Rob Castellano

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What to expect from Juan Lagares


What should Mets fans expect from the 24-year-old outfielder who is on the verge of his major league debut?

Ike's Slow Start: It happened to Keith, too


Ike isn't the only Mets first baseman to ever struggle out of the gates as a young player.

Wilmer Flores: Still a really good hitter

While Mets fans lament the two-month layoff of their shiny, new catching prospect, it should cheer them to remember an oldie-but-goodie that can still rake with the best of 'em.

Banner Day open to digital entries


I expect -- nay -- demand a heavy contingent of AA users to flood this thing with glorious MS Paintz.

Random Numbers: 4/17/13


The Mets have been a team of extremes thus far in 2013.

Mateo to DL, DeGrom promoted

Mets pitching prospect Luis Mateo has been moved to the DL with an elbow strain.

Random Numbers: Matt Harvey Edition


Appreciating the statistical greatness that is Harvey.

Mets Prospect Performance Meter - April

It seems that Rafael Montero is unaware of his mid-rotation upside. Also, Brandon Nimmo rakes for Savannah while Cory Vaughn plays the role of Cory Vaughn.

Alonzo Harris: From the 39th round to the Show?

An intriguing combo of speed and plate discipline is making this one-time 39th round pick into a very interesting sleeper prospect.

Jordany Valdespin: A Study of Bias in Baseball


The aptly numbered infielder is quite a polarizing figure.

Late Entry, Julio Borbon?


Is it perhaps not too late to improve the Mets...questionable outfield?

Is Wilfredo Tovar still a sleeper prospect?

Or is this just a case of not being able to quit the 21-year-old shortstop?

Rainy Lara: Sleeper Prospect for 2013?


The 22-year-old righty was overshadowed as a member of the 2012 Brooklyn rotation. But he may deserve as much attention as anyone on that staff.

Mets Daily Farm Report - 4/6/13: System Sweep

Catch up on all of last night's minor league action from around the Mets farm system!

Mets Daily Farm Report - 4/4/13: Opening Day!

The Amazin' Avenue minor league team is back in the saddle for another season in 2013!

Mets Minor League Rosters Officially Set


On the day that the minor league season kicks off, review all of the assignments throughout the Mets farm system.


Two months later, Mets perform the Harlem Shake

Featuring Marlon Byrd as The Hulk!

What to make of short-season pitching statistics

Especially in pitching-friendly environments like MCU Park, how seriously should we consider stats in short-season ball?

So just who is Scott Rice anyway?


Or how a former 17-year old first round draft pick turned 14-year minor league veteran made good on his major league promise.



Are there any last-minute bargain bin items that could potentially improve the Mets chances in 2013?

Hefner hit by comebacker, leaves game


Today's starter Jeremy Hefner had to leave the game after being hit by a hard liner off the bat of former Met Carlos Beltran.

An in-depth look at Mets minor league park factors

What does the run-scoring landscape of the Mets minor league system look like?

Cards cut Cedeno; should the Mets pursue?


Should the Mets re-visit the idea of signing Cedeno to reprise the role he filled so well last year as the club's backup middle infielder?

Minor League Roundup: Notes on Lutz and d'Arnaud

What's the contingency plan at third base? And is the Mets newest top prospect overrated?

How Well Does Terry Collins Manage The Bullpen?


Baseball Prospectus gives us a good starting point for evaluating the Manager's ability to handle the relief corps.

Mets Top Prospect Fulmer Goes Under The Knife

2011 first-rounder Michael Fulmer was slated for surgery for a torn meniscus in his right knee.

The True Cost of a Super Two Player

Twelve million reasons why Travis d'Arnaud belongs in Las Vegas come April.

Minor League Roundup: Flores, Valdespin, and MDD

Is Flores actually competent at second? Is Valdespin learning to take a pitch? Is den Dekker Kirk's understudy?

Minor League Notes on Matz, Puello, and Montero

Is Matz a good bet to stay healthy? Do we care about Puello's links to PEDs? And is Montero the next Pedro Martinez?

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