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Amazin Avenue

Draft profile: Hayden Senger

With their twenty-fourth selection in the 2018 draft, the Mets selected Hayden Senger, a catcher from Ohio. Name: Hayden Senger Born: Liberty Township, Ohio Age: 21 (4/03/1997) Height/Weight: 6’1”/215 lbs. Position: C Bats/Throws: R/R School: Miami University Hayden Senger was a standout athlete at Lakota East High School. In addition to lettering four times in baseball, he lettered three times in football. After graduating, he honored his commitment to Miami University, and made the Redhawks’ baseball team as their starting catcher. In 2016, his first year there, he hit...

New York Post

Zack Wheeler was there to see Brandon Nimmo’s first star turn

PHOENIX — Their long Mets journey began together way back in the summer of 2011 in the Florida heat. Brandon Nimmo, 18, had just signed with the Mets out of Wyoming American Legion ball as a first-round draft pick in mid-August. That was soon after the Mets had traded Carlos Beltran for Zack Wheeler, a...

Amazin Avenue

Draft profile: Saul Gonzalez

With their twenty-third selection in the 2018 draft, the Mets selected Saul Gonzalez, a right-handed pitcher from Puerto Rico. Name: Saul Gonzalez Born: Cidra, Puerto Rico Age: 18 (12/28/99) Height/Weight: 6’7”/235 lbs. Position: RHP Bats/Throws: R/R School: Montverde Academy Born in Puerto Rico, Saul Gonzalez moved continental U.S. as a boy and attended Montverde Academy for his junior and senior years. Originally a two-way player, Montverde Academy coaches quickly realized that his future was on the mound and focused all of his training on pitching. The results were tangible, as he...

Bluebird Banter

Happy Birthday Manny Lee

It is Manny Lee’s 52nd birthday. Yeah, I’ve heard he didn’t like the name ‘Manny’, but I wouldn’t know who Manuel Lee was, so I’m sticking with the name I know. Manny was an infielder for the Blue Jays for 8 seasons. He didn’t have much of a bat, he hit .254/.304/.323 in 753 games as a Blue Jay. Lee was signed as a free agent out of the Dominican Republic, by the Mets, back in 1982. He and a couple of others were traded to the Astros for Ray Knight. Knight would go on to be a big part of the Mets’ 1986 World Series winning team. We picked him up in the 1984 Rule 5 draft....


Mets sign first-round draft pick to below-slot deal; sign second rounder above slot

The Mets have signed their first and second round picks from this years draft.        

Blogging the Bombers | New York Daily News

Mets announce signing of first-round pick Jarred Kelenic

The Mets announced the signing of first-round draft pick Jarred Kelenic on Friday. The 18-year-old outfielder out of Waukesha West High School in Wisconsin, the sixth overall pick in this year's draft, will be assigned to the rookie-level Gulf Coast Mets. Before starting his pro career, the Mets...

New York Post

Mets’ minors reload starts with Cyclones

While the Mets of the present are floundering in Queens, the Mets of the future may better whet the appetite of anyone looking for optimism. Though the organization’s farm system generally ranks among the lowest in baseball, that could start to change after this month’s draft — and multiple draftees will get their starts Friday...


Mets sign first round pick Jarred Kelenic, choose his minor league assignment

The Mets have struck a deal with OF Jarred Kelenic, who they selected with the No. 6 pick in the MLB Draft.


Mets sign second round pick Simeon Woods-Richardson

The Mets have agreed with their recent second round draft pick, RHP Simeon Woods-Richardson on a deal worth $1.85 million

Amazin Avenue

Amazin’ Avenue Audio, Episode 285: In the Jackpot

This week, we try to find ways to help the Mets, as futile as that may seem. Amazin’ Avenue Audio, Episode 285: In the Jackpot Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we try to play GM and try to figure out the etymology of folksy umpire expressions. This week, Brian Salvatore and Allison McCague discuss the general state of the Mets (spoiler - it’s bad), talk about how to improve the team quickly (inspired by this piece by Chris McShane), and discuss the best video of the year. (1:05) Next up, Steve Sypa takes a look at the prep players the Mets took in the draft last week....

Lookout Landing

Mariners Moose Tracks, 6/14/18: Mitch Haniger, the New York Mets, and the FIFA World Cup

Happy Thursday! Good morning everyone! I hope you’re all having a pleasant week and enjoyed watching the M’s crush the Angels. The Mariners have a big test this weekend starting with the series opener against the Red Sox tonight. Should be a good one. Here are some links to keep you occupied in the interim. In Mariners news... It looks like the Mariners are making progress with their draft picks. #Mariners announce the signing of 29 picks of 40 picks. Top pick Logan Gilbert is still unsigned. But that should be done soon with Gilbert making an appearance at Safeco Field this weekend....

Amazin Avenue

Mets claim reliever Chris Beck off waivers

Beck will join the Mets’ bullpen when they visit Arizona The New York Mets have claimed right-handed reliever Chris Beck off waivers from the Chicago White Sox. Beck is expected to be with the team on Thursday when they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. According to Mike Puma, the move was made with a recommendation from manager Mickey Callaway. Beck, who was drafted in the second round of the 2012 MLB draft (76th overall), has pitched in each of the last four seasons with the White Sox. He has a career 5.94 ERA, 6.23 FIP, and 1.71 WHIP in 119-and-two-thirds innings. In...

Amazin Avenue

Draft profile: Jaylen Palmer

With their twenty-second selection in the 2018 draft, the Mets selected Jaylen Palmer, a shortstop from Brooklyn. Name: Jaylen Palmer Born: Brooklyn, New York Age: 17 (7/31/00) Height/Weight: 6’3”/195 lbs. Position: SS Bats/Throws: R/R School: Holy Cross High School (Flushing, New York) A recent growth spurt transformer Jaylen Palmer from a scrawny, 5’5”, 150-pound undersized middle infielder into a 6’3”, 195-pound athlete. As a junior, he hit .308/.439/.371 in 28 games for the Holy Cross Knights and hit .286/.511/.476 in 24 games this past season. Palmer is extremely athletic,...

Amazin Avenue

2018 Mets draft profile: Brooks Warren

With their twentieth selection in the 2018 draft, the Mets selected Brooks Warren, a left-handed pitcher from Mississippi. Name: Brooks Warren Born: French Camp, Mississippi Age: 20 (3/25/98) Height/Weight: 6’3”/215 lbs. Position: LHP Bats/Throws: L/L School: East Central Community College Undrafted out of high school, Brooks Warren attended East Central Community College, where he played baseball for two years. As a freshman, he posted a 6.05 ERA in 38.2 innings pitched, allowing 49 hits, walking 34, and striking out 36 batters. He returned as a sophomore and had a much better year,...

New York Post

Keeping aces is just first step in blueprint for fixing Mets

The Mets’ mantra going forward is simple. Acquire athleticism, any way you can. Trade for it, draft it, sign it. That is the plan to make the Mets a contender for the long run. In some ways they have accomplished the hardest part. Mickey Callaway and Dave Eiland have done a good job of getting...

Amazin Avenue

2018 Mets draft profile: Tommy Wilson

With their nineteenth selection in the 2018 draft, the Mets selected Tommy Wilson, a right-handed pitcher from California. Name: Tommy Wilson Born: Los Angeles, California Age: 22 (5/26/96) Height/Weight: 6’4”/220 lbs. Position: RHP Bats/Throws: R/R School: Cal State Fullerton Tommy Wilson doesn’t have baseball in his blood, but he does have greatness: his father, Thomas Wilson, portrayed Biff Tannen in Back to the Future. After graduating from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California, Wilson attended St. Mary’s College of California. He did not play baseball there, but...

Amazin Avenue

Episode 284: 2018 Draft recap

The Mets had the sixth pick of the draft - did the choose wisely? Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we try to find some hope in the future - specifically, Jarred Kelenic. This week, Steve Sypa joins Chris McShane to talk about the 2018 MLB Draft, and to see what the Mets did with their highest draft pick in over a decade. As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the...


Mets promoting top LHP prospect David Peterson to St. Lucie

The Mets' 2017 first round draft choice, LHP David Peterson, was promoted to St. Lucie after a stellar outing on Saturday night.

Rising Apple

Mets Draft Review: Taking a look at the team’s first five picks in 2018

The 2018 MLB Draft was an important one for the New York Mets. Their mission: replenish a depleted farm system. It’s no secret that the New York Mets have a less than mediocre farm system. Other than Peter Alonso and Andres Gimenez, there aren’t many hitters in the minor leagues that could excel in the […] Mets Draft Review: Taking a look at the team’s first five picks in 2018 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Rising Apple

Mets: Jarred Kelenic and other notable sixth overall draft picks

The New York Mets took high school outfielder Jarred Kelenic sixth overall in the 2018 MLB Draft. Could he succeed like many others taken at number six? On Monday June 4, 2018, the New York Mets selected outfielder Jarred Kelenic sixth overall in the MLB Draft. The high school outfielder is likely a half-decade away […] Mets: Jarred Kelenic and other notable sixth overall draft picks - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Call to the Pen

New York Mets: Interview with 2018 15th Round Draft Pick Phil Capra

New York Mets 15th round draft pick Phil Capra spoke with Call to the Pen about being drafted and becoming a professional baseball player I had the pleasure of speaking with New York Mets 15th round draft pick Phil Capra, a catcher from Wagner College. Capra is the first player from the school taken since […] New York Mets: Interview with 2018 15th Round Draft Pick Phil Capra - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

New York Post

Mets draft pitcher with ‘Back to the Future’ connection

Well looky what we have here. In the 19th round of the MLB draft on Wednesday, the Mets selected Cal State Fullerton’s Tommy Wilson (below, at left). Name sound familiar? The 560th overall pick is the son of Thomas Wilson, the actor who played big-headed bully Biff Tannen in the “Back to the Future” movies....

Rising Apple

New York Mets three worst first round draft picks ever

It’s too early to tell how Jarred Kelenic will turn out, but the Mets have had their fair share of terrible first round picks. Let’s take a look down memory lane with some of the worst first round picks the New York Mets ever made. Steve Chilcott: 1966 In 1966, the Kansas City Royals drafted […] New York Mets three worst first round draft picks ever - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Amazin Avenue

Draft profile: Andrew Mitchell

With their fourteenth selection in the 2018 draft, the Mets selected Andrew Mitchell, a left-handed pitcher from Louisiana. Name: Andrew Mitchell Born: New Orleans, Louisiana Age: 23 (10/23/94) Height/Weight: 6’1”/200 lbs. Position: LHP Bats/Throws: L/L School: Auburn A graduate of Jesuit High School in New Orleans in 2013, where he played football in addition to baseball, Andrew Mitchell posted a 1.34 ERA as a senior, striking out 51 batters in 36.2 innings. He initially enrolled at Louisiana State University, but hurt himself and redshirted. In 2015, he transferred to Delgado...

Amazin Avenue

Draft profile: Chase Chambers

With their eighteenth selection in the 2018 draft, the Mets selected Chase Chambers, a first baseman from Tennessee. Name: Chase Chambers Born: Farragut, Tennessee Age: 22 (8/22/95) Height/Weight: 6’1”/250 lbs. Position: 1B Bats/Throws: L/L School: Tennessee Tech Chase Chambers lettered four years at Farragut High School, batting .462 with 10 home runs in his senior year. In 2015, he went off to college, settling on Tennessee Tech, and was immediately penciled in as the Golden Eagle’s starting first baseman, playing 54 of the team’s 55 games. In his freshman year, Chambers hit...

Amazin Avenue

Draft profile: Phil Capra

With their fifteenth selection in the 2018 draft, the Mets selected Phil Capra, a catcher from New York. Name: Phil Capra Born: North Salem, New York Age: 21 (10/01/96) Height/Weight: 5’10”/205 lbs. Position: C Bats/Throws: S/R School: Wagner College Phil Capra, a North Salem native, comes from a family of athletes. His father, played baseball and football at Pace University, and his sister is currently on the senior varsity softball team at Fairfield University. Phil was a four-year member of the North Salem High School baseball team, helping lead the Tigers to a sectional second-place...

Amazin Avenue

Draft profile: Christian Tripp

With their thirteenth selection in the 2018 draft, the Mets selected Christian Tripp, a right-handed pitcher from Texas. Name: Christian Tripp Born: Spring, Texas Age: 21 (3/13/97) Height/Weight: 6’7”/220 lbs. Position: RHP Bats/Throws: R/R School: University of New Mexico Christian Tripp comes from an athletic family. His father, Garry, played baseball and basketball at McMurray University and his mother, Darlene, played volleyball at Southern Illinois University. Christian’s sport of choice was baseball, and as a high schooler, he was dominant on the field. A two-year letter winner...