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MLB Pipeline named Peter Alonso the Mets’ Hitting Prospect of the Year and named David Peterson their Pitching Prospect of the Year. In 132 games between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Las Vegas, Alonso drove in 119 runs and had a .975 OPS, and Peterson posted a 3.16 ERA across Single-A Columbia and Advanced-A St. Lucie.
On Thursday, Alonso collected multiple hits for the third consecutive day in the Arizona Fall League. He’s 7-for-12.
Also from Fancred, the Mets front office is reportedly split on manager Mickey Callaway, though it seems he’ll at least be back at the start of 2019.
Around the National League East
The hosts of The Good Phight’s “Continued Success” podcast remembered Games 1 and 2 of the team’s 1993 NLCS against the Braves.
Around Major League Baseball
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Steve Sypa dropped the second installment of a 10-part series on the best Mets minor league pitchers he saw in 2018.
Steve also went back and reviewed his preseason predictions about the farm system.
Midseason acquisition Jose Bautista provided about as much value as one could hope for in 2018, according to Richard Staff.
This Date in Mets History
In 1988, the Mets fell victim to an Orel Hershiser shutout in Game 7 of the NLCS. The Dodgers ace made three starts and one relief appearance in the seven-game set, posting a 1.09 ERA and claiming series MVP honors.