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Baseball America released their annual Best Tools Survey for 2012. It’s one of my favorite features and I always look forward to it.
Basically they survey minor league scouts and league managers for all the affiliates, put all that info together, and then decide which prospects have the best tools over two dozen different categories.
We have a few Mets prospects that made the list:
Matt Harvey: Was named the Best Pitching Prospect in the International League. It was a remarkable honor because he was not recognized for having any of the best individual pitches.
Zack Wheeler: Was named the Best Pitching Prospect in the Eastern League and was also recognized for having the Best Fastball and Best Breaking Pitch in the league. Nice!
Alonzo Harris: This Mets speedster was named the Florida State League’s Best Baserunner. Harris has had a solid all-around season for St. Lucie.
Ryan Ellis: Was named the Florida State League’s Best Managerial Prospect. No doubt an honor he earned for an ama...
BEST OF MAXIM
Matt Harvey had another great outing, but the offense and bullpen couldn’t hold it together in the 5-2 loss to the Rockies
Matt Harvey put on six strong innings, allowing three hits and one run, walking two and striking out nine. Harvey has been a revelation in terms of durability and ability mto strike out hitters, minus one outing and has proven a valuable commodity to the...
The Yankees rallied for three runs in the sixth inning of a 4-2 victory over the Bisons on a sunny Tuesday afternoon at Coca-Cola Field. The loss was the Herd’s third straight.
Through three innings, Zack Wheeler was pitching great following a poor outing last time, allowing only a walk over three innings. In the 4th inning, Wheeler’s struggles began as he allowed a walk, single...
Hello everyone and welcome to another sad day of Mets baseball. I’ve tried to keep up the optimism as much as anyone in the Mets blogosphere, but times have been extra bleak lately. The Mets have dropped the last two at home to the lowly Rockies, and now they’ve only one loss ahead of the cellar dwelling Marlins.
Today we got the news that Johan Santana will not pitch in the...
Matt Harvey starts for the Mets tonight – maybe they can win!
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For six innings on Wednesday night, Matt Harvey reminded Mets fans that this franchise has what can be a bright future. But when Terry Collins brought in Ramon Ramirez to start the seventh inning, it was as if he wanted to send a message that the present still sucks.
Within two pitches of Harvey’s exit the Mets were behind. Ramirez gave up a solo home run to Rockies catcher Willin...
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 • 7:10 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, NY
LHP Jeff Francis (4-4, 6.07) vs. RHP Matt Harvey (2-3, 3.00)
Ruben Tejada, ss
Ronny Cedeno, 2b
David Wright, 3b
Scott Hairston, rf
Ike Davis, 1b
Jason Bay, lf
Andres Torres, cf
Kelly Shoppach, c
Matt Harvey, rhp
The Mets look to get back on the right foot tonight as Matt Harvey takes on Jeff...
In a season that is quickly slipping into oblivion, the Mets are looking to their future for some bright spots.
Last night Matt Harvey once again was outstanding and the bullpen and offense were abysmal. Harvey looks to be a bright spot for the 2013 season and years to come.
With Johan being shelved for the remainder of the year with back spasms, the Mets will turn to Collin McHugh making his
Last night was just another example of the ineptitude of the 2012 New York Mets. Rookie phenom Matt Harvey went out there and mowed the Rockies down over 6 innings with 9 strikeouts. He left the game tied at one and within two pitches after the 7th inning started, the lead was gone. Ramon Ramirez coughed a gopher ball and that was that. Another wasted effort. The story...
This is why we’ve been downplaying all these insane notions of bringing up Zack Wheeler in the last few months. As I said before, Collin McHugh is more deserving and more polished, and his debut today has validated everything we’ve been saying about him all season long.
McHugh won’t figure into the decision, but his performance today was definitely deserving of a win as the...
How could anybody be anything but enthused about the Mets for 2013?
With GA Sandy Alderson telling us the budget hasn’t been set but don’t expect it to be much higher than it is now. Then he said trades might be the way to go. But, if the Mets aren’t willing to part with Matt Harvey or Zach Wheeler, will they purge the rest of their farm system? History says it isn’t likely...
The Game Picks were awesome on Wednesday. With sixteen big games on the schedule,
thirteen of those picks came in correct. Woot! Among the three that were wrong, only the
Red Sox pick was stupid. The Mets were a good pick until the Mets took Matt Harvey out.
Then it all went haywire as the bullpen imploded. The Pirates pick was done in by really a
freak first inning where a big...
Bernie Madoff took the Mets mojo and it might be years before they get it back. Sandy Alderson is certainly a good executive, but it will be tough for even him to get this thing turned around. He certainly kept them in the hunt this season for a few months, but the lack of talent kept them from remaining in the hunt. He has hinted that changes were coming next season...