August 14, 2009
Scouting Report: Eric Beaulac

One of the more bantered about arms in the Mets organization, Beaulac was taken in the ninth round of the 2008 draft as a part of the Mets’ new draft philosophy of taking small college arms seemingly early and often….

July 21, 2009
Scouting Report: Kyle Allen

Kyle Allen is relatively unknown in prospect circles, but he won’t be for long. A 24th round pick in the 2008 draft who dropped significantly due to a strong commitment to North Carolina State as a two-way player, Allen’s true…

July 13, 2009
Scouting Report: Robert Carson

Robert Carson (5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 6 K) – After receiving some serious publicity by tossing a three-hit, nine-inning shutout versus the Lexington Legends, prospect junkies are clamoring for whatever information they can find on the young…

July 6, 2009
Scouting Report: Jeurys Familia

Earlier in the year, I wrote a so-so game report on 19-year old Jeurys Familia who, at the time, was armed with a low-90’s fastball and not much else. In only a couple of months, Familia has grown significantly as…

May 7, 2009
Scouting the Sally: Jefrey Marte

Jefry Marte (3-5, 1 K) – The lesser talked about half of the Mets young “Dynamic Duo,” Marte signed with the Mets out of the Dominican Republic in 2007 for the discount price of $550,000. Marte burst onto the scene in…

April 16, 2009
Wilmer Flores Game Report: 4-11-2009

Wilmer Flores (2-5): After enduring two seasons of downright embarrassing baseball from the 2007-2008 Savannah Sand Gnats, the day had finally arrived. Wilmer Flores and Jefry Marte, two of the top six prospects in the organization manning the left side…

March 18, 2009
Blind Faith: Entrusting Right Field to Ryan Church
by: Mike Newman on Mar 18, 2009 7:59 AM | Filed under: Articles

Another season, another chance for Ryan Church to separate himself as anything more than a borderline average major league outfielder. Now thirty and firmly in his prime, Church has proved to be quite the tease mixing impressive hot streaks with…

March 4, 2009
A Glimpse of 2010: New York Mets Top-10 Prospects
by: Mike Newman on Mar 4, 2009 7:00 AM | Filed under: Articles

Mets fans are quite giddy five prospects within the organization were represented on arguably the three most respected Top-100 prospect lists in the land in Baseball America, ESPN’s Keith Law, and Baseball Prospectus.

The overall depth throughout the organization is as…

February 25, 2009
One Trick Pony?
by: Mike Newman on Feb 25, 2009 7:00 AM | Filed under: Articles

As an SEC football fan, I’m convinced the conference champion should have a spot in the BCS Championship game no matter what the other one hundred plus division one football teams do. I’m starting to feel the same way about…

February 18, 2009
Changing Speeds: Will the Mets Slow Down Prospect Timetables?
by: Mike Newman on Feb 18, 2009 7:04 AM | Filed under: Articles

Nothing says spring training like Livan Hernandez and his size-52 pants taking ground balls at half-speed! This spring, Port St. Lucie will be home to the Livan Hernandez circus filled with $2.99 McDonald’s value meals and 500-foot blasts from the…

February 11, 2009
Making Early Travel Plans: Where Mets Prospects Will Go for 2009
by: Mike Newman on Feb 11, 2009 8:28 AM | Filed under: Articles

During the past two seasons, the Savannah Sand Gnats have fielded arguably the worst teams in the South Atlantic League. With little in terms of prospects, the team took its lumps and fans were more concerned with half-price beer nights…

February 4, 2009
Ollie, Ollie, Ollie! Oy, Oy, Ve!
by: Mike Newman on Feb 4, 2009 8:38 AM | Filed under: Articles

Scott Boras drew his line in the sand when it came to the Oliver Perez negotiations and the Mets flinched. Three years, thirty-six million dollars later, “Ollie” is back as the teams number two or three starter heading into 2009….

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