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Mets | Wilmer Flores will be 100%

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:25:40 -0800

New York Mets SS Wilmer Flores (leg) is working out at full strength and says he will be 100% for spring training.

Fantasy Tip: Flores has some surprisng pop for a middle infielder (16 homers in 137 games), but a utility role will severely limit his fantasy potential to deep NL-only games.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Star-Ledger - Jorge Castillo

Mets | Jeurys Familia avoids arbitration

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:59:00 -0800

New York Mets RP Jeurys Familia avoided arbitration Wednesday, Feb. 3, by agreeing to a one-year, $4.1 million deal.

Fantasy Tip: Familia had an amazing year with a 1.85 ERA and converted 43 of his 48 save chances. He has solidified his spot as a top-end fantasy closer in just one season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB Network - Jon Heyman

Mets | Michael Conforto to play some RF

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:16:33 -0800

New York Mets OFs Michael Conforto and Alejandro De Aza are expected to be exposed to right field in spring training, according to general manager Sandy Alderson. Alderson doesn't expect OF Yoenis Cespedes to play any right field. Conforto played right field seven times as a freshman in college in 2012 but has mainly played in left. De Aza has appeared for 52 starts in his career in right field. Cespedes could play center field against righties and left field against left-handed pitchers.

Fantasy Tip: The future is bright for the lefty swinging Conforto after he slugged nine home runs in just 56 games in his first taste of major league action. He'll be in a platoon role in the outfield for New York, and he must improve against lefties (.214/.267/.214) before he'll become anything more than a late-round selection in deep mixed leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Adam Rubin

Mets | Sixth starter on tap for Mets

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:58:42 -0800

New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler (elbow) is expected to return around midseason, but the team plans to use a sixth starter, occasionally, before he returns to keep pitchers fresh.

Fantasy Tip: The team wants to limit Steven Matz's innings, and this will be a way for them to do so. Matz is in the SP3 range with breakout potential. Wheeler is a decent flyer late it drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Adam Rubin

Mets | Two Mets catchers to test other positions

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:40:03 -0800

New York Mets C Travis d'Arnaud and C Kevin Plawecki will play other positions to be determined in spring training.

Fantasy Tip: d'Arnaud's power makes him a midrange catcher option in fantasy.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Adam Rubin

Mets | Zack Wheeler alters arm angle

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:33:53 -0800

New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler (elbow), who is currently rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, has altered his arm angle and is hoping for similar success that SP Jacob deGrom found with more downward movement and less stress on his elbow. The Mets have slowed Wheeler down after his surgery and now anticipate a July comeback after a 15-month layoff.

Fantasy Tip: Wheeler is just another one of New York's bright young pitching talents, and he'll be overshadowed now that he's been out since 2014. Starters coming off Tommy John surgery usually require a period of adjustment, so don't be surprised if he's up and down upon his return in the second half. Even then, he might be worth stashing in an NL-only or deep mixed league if you have extra spots.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Kevin Kernan

Mets | Lucas Duda deserves full-time role

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:39:59 -0800

New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda deserves everyday playing time against left-handed pitchers after he hit .285 with seven home runs against southpaws in 2015 in 123 at-bats, in the opinion of's Adam Rubin.

Fantasy Tip: Duda is once again a candidate to slug 30 home runs, and his improvements against lefties are a big reason why. However, he's prone to long slumps and is known as a streaky hitter, so be prepared to live with that if you own him.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Adam Rubin

Mets | Neil Walker avoids arbitration

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 13:21:53 -0800

New York Mets 2B Neil Walker re-signed a one-year, $10.55 million contract to avoid arbitration Friday, Jan. 29.

Fantasy Tip: Through six full seasons in the league, Walker has averaged 67 runs, 16 home runs, 70 RBI and a .273/.338/.433 slash line per year, and more of the same should be expected in his first campaign with the Mets. He is a low-risk option as your starting second baseman in mixed leagues, and he can be scooped up in the late middle rounds.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Adam Rubin

Mets | Wilmer Flores to be super-utility player

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 18:20:43 -0800

New York Mets INF Wilmer Flores is expected to be used in a super-utility role during the 2016 season, according to manager Terry Collins, who noted that he is capable of playing all four infield positions.

Fantasy Tip: Flores platooned at shortstop last year with Ruben Tejada, batting .263 with 16 home runs and 59 RBIs in 137 regular-season contests. However, the offseason acquisition of SS Asdrubal Cabrera means that it is uncertain how much playing time Flores will receive while spelling Cabrera, 3B David Wright, 2B Neil Walker and 1B Lucas Duda. His ability to hit for power means he should still be selected in the middle rounds of NL-only fantasy leagues and the later rounds of mixed leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Kevin Kernan

Mets | David Wright expected to bat second

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 18:13:21 -0800

New York Mets 3B David Wright is expected to hit second in the batting order as a result of OF Yoenis Cespedes returning to the club, according to manager Terry Collins.

Fantasy Tip: The 33-year-old Wright hit .289 with five home runs and 17 RBIs in 152 at-bats during an injury-plagued 2015 season, including a .297 mark out of the second spot in the batting order. When healthy, he can still be a productive player, especially with the protection surrounding him in the lineup.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Kevin Kernan

Mets | Ruben Tejada sheds walking boot

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:34:00 -0800

New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada (leg) recently shed the walking boot which was protecting his fractured right fibula. He has been working out in his native Panama and he could report to the team's spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Monday, Feb. 1, which would be more than three weeks before the mandatory reporting date for position players.

Fantasy Tip: Tejada is expected to split time at shortstop with Wilmer Flores this season, although he is considered the weaker hitter of the two. He should only be viewed as middle infield depth for NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Adam Rubin

Mets | Zack Wheeler rehab update

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:05:39 -0800

New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler (elbow) is currently working out at the team's spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., although he hasn't been cleared to throw off a mound yet.

Fantasy Tip: If all goes well with his rehab, Wheeler could resume pitching in the majors by June or July. He missed the entire 2015 season due to Tommy John surgery but he could be worth taking a late-round flier on in NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Adam Rubin

Mets | Wilmer Flores sheds walking boot

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:02:05 -0800

New York Mets SS Wilmer Flores (ankle) recently shed the walking boot which was protecting his fractured left ankle and has been working out at the team's complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla. He hopes to resume hitting later this week.

Fantasy Tip: Flores is expected to be healthy by the time spring training camp opens. He will split time with Ruben Tejada at shortstop for the Mets, although he is considered the more attractive fantasy option because of his ability to hit for power. He hit .263 with 16 home runs and 59 RBIs in 137 regular-season games last year, although concerns about his playing time could cause him to fall to the later rounds of drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Adam Rubin

Mets | Yoenis Cespedes contract details

Sat, 23 Jan 2016 12:18:32 -0800

Updating a previous report, New York Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes' three-year, $75 million contract will pay him $25 million annually, according to a source. However, if he decides to opt out after the 2016 season, he will make $27.5 million because the deal is front-loaded with a bonus. Cespedes' contract contains a full no-trade clause and does not include deferred money.

Fantasy Tip: Cespedes should be viewed as a high-end OF2 in mixed fantasy baseball leagues. He hit .291 with 35 home runs and 105 RBIs in 159 regular-season games with the Tigers and Mets last year.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Anthony McCarron

Mets | Yoenis Cespedes re-signs with NYM

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 20:31:56 -0800

Updating a previous story, free-agent OF Yoenis Cespedes (Mets) has agreed to terms on a three-year deal worth $75 million to return to the New York Mets, according to sources. The deal includes an opt-out option after one year and a full no-trade clause.

Fantasy Tip: Cespedes ultimately decided to return to the Mets rather than sign with the Washington Nationals. He has excellent power, and he is a strong OF2 heading into 2016.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Ken Rosenthal

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New York Mets Player News

Abreu Michel 1B
Ahmed German SS
Almeida Adrian P
Alvarado Giancarlo RP
Alvarez Manny P
Ambres Chip OF
Armas Jr. Tony RP
Arroyo Rafael C
Ashley Nevin C
Barboso Andrew P
Barrett Michael C
Bastardo Antonio RP
Becerra Wuilmer OF
Bell Bubba OF
Below Duane RP
Bennett Charles P
Birdwell Peter P
Blevins Jerry RP
Botts Jason OF
Bradford Chase P
Brown Kyle OF
Budgell Matthew P
Burt Jr. Jim 1B
Bynum Mike P
Cabrera Asdrubal SS
Cabrera Jolbert INF
Camacho Eddie P
Campbell Eric 3B
Campos Francisco SP
Carlyle Buddy P
Carreno Joel SP
Carrillo Xorge C
Casanova Raul C
Castillo Javier SS
Castillo Jonathan P
Castro Rafael P
Cecchini Gavin SS
Cespedes Yoenis OF
Chacin Gustavo SP
Chavez Raul C
Chirinos Luis P
Church John P
Clements Zac C
Cohoon Mark P
Colon Bartolo SP
Colon Melvin P
Conforto Michael OF
Conrad Brooks 2B
Cooper David 1B
Coronado Jose SS
Coultas Ryan SS
Cullen Ryan P
d'Arnaud Travis C
De Aza Alejandro OF
De Los Santos Pedro P
deGrom Jacob SP
Devaney Mike P
Doyle Dock C
Duda Lucas 1B
Eager Blake P
Edgin Josh RP
Emaus Brad 2B
Familia Jeurys RP
Field Nate RP
Figueroa Luis SS
Fisher Matt 2B
Flores Wilmer SS
Fournier Christopher OF
Fox Matt P
Gaerlan Armand SS
Garcia Jose X. C
Garcia Luis A. 1B
Garcia Travis INF
Garcia Yunir C
Gautreau Jake INF
Geremy Leandro P
Gibson Derrik SS
Gilmartin Sean P
Goeddel Erik P
Gomez Raywilly C
Gonzalez Ernesto INF
Gonzalez Humberto SS
Granderson Curtis OF
Grimes Scott OF
Gronauer Kai C
Haines Timothy P
Hampson Justin RP
Hansen Jed 2B
Harper Brett INF
Harvey Matt SP
Hathaway Aaron C
Henderson Jim RP
Henn Sean RP
Hernandez Jose P
Hernandez Kenny 3B
Hernandez Luis X. P
Herrera Dilson 2B
Hietpas Joe P
Hodge Lachlan P
Hoffmann Jamie OF
Hope Travis P
Hubbard Marshall INF
Hyde Scott P
Jacobs Jason C
Johnson Ben J. OF
Johnson Kyle OF
Johnson Mark P. 1B
Jostock Will P
Kawal Brandon OF
Kelly Ty INF
Kolarek Adam P
Komiyama Satoru SP
Krauss Marc 1B
Lagares Juan OF
Langill Eric C
Lora Eddie 1B
Lucas Richard 3B
Lujan John P
Malo Jon INF
Manriquez Salomon C
Martin Tom RP
Martinez Pedro P. SP
Mateo Luis INF
Mateo Waner P
Matos Luis OF
Matz Steven SP
Mazzilli L.J. 2B
McGinley Blake RP
Mejia Jenrry RP
Mendez Victor 1B
Mincone John P
Missigman Craig P
Mitchell D.J. SP
Monell Johnny C
Montero Rafael SP
Montgomery Christian P
Moore Brandon P
Morales Ricardo SP
Morgan William P
Moviel Scott P
Mulvey Kevin SP
Muniz Carlos P
Muno Danny INF
Musser Neal RP
Navarrete Ray INF
Navarro Norberto C
Newman James INF
Nimmo Brandon OF
Nitkowski C.J. RP
Owen Dylan P
Parra Jose P
Perez Fernando OF
Peterson Brock 1B
Pettyjohn Adam SP
Pimentel Stolmy RP
Plawecki Kevin C
Price Ritchie INF
Psomas William SS
Ramirez Edgar P
Reed Addison RP
Reyes Jose A. C
Reynolds Matthew SS
Ricardo Lednier C
Risinger Kyle P
Robertson Connor P
Robles Hansel P
Roche James OF
Rohlfing Daniel C
Rojas Hengelbert OF
Romero Niuman 2B
Roper-Hubbert Bradley C
Rosado Jose P
Rosario Adrian P
Rosario Amed SS
Ryan Dusty C
Sanchez Ali C
Sanchez Yeiger P
Santiago Jose RP
Schmoll Steve RP
Scott Lorenzo OF
Shelton Chris 1B
Shields Robert SS
Sides Andrew P
Silva Luis P
Smith David P
Smith Dominic 1B
Soriano Derlin P
Sparks Richard P
Stewart Scott RP
Strange Pat SP
Stronach Timothy P
Suggs Bryan OF
Swindell Mike P
Syndergaard Noah SP
Talbot Mitch SP
Tankersley Taylor RP
Taylor Blake P
Tejada Juan INF
Tejada Ruben SS
Thornton Zack P
Torres David P
Tsujimoto Kent P
Tuschak Joe OF
Urdaneta Lino P
Valdez Santiago P
Valentin Jose X. P
Vasquez Jorge P
Vaughn Cory OF
Vaughn Tyler 3B
Verrett Logan RP
Walker Brian P
Walker Neil 2B
Wallace James C
Walters Jeff P
Welch Brandon P
Wells Andy P
Wells Cory OF
Wheeler Zack SP
Whitenton Taylor P
Williams Joseph P
Wilson Andy 3B
Wright David 3B
Wyrick Josh OF
Zech Bryan 2B

Alderson Sandy GM
Backman Wally TO
Bones Ricky TO
Collins Terry MAN
Debus Jon TO
Goodwin Tom TO
Long Kevin TO
Ricciardi J.P. TO
Romanick Ron TO
Scott Dick TO
Teufel Tim TO
Warthen Dan PC
Wilson Mookie TO

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