Mets Minors: Jeurys Familia bounces back

The New York Mets may be starting to turn it around, but the St. Lucie Mets in the high Class-A Florida State League have been on fire all season. The Mets are a minor league-best 15-2 and their top two starters, Matt Harvey and Jeurys Familia, have been getting most of the accolades. The St. [...]

Mark Cohoon impresses at Double-A

Mark Cohoon, the Mets Pitcher of the Year in 2010, going 12-5 with a 2.57 ERA combined at Savannah and Binghamton, has shown he’s not just a one-hit wonder despite lacking an overpowering heater that has kept him from soaring up the prospect lists. The 23-year-old lefthander fanned a career-high 11 batters and allowed just [...]

Mets Minors: Jenrry Mejia mixes his pitches

Mets de-facto ace Mike Pelfrey is struggling, but the farm system continues to get excellent outings from its most highly regarded prospects. Jenrry Mejia allowed no runs and three hits with three walks and five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings in a win for Class AAA Buffalo at Scranton-Wilkes Barre last Wednesday. The righthander was [...]

Mets Minors: Matt Harvey shines in debut

Opening weekend was good for Mets minor league starting pitchers. Three of the four starters on Opening Day pitched five scoreless innings apiece, including an outstanding outing by 2010 first-rounder Matt Harvey. Top prospect Jenrry Mejia tossed six scoreless innings in his AAA season debut at Buffalo, the Class AA Binghamton Mets’ first four starters [...]

Comparing Jenrry Mejia and Neftali Feliz

How good would Jenrry Mejia look in the New York Mets starting rotation? There’s a good chance the 21-year-old would be a fixture in the rotation this season had the Mets not insisted on starting him in the New York bullpen last season and wasting an available year of development time. However, maybe the Mets [...]

Mets second base options of the future

Who will be playing second base for the New York Mets this season? Will it be embattled 15-year veteran Luis Castillo, converted outfielder/ first baseman Daniel Murphy, slick glove man Ruben Tejada or utility man Justin Turner? It’s doubtful that any of these players will be a permanent fixture at second base with New York, [...]

A look at the Mets’ organizational depth

Keith Law recently ranked the Mets farm system 26th out of 30 teams in MLB. That seems extreme to me. While the system does not have much top-shelf talent, there is an impressive amount of depth. Also, with catcher, first base, third base and two outfield spots already with their long-term answer on the major [...]

A make or break year for injured Mets prospects

Perhaps the two hitters in the Mets farm system with the biggest upside are Reese Havens and Fernando Martinez. Unfortunately, those two have been dogged by injury problems. The duo has combined for eight seasons in the minors and the most games played in any year by one of them is the 97 by Havens [...]

Mets 2011 Top 10 Prospects

One of the reasons cited for getting rid of Omar Minaya was that he did not build a strong farm system. Last year, six players who made my top prospect list contributed to the Mets and no longer have rookie eligibility. This includes Jenrry Mejia and Fernando Martinez, both who lost their rookie status because [...]

Recalling the angst when Mets passed on Beato

The Mets made two moves in the Rule 5 Draft yesterday, picking up infielder Brad Emaus from the Blue Jays and pitcher Pedro Beato from the Orioles. Emaus is well known to the Mets, as new special assistant J.P. Ricciardi was previously general manager in Toronto. And Beato has a history with the Mets, as [...]