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History of the No. 22 pick in the MLB Draft

(via) The Dodgers hold the No. 22 pick in the 2014 MLB Draft, which gets underway in roughly eight hours. They earned the No. 22 pick after finishing 92-70 last season and thanks to some free agent signings by other teams. The 22nd spot in the draft has yielded some pretty quality players in the past. Here’s a look at the last 20 years’ worth, as well as notable selections from...
Via Dodgers Digest
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: HoJo Loves deGrom, Weighing In On Vaughn, Havens Retires

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 of fact...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Reese Havens Retires, The Perpetual Prospect

The Mets drafted Reese Havens in 2008, back then, the Mets were finally able to draft players in the first round after a couple of years of signing their draft picks away. In 2008, the Mets drafted Ike Davis, Brad Holt and Reese Havens. Havens was instantly considered a prospect in the middle infield. Back in 2009, I wrote a prospect preview and in 2008 I wrote a draft pick review...
Via 213 Miles From Shea
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets 2B Prospect Reese Havens Retires

According to Adam Rubin, Reese Haven retired today. After a 5-year career in the minor leagues, Havens retired. He was drafted by the Mets in the 1st round of the 2008 draft at 22nd overall out of University of South Carolina. Many thought Havens was going to be the Mets’ 2nd Baseman of the future with good instincts at 2nd base and a powerful left-handed bat, but after his time...
Via MetsMinor.net
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets 2013 year in review: A swing and a miss

It’s been a great year at Mets360. This writer has been honored to be part of the group of talented individuals to join Brian and the rest of Mets360′s outstanding staff in 2013. I am extremely thankful and appreciative to Brian, the staff, and all of the visitors who take the time to read and comment on my articles. I hope you continue to do so in 2014. The nature of the beast...
Via Mets360.com
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Rule 5 Deadline Approaches: Look For Mets To Add Matz, Walters, DeGrom To 40 Man Roster

Is it me or is time flying this offseason? I can’t believe that the deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft is already upon us. Tomorrow night at 11:59 PM EST is the deadline for adding players to the 40 Man Roster. I think the Mets are in great shape heading into decision day. With four spots currently open, that’s just enough to protect Steven Matz, Jeff Walters and...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

It’s time to give up on Reese Havens

Before the 2013 season, Mets second base prospect Reese Havens‘ stock was at an all time low. Entering the season at 26 years old, he was no longer viewed as a legitimate prospect and realistically 2013 was make-or-break for him. There were still reasons to not give up on the offense-oriented second basemen, though. Specifically, and despite his age, his power, patience, and contact...
Via Mets360.com
October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Analyzing the shortstops in the New York Mets system

The New York Mets have quietly tried to draft shortstops over the past several seasons. Most other teams do the same, as shortstops on high school and college teams tend to be the best athletes. While solid athletes like Wilmer Flores, Reese Havens and Robbie Shields were drafted as shortstops, Flores is in AAA Las Vegas as a 2B, Havens is there as a 3B and Shields is in A St Lucie...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Hoffman, Lutz Pace 11-Hit Attack In 10-6 Vegas Win

  Las Vegas 10, Colorado Springs 6 Chris Schwinden held Colorado Springs over the first three innings and the Las Vegas dropped a 10-spot overall on the scoreboard to claim first blood in a four-game series against Colorado Springs. Zach Lutz got the scoring started early with an RBI single that drove home Reese Havens, and Jamie Hoffman followed that with a ringing double to drive...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Wheeler Bounces Back, Lagares and Hoffman Homer In Vegas Victory

Las Vegas 5, Colorado Springs 4 It took 11 innings, but the Las Vegas 51s were able to escape yesterday’s ballgame with a victory on the strength of a Reese Havens, bases loaded knock to win it in walk-off fashion. Top-prospect Zack Wheeler took the hill for the 51s and put together one of his more solid efforts in what has been a shaky start to the season. Wheeler went 5 1/3 innings...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Previewing The Las Vegas 51s

Travis d’Arnaud, along with Zack Wheeler headline the Las Vegas 51s roster. The Mets changed Triple-A affiliates this offseason, going from Buffalo to Las Vegas and from the International League to the Pacific Coast League. The biggest storyline for this team will be how the move affects development. The Pacific Coast League, especially Las Vegas, is notorious for inflated power...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Havens And Gorski Both Clear Waivers, Rice Gets Bullpen Spot

3:30 PM Update: Adam Rubin has now reported that Darin Gorski has cleared waivers and will remain under team control. It also has been announced that Scott Rice, and not Robert Carson, will be the second lefty in the bullpen for 2013. The bullpen now projects as follows: Bobby Parnell Brandon Lyon LaTroy Hawkins Scott Atchison Josh Edgin Greg Burke Jeurys Familia Scott Rice 2:00...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Transactions: Havens And Gorski Both Clear Waivers, Remain With Mets

3:30 PM Update: Darin Gorski has also cleared waivers and will remain under team control. It also has been announced that Scott Rice, and not Robert Carson, will be the second lefty in the bullpen for 2013. The bullpen now projects as follows: Bobby Parnell Brandon Lyon LaTroy Hawkins Scott Atchison Josh Edgin Greg Burke Jeurys Familia Scott Rice 2:00 PM Update: Adam Rubin has...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Transactions: Familia and Burke Make The Team, Havens and Gorski Are Cut

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets are expected to waive infielder Reese Havens and left-hander Darin Gorski to make room on their 40-Man roster. The process would involve exposing them to waivers. If they clear, they can be outrighted to the minors. I can see either of the two being picked up by other teams, and I’d put it at 50/50, especially for Gorski who could...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Reese Havens and Darin Gorski To Be Cut From 40-Man Roster

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets are expected to waive infielder Reese Havens and left-hander Darin Gorski to make room on their 40-Man roster. The process would involve exposing them to waivers. If they clear, they can be outrighted to the minors. I can see either of the two being picked up, but it’s 50/50. Rubin writes about them: Havens, a first-round pick...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets May Look To Deal Minor Leaguers

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes: In desperate need of clearing several spots, the Mets have put out word to other teams that they are interested in moving non-core prospects on the 40-man roster. Among those available via trade: Gonzalez Germen, Darin Gorski, Reese Havens, Juan Lagares, Cesar Puello, Elvin Ramirez and Hansel Robles. That is based on the assumption that  Omar...
Via New York Mets Report
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

40 Man Roster Crunch Has Mets Looking To Deal Prospects

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes: In desperate need of clearing several spots, the Mets have put out word to other teams that they are interested in moving non-core prospects on the 40-man roster. Among those available via trade: Gonzalez Germen, Darin Gorski, Reese Havens, Juan Lagares, Cesar Puello, Elvin Ramirez and Hansel Robles. That is based on the assumption that  Omar...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

ESPN: 40 Man Roster Crunch Has Mets Looking To Deal Minor Leaguers

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes: In desperate need of clearing several spots, the Mets have put out word to other teams that they are interested in moving non-core prospects on the 40-man roster. Among those available via trade: Gonzalez Germen, Darin Gorski, Reese Havens, Juan Lagares, Cesar Puello, Elvin Ramirez and Hansel Robles. That is based on the assumption that  Omar...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

MMO Fan Shot: What Will This Mets Dynasty Team Look Like?

If you are like me, you look forward to a time when the major rebuilding is done and the Mets can (hopefully) embark on an extended period of high level competitiveness and play meaningful games (to borrow a phrase) each fall. Assuming that time is near (2014? 2015?), what will the team’s roster look like? I offer a speculative peek from one fan’s perspective that will focus...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

It's Spring For The Announcers Too

I wouldn't know Reese Havens if he came up to me and hit me over the head with a baseball bat. That's assuming he wouldn't swing and miss. Although if he hit me, he probably would pull an oblique muscle and miss a month, the poor bastard. Point being: I don't get paid to recognize Reese Havens. And contrary to what you might think, I don't carry a spring training...
Via Metstradamus
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Who Wants To Be A Mets Outfielder? Part 6

The Mets tied the Nationals tonight with a score of 4-4 after 10 innings. If you were watching the game, or following on Mets Twitter, then you probably already know the real story of the game was the Nationals Announcers, who were awful. They were complete homers, exaggerating everything the Nationals, and downplayed the Mets due to jet streams on the field. The kicker would be...
Via 213 Miles From Shea
February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Pulse: Analyzing Second Base Prospect Reese Havens

Player Name: Reese Havens  Bats: L  Throws: R Height: 6’1″  Weight: 195 lb. Position: Second Base  Age: 26  MMO Top Prospect Ranking: NR ETA: 2013 Background: There’s not much that I can tell you about Reese Havens that you probably don’t already know. He was drafted in the 1st round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of the University of South Carolina. Many experts thought...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Don’t give up on Reese Havens … yet

The preliminary 2013 Mets prospect rankings have been unkind to Reese Havens, to say the least. He’s gone from “Mets second baseman of the future” to off of some lists entirely. This is not without good reason, though. Most Mets prospect watchers know the story of Havens all too well. He was the 22nd overall pick by the Mets in the 2008 draft, four spots after they selected...
Via Mets360.com
January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

A pivotal season for several Mets prospects

The Mets farm system, while considered middle of the pack, has come a long way in recent years.  The organization, while being frugal at the big league level, has spent more freely attempting to replenish the minors. Last year, Matt Harvey, Robert Carson, Josh Edgin, Jeurys Familia, Colin McHugh, Elvin Ramirez, and Jordany Valdespin all made their big league debuts. Having said...
Via Mets360.com
January 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Our New Year Resolutions For The Mets

If you could make a New Year’s Resolution for the Mets, what would it be? Matt B. – Improve defensively. Jessep – You make a resolution when you wish to change a bad habit. Therefore, I’d like the Mets New Years resolution to be that they properly develop young talent in their minor leagues. Tie Dyed – I think finishing at .500 would be a huge accomplishment. Sean – Work...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 31, 2012  |  Discuss
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