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One thing you will surely notice when reading this is that a few of these guys do not fit the standard definition of “prospect.” There are a handful of veteran players here who are having too good of a season to ignore. So I have stretched the classic definition of prospect to include minor league veterans who are candidates to get a big league call-up. Therefore some of the guys at the AAA level making an appearance here are doing so because their excellent performances could get them that promotion.
Travis Taijeron (A) – Perhaps the hottest hitter in the system right now, Taijeron is hitting a sizzling .421/.532/.895 over his last ten games at Savannah, for a staggering OPS of 1.427. In 38 AB’s during that span he has scored 13 runs with 16 hits, 4 2B’s, 1 3B, 4 HR’s, 15 RBI’s, and 6 BB’s with 9 K’s. Overall in 96 AB’s this year, Taijeron is hitting .323 with 24 runs scored, 31 hits, 6 2B’s, 1 3B, 7 HR’s (2nd in the league), 23 RBI’s, 16 BB’s, 26 K’s, 2 SB’s, a .4
BEST OF MAXIM
Over the weekend in an article about American League East bullpen woes, Boston Globe writer Nick Cafardo mentioned that the Mets are getting calls about relief pitcher Bobby Parnell. There’s a lot of demand for bullpen arms due to the abundance of relief pitcher injuries and/or ineffectiveness across the league. Does that mean the Mets should trade a part of their future?
Rookie Jordany Valdespin delivers a pinch hit three-run homer to put the Mets up 5-3.
Jon Niese had himself another good start despite only going five innings and being plagued with four walks. He gave up two runs in the first two innings, but was able to throw zeroes until he was taken out for a pinch hitter. Niese needs to stay in the game. He goes five innings, allowing...
Ramblings from Henry and Fayette Streets
The Week That Was: April 30th – May 7th
The B-Mets went 2-5 over the past week, losing both their series in Akron against the Aeros and at home against the Harrisburg Senators. Three of the five games they lost were only by one run. The Mets fell below .500 and slid in the standings from third to fourth place. The big news on the...
I know it’s early, but the promising start to the 2012 campaign for Mets former top prospect Wilmer Flores is extremely encouraging. He was ranked at the top of the organization in recent years due to his hitting ability and future potential, but did not live up to the hype on the field. So far this season he is showing that maybe all that talk of him being a big time hitter...
Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada appeared set for the disabled list after negative MRI exam results on the strained right quadriceps he suffered Sunday, a team source told the New York Post.
Tejada will be further examined Monday but was regarded as "very likely" to be sidelined, the source said.
Tejada's spike caught in the clay as he legged out a bunt single with two...
Today, Mets outfield prospect Travis Taijeron was named the South Atlantic League’s Player of the Week.
The Mets’ 18th-round pick last June, Taijeron has been a run-producing machine for the Sand Gnats. The 23-year-old outfielder homered twice, doubled and drove in five runs at Lexington on Monday, went deep again Wednesday, then ripped off three straight three-hit games while extending...
Binghamton 2, Harrisburg 1
By Joe DeCaro
The B-Mets won in dramatic style on Sunday as Josh Rodriguez laced a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to bring home Pedro Zapata and give Binghamton a 2-1 victory over the Harrisburg Senators at NYSEG Stadium. It was the first walk-off win of the season for the B-Mets.
Greg Peavey started for Binghamton and delivered his best start...
The New York Mets have put catcher Josh Thole on the seven-day disabled list because of a concussion.
The Mets made the move before Tuesday night's game at Philadelphia and promoted catcher Rob Johnson from Triple-A Buffalo.
Thole was elbowed in the head by Ty Wigginton of the Phillies during a play at the plate in the Mets' 5-2 win Monday night.
Thole had returned to...
The New York Mets (16-13) defeated the Philadelphia Phillies (14-16) tonight behind the most unlikely of circumstance. In a game in which everything that could have gone wrong, didn't, the Mets overcame a two-run deficit against Roy Halladay, came out on the right side of two key defensive plays and escaped two consecutive jams all before Jordany Valdespin delivered a pinch-hit...
After losing the series opener and their fourth consecutive game on Friday, the New York Mets managed to battle back and win the final two games against the Diamondbacks and secure a series win. Today’s 3-1 victory came behind another quality start from R.A. Dickey as the knuckleballer went eight strong innings while allowing just one run on four hits.
Andres Torres extended...
Following Monday night’s thrilling win, set off by the three-run bomb by #TeamValdespin, the Mets send Miguel Batista to the mound this evening looking to take the series and extend their winning streak to four games. Pray for Rain.
When a team goes into a game on a losing streak, it’s said they’re looking for their start to be a stopper. I anticipate Batista to have the opposite...
PHILADELPHIA - Jordany Valdespin gave his mom an early Mother's Day present. Valdespin's pinch-hit three-run homer off Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning was his first hit in the majors, and it led the New York Mets to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies Monday night. "I called my mom before the game and said if I get in the game I'd get a hit for...
New York Mets (16-13) at Philadelphia Phillies (14-16) Miguel Batista (0-1, 6.92) vs. Joe Blanton (3-3, 2.83)Time: 7:05 Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: Showers, 63 Media: Twitter and FacebookMike Rizzo was fined. So that’s fun.As for tonight’s game, Carlos Ruiz moves up to the 5-spot in the order. He has been their most consistent – and most awesome – offensive...