STEVEN MATZ NEWS

Wright Believes In His Team, Supports GM’s Decision Not To Trade Young Arm

Speaking to Newsday reporter Marc Carig at his fundraiser to benefit a children’s hospital in his hometown Friday night, Mets third baseman David Wright said he supports Sandy Alderson’s decision not to trade a young arm like Steven Matz, Rafael Montero or Noah Syndergaard to bring in a player that can fill or upgrade a vital position. “My focus is short term,” he said....
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Matz Ranked Eighth Best LHP Prospect In Baseball

Mets top prospect Steven Matz, was just ranked by Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com as the eighth best left-handed pitching prospect in baseball. Top Dodgers pitching prospect Julio Urias was ranked first. Scouting Grades: Fastball: 65 | Curveball: 50 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 50 | Overall: 55 Mayo writes: Matz is lean, lanky and loose, firing mid-90s fastballs with ease and having the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Triple-A Las Vegas 51′s Roster

With the Major League roster pretty close to being set minus 2nd lefty and possibly the last bench spot, lets take a look at what could be the opening day roster for the Las Vegas 51′s. Starting Rotation Noah Syndergaard – Ace in Vegas until the Super Two cutoff. Steven Matz – Started last year in St. Lucie but he is rising fast. Rafael Montero – Seems like most the likely...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hope You Had A Good Good Time

Perhaps January 14th will go down as just another day in the offseason. Another page turned. But perhaps this was the day we look back upon and say hallelujah if the Mets actually make some headway in the division race. As we look upon this day in the lives in the division rivals of the N.L. East, we find that the Washington Nationals have traded reliever and notorious Met Killer...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Backman High On Matz & Conforto, Concerned About Flores & Murphy Up The Middle

Wally Backman takes a photo with avid Mets fan Reymundo at the QBC Always a fan favorite, Wally Backman was a big hit on Saturday at the Queens Baseball Convention where he signed autographs, took photos with fans, and participated in a Q&A panel with ESPN’s Adam Rubin. Backman, who will return for his fourth season as manager of the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s, had a lot of great...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

I Wouldn’t Trade Our Roster With Any Other Team In The NL East

I was going through some old posts from a couple of years ago looking for something I once had written about Juan Lagares when I came across this photo. It was taken by a Mets staffer during a flight and posted on Mets.com, and I used it in a post that said, “the Mets future looks bright.” Here we are heading into the 2015 season and I look at those five players and I thought...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

DePodesta Draws Comparisons Between Steven Matz and Jacob deGrom

Mets left-handed pitching prospect, Steven Matz, had perhaps the most dominating season of any player in the Mets minors in 2014. Matz posted an excellent  2.24 ERA with 131 strikeouts in 140 innings pitched for Double-A Binghamton and Advanced-A St. Lucie. Matz also excelled in the playoffs with a phenomenal start in the Eastern League Championship Series. Matz struck out 11 batters...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Exclusive: Catching Up With Mets Prospect Xorge Carrillo

Amidst the Mets catching talent, prospect Xorge Carrillo has gotten lost in the fold. The 2011 14th round draftee recently enjoyed a career year at Double-A Binghamton, batting .283, posting a .355 on base percentage and catching 29% of would-be base stealers in 2014. I just profiled Carrillo’s 2014 performance and speculated about his major league future for my site Grading on...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Top 15 Organizational Prospects

Perhaps 2015 will be the season that the Mets finally return to the playoffs. And if that does happen, you can credit an elite farm system for taking them there and not roster built with free agent dollars. The Mets’ system is still flush with talented arms such as Steven Matz and Noah Syndergaard, however, the emergence of a bevy of surprisingly talented position players has catapulted...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets360 Top 50 Prospects: Players 4 & 3

The Top 4 prospects in the Mets farm system represents the immediate future of the New York call-ups. But it is far from definite that all these guys will be wearing a Mets uniform in the future. Some might get traded to upgrade the big squad, but who exactly might leave is anyone’s guess at the moment. For now, all are still ours’ to drool over. In case you missed any of the...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

FanGraphs: Former MLB Scout Sums Up Mets Prospects

In a comprehensive organizational report for FanGraphs, former big-league scout, Kiley McDaniel analyzes and sums up over two dozen Mets prospects in a must-read article for you minor league aficionados. 1. Noah Syndergaard  – Projects as a potential frontline arm and will get tossed into the MLB rotation group in spring training, but the Mets expect him to be the 5th-6th starter...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Is this the right plan for the New York Mets?

This has been one of the busiest offseasons we have seen in a while. The Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Diego Padres have basically all completely reconfigured their rosters. The Padres are team that is most like the Mets. They have built up a solid farm system and are now turning those prospects into major league talent through trades. Citi Field The New York Mets...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball America: Thor Leads Mets Top 10 Prospects

Baseball America released their Mets Top 10 Prospects today and they project a bright future for the Mets. All seven of the Mets’ domestic affiliates finished at .500 or better in 2014, giving New York a cumulative .568 winning percentage that led all organizations. They point out that the system has finally begun to see some position players move up to the higher levels and closer...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Syndergaard and Matz Top Sickels’ Mets Top 20

Here are the New York Mets Top 20 Prospects for 2015 as comprised by John Sickels of Minor League Ball. 1. Noah Syndergaard, RHP, Grade A-: Age 22, 4.60 ERA with 145/43 K/BB in 133 innings in Triple-A, 154 hits. I don’t think there is anything wrong with Syndergaard that getting out of the PCL/Las Vegas won’t cure. Velocity continues to increase, curve continues to improve,...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the New York Mets finished making moves this offseason?

Short answer: no, or at least I hope not. The New York Mets made one major splash this offseason, signing free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer to a two-year $21 million dollar deal. The team then followed up by signing OF/1B John Mayberry Jr. to a one-year deal to serve as a right-handed bat off the bench. Now, there are two potential moves left for the Mets to make. The first is...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s Easy To Forget How Good Jon Niese Has Been

Reading the tea leaves, Jon Niese, Dillon Gee and Bartolo Colon will all inevitably be traded in the near future sooner or later and certainly before their team control with the Mets expires. Top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard will likely come in and assume a rotation spot this season, followed by the final development and eventual promotion of Steven Matz who will ultimately...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Armed and Dangerous: Mets Pitchers Are Drawing Attention

It’s amazing how you can ask a dozen different Met fans about the state of the team and you get a dozen different answers ranging from the worst imaginable doom and gloom forecast to an incredibly bright future filled with perennial pennant runs. I bring that up because after years of being so down on this team, I’ve really started feeling good about them again. That’s mainly...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson On Mets Prospects: Matz, Conforto, Plawecki, Nimmo

MMO’s John Bernhardt had Sandy Alderson on as his guest during today’s Tip-Off show on WIOX Radio. Here is what he had to say about several of the Mets prospects. Steven Matz, LHP “He had a very good season in 2013, and exceeded that in 2014, both at St. Lucie and at Binghamton. His numbers were very similar at both places, which is very positive given the fact that he had...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

The 2014 Mets All-Prospect Team

2014 has been another encouraging season for the Mets minor league system. The Mets minor league affiliates have posted the highest winning percentage among all the MLB farm systems, and many players have emerged as exciting prospects. In this post, I will rank the best prospects at each position for MMO’s 2014 All-Prospect Team. The players chosen will be based on a combination...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball America Ranks FSL Top 20

Baseball America ranked Steven Matz the No. 7 prospect in the Florida State League, withDilson Herrera coming in at No. 12 and Brandon Nimmo at No. 17 in their Top 20. 7. Steve Matz, lhp, St. Lucie Matz impresses scouts and managers with both his stuff and his mound demeanor, where he shows toughness and confidence. He missed two seasons after having Tommy John surgery, but...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Matz Places 4th On The Eastern League Top 20

Today Baseball America released the Eastern League top 20. Michael Taylor of the Nationals topped the list with a fantastic campaign and three Mets made the cut. Steven Matz, coming off a stellar year was rewarded with a #4 in the top 20. Dilson Herrera was behind him in the 12th spot, performing exceptionally well after being bumped up to Double-A and torching the league. After...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking back at minor league predictions

At the beginning of the year, I wrote this piece, where I noted five of the more under-the-radar pitching prospects in the Mets system to keep an eye on in 2014.  The players I identified were: Casey Meisner, Robert Whalen, Robert Gsellman, Chris Flexen and Marcos Molina. Now that the season has come to a close, and we’ve been in a projection-reviewing mode here at Mets360, let’s...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Selling High On Jacob deGrom

Jacob deGrom has been the Mets’ most exciting player this season.  He’s lit up the radar gun, struck out 144 batters, and put himself in prime position to land the coveted NL Rookie of the year award. But in a Mets’ organization flush with talented arms, is the time to trade Jacob deGrom now? The Mets have serious holes around the diamond, but even without deGrom, starting...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Should Seize The Moment And Take Back NYC

As we head into the offseason, the city of New York is ripe for the picking. The Yankees are still king while the Mets have been the butt of the joke for years. But an era is ending in the Bronx. The last link to the Yankee Dynasty will be gone. Our crosstown rivals will have missed the playoffs for two straight seasons. Five Octobers will have passed since the last Yankee world...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball America: Matz, Herrera, Nimmo Make FSL Top 20

Baseball America ranked Steven Matz the No. 7 prospect in the Florida State League, with Dilson Herrera coming in at No. 12 and Brandon Nimmo at No. 17 in their Top 20. In 24 starts across two levels, Matz was consistently dominant all year long. He began the season with a 2.21 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 69.1 innings pitched for Advanced-A St. Lucie. The hard-throwing lefty was then promoted...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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