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Jack Leathersich To Return To Binghamton For 2014

Lefty reliever Jack Leathersich will open the season in Double-A even after posting a 1.53 ERA in 29 1/3 innings in 2013 with Binghamton and then finished the season with Las Vegas (AAA), according... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Are The Top 5 Mets Relief Prospects?

With the unfortunate news that Bobby Parnell has a torn MCL in his right elbow and could be out for a significant amount of time, I wanted to revisit a post I wrote this Winter where I profiled my Top 5 Mets Relief Prospects. These are some names that could help the Mets in the very near future. For the past few seasons, the Mets bullpen has been a major weakness. They have consistently...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts on the Future of the Mets Bullpen

Thoughts from Joe D. I wanted to share with you a conversation we had in our Game Thread from last night. It had to do with the bullpen which of course became a big topic of concern after that ugly meltdown in the 9-6 loss against the Astros. Sach Hi Joe D and guys. I haven’t seen much of the Mets on TV during ST. How does Valverde look to you guys- fastball velocity-wise and has...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Morning Movies

This first clip should give you a solid chuckle to start your morning as a young man neglected his fatherly duties for a brief second and.. well you'll see.Your browser does not support iframes. The final clip is the send off that Giancarlo Stanton gave Jack Leathersich riiight before he was demoted back to minor league game. Wow!Your browser does not support iframes.
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Routed By Marlins, 11-1.

Bartolo Colon worked four innings today for the Mets, giving up three runs on five hits in an 11-1 rout by the Marlins. Colon was followed by five relievers, with only Scott Rice expected to make the 25-man Opening Day roster. “It was meaningful,’’ Colon told reporters through an interpreter. “I was happy I was able to locate my pitches today and was able to pitch well....
Via New York Mets Report
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

MMN Prospect Spotlight: Jack Leathersich

Jack Leathersich, LHP Height: 5’11” Weight: 205 lbs. Age: 23 Bats/Throws: Right/Left Jack Leathersich, AKA “Leather Rocket”, was drafted by the Mets in the 5th round of the 2011 draft out... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Dead

Sunday reminded me that it really isn't baseball season until Al Hrabosky passive-aggressively whines about the Cardinals not getting the calls from the home plate umpiring. Bemoaning the fact that the Cardinals wouldn't even think about pushing Michael Wacha past 40 pitches in the first spring training game of the season was simply a bonus eye roll. Child, please. There...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Wrap: Hammered By Cardinals

The New York Mets dropped to 0-3 today in their exhibition schedule, losing 7-1 to the St. Louis Cardinals in Jupiter, Fla. The Mets, who have not played David Wright and Daniel Murphy so far, have been outscored 21-6 in the first three games. Daisuke Matsuzaka, who reportedly has the inside track for the fifth-starter role, gave up one run in two innings. Newly acquired reliever...
Via New York Mets Report
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Leathersich’s Control Compared To Mitch “Wild Thing” Williams

  Photo Credit: Howard Simmons/NY Daily News John Harper of the NY Daily News writes that lefty reliever Jack Leathersich‘s live stuff and deceptive delivery could make him a late-inning... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Mets pitching prospects to watch in 2014

With the dawn of the 2014 season on the horizon, many are buzzing about the pending graduation of top prospects Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero to the major leagues. Not to be outdone, there is another crop of young players who have less recognizable names poised to launch themselves into the upper echelon of the Mets farm system. We’ve all heard the names of Steven Matz, Jacob...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Leathersich And Jeff Walters Seeking Bullpen Spots

The Mets ranked eighth in the majors with a 3.68 starters’ ERA last season, finishing ahead of talented staffs from Tampa Bay, Oakland and the World Series champion Boston Red Sox. However, the New... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Arms Leathersich and Walters Both Eying Bullpen Spots

The Mets ranked eighth in the majors with a 3.68 starters’ ERA last season, finishing ahead of talented staffs from Tampa Bay, Oakland and the World Series champion Boston Red Sox. However, the New York bullpen was not as efficient and placed 22nd in the game with a 3.98 ERA while also concluding as one of 14 relief units to throw more than 500 innings. In an effort to improve...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 4 Dominic Smith, 1B

4. Dominic Smith, 1B Height: 6’0” Weight: 185 lbs. Age: 18 Bats/Throws: Left/Left The Mets drafted a 17 year old Dominic Smith with the 11th overall pick of last year’s draft and he didn’t waste any time showing off his skills. In 173 AB’s across the Gulf Coast League and Appalachian League, Smith slashed .301/.398/.439 with 3 HR’s, 26 BB’s, and 37 K’s. He has...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Walters Has A Solid Chance To Make Opening Day Bullpen

A Mets insider told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that pitching prospects Jack Leathersich and Jeff Walters are candidates to make the opening day roster and fill out the Mets bullpen. Rafael Montero or Cory Mazzoni were also not ruled out. We have several original MMO articles spotlighting all four of these players in great depth and detail. And earlier this week we projected that...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Mets Relief Prospects

For the past few seasons, the Mets bullpen has been a major weakness. They have consistently ranked among the league’s worst, and they did not perform much better this past season. In 2013, the Mets bullpen finished in the bottom ten with a 3.98 ERA (21st), 1.324 WHIP (22nd), .256 BAA (27th), and their 6.96 K/ was the worst in the majors. However, help is on the way. Despite these...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 8 Amed Rosario, SS

8. Amed Rosario, SS Height: 6’2” Weight: 170 lbs. Age: 18 Bats/Throws: Right/Right I’m sure everyone’s heard by now that Amed Rosario was ranked the number one prospect in the Appalachian League despite slashing .241/.279/.358 in 212 AB’s. He is still an extremely raw player so it’s a bit too early to start labeling him the next Troy Tulowitski. Signed out of the Dominican...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 10 Steven Matz, LHP

10. Steven Matz Height: 6’2” Weight: 192 lbs. Age: 22 Bats/Throws: Right/Left Steven Matz finally put together a full season in professional baseball last year, which was an encouraging sign in itself. Even more encouraging was the extent of the success he had. In 106.1 IP, Matz blew away hitters with 121 K’s, a 2.62 ERA, and a 1.17 WHIP. He currently throws his fastball from...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 12 Jacob deGrom, RHP

12. Jacob deGromHeight: 6’4” Weight: 185 lbs. Age: 25 Bats/Throws: Right/RightJacob deGrom, drafted in the 9th round of the 2010 draft out of Stetson University, is already 25 years old. That does not mean he cannot be considered a true prospect, however. He played shortstop in college so it probably took him longer than most to develop his tools as a pitcher. deGrom started...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

HoJo Raves About Pitching Prospect Jacob deGrom

Oh No, Ho Jo… New Seattle Mariners hitting coach Howard Johnson watched Zack Wheeler and Rafael Montero from the opposing dugout while coaching in Triple-A last season, but it was Mets prospect Jacob deGrom who impressed him the most at Triple-A Las Vegas last season, according to what he told Adam Rubin. “I saw deGrom. I like him a lot,” HoJo said. “As a matter...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 20 Luis Mateo, RHP

20. Luis Mateo Height: 6’3” Weight: 185 lbs. Age: 23 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Luis Mateo sort of fell into the Mets’ lap after two different deals with two different clubs were botched because of bone chips in his elbow and age falsification respectively. He probably could have been much, much higher on this list if he hadn’t underwent Tommy John surgery last season, but...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 21 Jack Leathersich, LHP

21. Jack Leathersich Height: 5’11” Weight: 205 lbs. Age: 23 Bats/Throws: Right/Left Jack Leathersich, AKA Leather Rocket, was drafted by the Mets in the 5th round of the 2011 draft out of the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He was a starter in college but has worked exclusively in the bullpen since being drafted due to his weak control. He has one of the highest ceilings...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The List Grows For Mets Prospects Invited To The Big League Camp

More and more young and exciting Mets’ prospects have been getting calls from the organization to let them know that they are being invited to big-league camp this spring. Anthony DiComo reported today that the Mets will have 2011 first rounder Brandon Nimmo at major league camp with a non-roster invite, while catcher Kevin Plawecki gets rewarded for a nice season in 2013...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Prospects Brandon Nimmo and Kevin Plawecki Invited To Big League Camp

More and more young and exciting Mets’ prospects have been getting calls from the organization to let them know that they are being invited to big-league camp this spring. Anthony DiComo just reported that the Mets will have 2011 first rounder Brandon Nimmo at major league camp with a non-roster invite, while catcher Kevin Plawecki gets rewarded for a nice season in 2013 with a...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Lesser Known Mets Minor Leaguers Get Invited To Major League Spring Training

As is the case throughout baseball each spring, the Mets have invited a handful of lesser known minor leaguers to join the more recognizable cast of Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero in big league camp next month.  In most cases, these players are just bring brought up for the experience, which is in no way a bad thing.  The team will evaluate how they fair against big league...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Day As Two More Prospects Are Invited To Mets’ Camp

More and more young and exciting Mets’ prospects have been getting calls from the organization letting them know that they are being invited to big-league camp this spring. Adam Rubin has reported the two latest to receive the call are left-handed relief pitcher Jack Leathersich and outfielder Dustin Lawley. I recently named Lawley as one of my prospects to watch in 2014...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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