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Scouting Reports for Mets Prospects in the 2015 Futures Game

On July 12, the 2015 MLB Futures Game will showcase some of the best minor league talent for this season. The American prospects will face off against the international-born prospects in Cincinnati during All-Star weekend.

The Mets will have two representatives on the American team this year in outfielders Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto. This will be Nimmo’s second trip to the Futures Game, with the first appearance occurring in 2013 when the Mets were the host team. Conforto, the Mets’ 2014 first-round pick, is making his first trip to the Futures Game.

What can we expect to see from each of these outfielders in a few days? Let’s find out! Here are some scouting reports on both Nimmo and Conforto.

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What We’ve Learned About the New York Mets Near the Halfway Mark

The Mets are 37-37 and about a week from being halfway done with their 2015 season. The season got off to a great start and was highlighted by an 11-game winning streak. More recently, though, the Mets have struggled, and that is why they currently have a .500 record.

Fortunately for the Mets, despite their recent shortcomings, they’re only 3.5 games behind the Nationals for the NL East lead, while the Braves are five games behind the Nationals. The Marlins (30-44) and Phillies (26-48) both seem to be out of the race this season, so the NL East should be a three-team race the rest of the season at most. Hopefully, the Mets will do well enough to at least continue to stay in the race.

What exactly have we learned about this 2015 Mets team up to this point? Let’s take a look!

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The Biggest Issues Mets Must Address at the Trade Deadline

At the middle of June, the Mets are currently 36-32 and in first place in the NL East. They certainly look to be contenders this season, but whether they can successfully hold off the Washington Nationals and win the division or take one of the wild-card spots remains to be seen. It will not be easy and the Mets will have to be more consistent, particularly on the road, to get back to the playoffs for the first time since 2006.

Most of the Mets’ core is in place right now, but injuries have certainly had an effect up to this point.

David Wright, Daniel Murphy, Jerry Blevins, Rafael Montero, Buddy Carlyle, Vic Black and Erik Goeddel are all currently on the Mets’ disabled list, along with Zack Wheeler and Josh Edgin, who are both missing the entire season after having Tommy John surgery. Bobby Parnell, Dillon Gee and Dilson Herrera have also spent part of the season on the disabled list, while Jenrry Mejia is serving an 80-game suspension.

With all these injuries, plus an inconsistent lineup and bullpen, the Mets should at least look into making some deals by the trade deadline on July 31.

Here are the three biggest issues the Mets must address by the trade deadline.


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Mets Prospects: B/R’s Top 15 Breakdown Post-2015 Draft

After 40 rounds of the 2015 MLB draft, the New York Mets‘ already strong farm system could be that much stronger now.

The Mets did not have their first-round pick this season. The Colorado Rockies got that pick as compensation for the Mets signing Michael Cuddyer in the offseason. The Rockies selected pitcher Mike Nikorak with the pick.

The Mets do not have too many weak areas in their farm system, but hopefully, the additional depth they now have can help in the future.

Here are the Mets’ top 15 prospects and where they stand now in comparison to 2014.

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Stock Up, Stock Down for Mets’ Top 10 Prospects for Week 9

The Mets have struggled over the past week against the Miami Marlins and San Diego Padres. They are currently in the middle of a four-game series in Arizona against the Diamondbacks.

Down on the farm, some of the Mets’ top prospects are now on the major league roster, including Kevin Plawecki, Dilson Herrera and Noah Syndergaard. The rest of the Mets’ top prospects, though, are still playing in the minor leagues and hoping to become a part of the major league roster one day themselves.

Here are stock updates for the Mets’ top 10 prospects.

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10 Reasons to Be Optimistic for Mets’ 2015 Season

The Mets’ 2015 season is just about here and there is a lot to look forward to, as the Mets attempt to get into the postseason for the first time since 2006.

After rebuilding for much of the decade thus far, most of the Mets’ young pieces are now on the major league roster, which means the team is that much closer to competing and having winning seasons.

Here are 10 reasons to be optimistic about the Mets this year.

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5 Things We Learned About Mets in Spring Training

Opening Day is a little more than a week away, so that means it’s time to recap spring training and see what we have learned from the New York Mets in the past month.

The Mets currently have the best Grapefruit League record at 16-11. Of course, these spring training games do not count at all for the regular season, but the Mets’ offense has hit its stride lately, and hopefully this will carry over into the regular season, which begins on April 6.

Here are five things we have learned about the Mets in spring training.

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3 Moves the New York Mets Should Try to Make

Spring training is more than halfway through, and the New York Mets recently received terrible news that Zack Wheeler will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the entire 2015 season.

This, of course, could have a big effect on the Mets’ season. But the fact that the regular season is only a few weeks away doesn’t mean the Mets can’t make moves right now.

Here are three moves the Mets should consider making.

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Mets Players Who Are in Serious Danger of Being Cut or Demoted

With MLB spring training in full swing, some players are battling with each other to get a spot in the starting lineup or pitching rotation. Others are fighting just to have a spot on the roster.

Those roster-spot battles can be the difference between a mediocre minor league salary and a much larger major league salary. It can even make or break a baseball career for some.

Here are a few New York Mets who could be on the bubble for making a roster spot.

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Predicting the Mets’ 2015 Opening Day Bench

While starting players get all the attention and make the big headlines consistently, it’s critical for a team to have good depth on the bench in case of injuries. Giving the starting position players occasional rest is beneficial as well, so they can stay fresh for the entire season.

Furthermore, especially in the National League, having good pinch hitters ready for late-inning situations can be important for potential rallies.

Here are the five players who are most likely to be on the New York Mets bench on Opening Day.

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