Meet the Mets
The Mets had a welcome day off on the field, but things were busy as can be off the field. Brodie Van Wagenen had the chance to preside over his first draft day as Mets GM, and a pattern quickly emerged, with the Mets selecting a couple of high-upside, higher-risk prospects.
In the first round the Mets took Brett Baty, a high school third baseman out of Texas.
In the second round, the Mets selected another Texas high school player, this time a pitcher, Josh Wolf.
Daniel Zamora is living proof that you don’t need to be drafted in the first two rounds to make it to the majors.
Ron Darling will make his return to the Mets’ booth tonight, after battling cancer for the past few weeks.
Joel Sherman didn’t buy Mickey Callaway’s anger after the Mets’ frustrating losses in Arizona.
Kevin Kernan says even if Callaway’s anger is real, it might be too late.
The Mets have partnered with KultureCity to help make Mets games more friendly for fans with autism and other sensory-specific needs.
Fangraphs tried to determine which teams in baseball have had the most exciting games this season. The Mets came out near the top, but unfortunately, a lot of that had to do with them blowing late leads or failing to finish off a comeback.
Around the National League East
MLB extended Odubel Herrera’s administrative leave. The Phillies outfielder is due in court on June 17 to face charges over an altercation involving his girlfriend at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City.
The Phillies selected college shortstop Bryson Stott with their top pick in the draft. Stott is one of the more polished prospects in the draft.
Andrew McCutchen appeared to go down with a knee injury during the Phillies’ game on Monday.
Around Major League Baseball
Julio Urias will not be charged with domestic battery.
The Hardball Times took a look at the physics of how teams that use humidors for their balls might be able to cheat.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Steve Sypa handled the Daily Prospect Report.
There was a new episode of UnforMETable released, all about Marco Scutaro.
Steve Sypa and friends made their Mets draft wishes known. Only Lukas got his wish.