Found June 07, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
With the 76th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft, the Mets select center fielder Ivan Wilson, from Ruston High School in Louisiana. The 6’3 righthanded slugger was named to the  2013 Rawlings 3rd Team All-American team after batting .383 with eight home runs and 35 RBIs this past season. Here’s’s notes on him: Wilson’s combination of tools and athleticism is among the best of tis year’s prep outfielders. He is listed at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds with good strength and plus speed. Wilson, out of Ruston H.S. (La.), has good power and can hit home runs to any part of the ballpark. He takes advantage of his power-speed combination thanks to good instincts on the basepaths. Wilson has excellent range in the outfield and enough arm for right field if he can’t stay in center field. By mid-May, he still hadn’t committed to college, leaving scouts wondering about his signability. With the 84th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft, the Mets select Casey Meisner, from Cypress Woods High Scho...

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Matt den Dekker Ready To Start Playing In Games

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Game Preview: Mets @ Nationals

Stop the presses! The Mets scored a bunch of runs last night while beating the Washington Nationals! While that doesn’t bode well for their run scoring averages for the rest of the week, the Mets look to make it two in a row today as they take on the Nationals for the rubber game. Shaun Marcum gets the nod for the Amazin’s as he faces off against Gio Gonzalez. Shaun Marcum is...

Pathetic scumbag Mike Francesa diagnoses Ike Davis' hitting problems for everyone including Bill In Flushing

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Matt Den Dekker Ready To DH On Friday

Latest News Center fielder Matt den Dekker, who suffered a fractured right wrist during a March 24 Grapefruit League game, is ready to get into games according to Adam Rubin.  Den Dekker was scheduled to DH in a back-field game in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Thursday before heavy rains altered the plan. The hope is that den Dekker can begin to swing in games Friday. Prospect Pipeline...
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