Mets Minors: Chris Schwinden the next Dillon Gee?

The Mets have had great success this year with an unheralded righty who uses a deep repertoire of pitches to make up for an average fastball with Dillon Gee. They may have another such pitcher with Triple-A All-Star Chris Schwinden, who is 5-3 with a 2.87 ERA for the Buffalo Bisons this season. In his [...]

Mets Minors: Matt Harvey and mid-year promotions

Righthander Matt Harvey is likely on the move. After helping Class A St. Lucie (36-22) clinch the Florida State League South Division first-half crown Monday with six solid innings, the 2010 first-round pick will probably be headed to Class AA Binghamton later this week. Harvey yielded two runs or fewer in each of his last [...]

Mets Card of the Week: 1995 Paul Wilson

1995 TOPPS Paul Wilson By now everyone knows the Mets took Brandon Nimmo as their first-round pick in the 2011 Draft. Everyone talks about his upside and it’s nice to have a hitter with upside in the system. Now we’re hoping that he turns into the next Darryl Strawberry or David Wright. But those guys [...]

Who will Mets take in 2011 MLB Draft?

The Mets have homegrown players Josh Thole, Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy, David Wright, Jose Reyes, Mike Pelfrey, Jonathon Niese and Dillon Gee playing key roles on the 2011 team but you constantly hear about their need to build a stronger farm system. Sandy Alderson gets to oversee his first draft for the club when the [...]

Mets Minors: Updated Top 10 list

With the Mets seemingly on the verge of a salary purge over the next few months and going to have to rely on the farm system more over the next several years, let’s look at an updated top-10 prospect list for the embattled organization. The farm system lacks top-end talent and depth. Injuries this season [...]

Who replaces Beltran in RF for the Mets?

It’s no fun to contemplate the Mets without Carlos Beltran but as John Wooden once reminded us, “Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.” Plus with the recent revelations that owner Fred Wilpon thinks Beltran is “65 to 70 percent of what he was” when he signed him, there’s really only one conclusion to be [...]

Mets Minors: Robbie Shields starts to hit

A third-round pick in 2009 out of Division II Florida Southern, shortstop Robbie Shields came back from Tommy John surgery to hit .290/.331/.457 with five homers and 26 RBI in 39 games for the Sand Gnats last season. The 23-year-old, who has lost a year of development, returned to Savannah this season and after a [...]

Mets Minors: Familia is best pitching prospect

The New York Mets player development department made its first significant move last week. New York promoted righthander Jeurys Familia from Class A St. Lucie to Class AA Binghamton. Familia, just 21, dominated in the Florida State League, going 1-1 with a 1.49 ERA. He yielded just 21 hits and eight walks with 36 strikeouts [...]

Mets Minors: Brandon Moore flies under the radar

INTRODUCING Brandon Moore Recently, Mets GM Sandy Alderson bemoaned the lack of starting pitching depth in the farm system. Meanwhile, the unheralded Moore is 3-0 with a 2.76 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP in five starts in Double-A. The 25-year-old, who is the B-Mets No. 5 starter, has won his last two starts, allowing one [...]