills, quick feet and good hands. Scouts highest on him have been impressed with [...]

Mets Minors: Can Thomas Szapucki end ’19 a top five Mets prospect? currently ranks Thomas Szapucki in their Top 10 Met prospects, but at 23 years of age and pitching another injury shortened season in Columbia one might question if this left-handed pitcher even belongs being ranked that high. Consider that Ronny Mauricio (currently on track to finish the year as the #1 Met Prospect) is [...]

Mets Minors: Freddy Valdez making waves from the DSL

At 17 years of age Freddy Valdez measures 6'3 and is listed at 212 pounds. The outfield prospect, who ranked 25th among international free agents in 2018, was signed for $1.45 million alongside Francisco Alvarez ($2.7). The righty is not fleet of foot and scouts wondered if a shift to first base might be down [...]

Mets Minors: Mets swing for fences with Matthew Allan pick

Before the 2019 Draft it was stated in this forum that this draft would set the tone for Brodie Van Wagenen and the hope was that the Mets would be aggressive in a push to rebuild their system. It's difficult to imagine the Mets being more aggressive than they were, as they essentially punted picks [...]

Mets Minors: Despite Ronny Mauricio and Mark Vientos, Columbia looks awful

Those who read my blog posts will remember that I try not to be so “Doom and Gloom” about the prospects. I try to focus on the good and let the bad sort itself out in its own time. I’ve already written off the career of Desmond Lindsay this season, surely I won’t bring you [...]

Mets Minors: Jeremy Vasquez and Quinn Brodey keep St. Lucie relevant

How many people, besides me and Brian, tune in to see the results of each minor league outing? My guess is that a few of you check in from time to time but that most readers don’t dive into each boxscore, each game. The Mets minor league system is strange this season. We traded away [...]

Mets Minors: The unsung prospect, Harol Gonzalez

We talk about Woods Richardson, Szapucki, Kay and Peterson often enough.  These are the starting pitchers who are supposed to make impacts at the major league level and who, based on their draft or previous successes, are supposed to be the best pitchers.  Which means that few people will ever talk about Harol Gonzalez. At [...]

Mets Minors: Desmond Lindsay is unlikely to suddenly break out

Tell me if you’ve heard this before - Desmond Lindsay, former 2nd round pick (the Mets top pick that year), is off to a dismal start in Advance A.  The outfielder has only 10 hits in his first 15 games and has struck out a whopping 25 times.  Now, I don’t often focus on the bad [...]

Mets Minors: With Ronny Mauricio, Columbia overloaded with talent

The Mets shocked a number of people in 2018 when they skipped their top international prospect directly to the Gulf Coast League. Now the Mets buck convention farther by starting Ronny Mauricio in Columbia instead of Short Season ball in Brooklyn. For those not familiar with the Mets system the typical progression for players is [...]