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Mets | Bartolo Colon could start opener

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:33:28 -0800

New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon is in the running to start Opening Day against the Washington Nationals April 6. According to multiple sources, Colon and one unnamed starter are being considered by team officials to make the start.

Fantasy Tip: The 41-year-old Colon has made six career Opening Day starts and topped 200 innings last season for the first time since 2005. His record (15-13) and ERA (4.09) were mediocre, but he struck out approximately five batters for every walk he allowed. Given his age, he could be available in the later rounds of mixed fantasy league drafts.

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Mets | Matt Harvey feels great in BP session

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:14:11 -0800

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) threw a total of 40 pitches to teammates Friday, Feb. 27, and he said he felt great during the session. "It was awesome," Harvey said. "Obviously throwing a bullpen on the '10-pack' with nine other guys is a different feeling than facing basically our 'Core Four,' or whatever you call it. You step in the box and you have David in there, it's a good feeling to have that and be back. I couldn't feel better. It was a good day." Manager Terry Collins estimated Harvey's final pitch of the session registered 94-95 mph.

Fantasy Tip: It's hard to take much away from Harvey's 40-pitch BP session in late February, but the most important part is that his right elbow is completely healthy. At his reduced price in 2015 in the middle rounds, Harvey could be well worth the price. Just keep in mind that he could get off to a slow start as he works to maintain his velocity and control while returning from TJS.

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Mets | Bobby Parnell faces hitters

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:28:22 -0800

New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (elbow) faced hitters for the first time since having Tommy John surgery last April Thursday, Feb. 26, and he viewed the workout as a positive, even though the hitters were just tracking pitches. "He's going to be a piece we're going to have to have. Like I said to him, 'You've got to still take it slow.' Hopefully by the end of spring training he gets into a couple of games," manager Terry Collins said.

Fantasy Tip: Even though Parnell will start the year on the disabled list, he's still worth a fantasy baseball selection for saves, since he's expected to jump right back into the closer role when he's ready. Jenrry Mejia is worth a late-round flier for saves to start the year.

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Mets | Matt Harvey's first start scheduled

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:17:21 -0800

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) will see his first spring start March 6 after returning from Tommy John surgery, and he'll face the Detroit Tigers in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Harvey will face batters for the first time this spring Friday, Feb. 27, although the hitters won't be swinging at pitches.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey's reduced price in this year's drafts may very well be worth it. However, you may want to temper your expectations, since starters often face a period of adjustment when they return from TJS surgery, meaning he could be in for a slow start. A middle-rounds price is hard to pass up for this recovering superstar.

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Mets | Lucas Duda out another week

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:05:23 -0800

New York Mets OF Lucas Duda (oblique) will not swing for another week, according to manager Terry Collins.

Fantasy Tip: Oblique strains can typically be tricky, so it's no surprise the Mets are being cautious with Duda. Obliques aren't good news for power hitters like Duda, either, so if this is a condition that lingers, it could impact his homer stroke, at least earlier in the season. Keep an eye out on his progress.

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Mets | Daniel Murphy open to extension

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:08:54 -0800

New York Mets 2B Daniel Murphy said he is open to extension talks with the club during the season, but no in-season extension talks are planned, according to a team source. That means Murphy will likely head to free agency next offseason. The source noted that the Mets are deep in upper-level middle infield prospects like INFs Dilson Herrera, Matthew Reynolds and even Wilmer Flores. Murphy is set to earn $8 million this season.

Fantasy Tip: Murphy isn't a bad second base option in the late middle rounds of standard leagues, and a high batting average is his main skill, but he can also offer a little power and little speed. Just don't expect a return to the 20-stolen base mark that he put up in 2013.

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Mets | Matt Harvey to debut March 6

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:48:36 -0800

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) will make his spring training debut against the Detroit Tigers March 6.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey is a risky SP2 with a large reward potential.

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Mets | Matt Harvey to throw BP Friday

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:50:49 -0800

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) will throw his first batting practice session this spring Friday, Feb. 27.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey is a solid SP2 candidate, but it's important to remember that most pitchers struggle with control upon returning from Tommy John surgery. He has a lot of risk with a lot of reward mixed in.

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Mets | NY looking to motivate Ruben Tejada

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:45:32 -0800

New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada is in a shortstop race with SS Wilmer Flores, but it appears manager Terry Collins is using it as a way to motivate Tejada. Collins said that Tejada needed to attend voluntary workouts before camp in order to be on the same footing as Flores. Tejada was working out in Port St. Lucie, Fla., in recent weeks before camp.

Fantasy Tip: Tejada is expected to win the shortstop job in camp, unless his performance drastically proves otherwise. There's really nothing to like about Tejada for fantasy purposes, though, aside from playing time. That makes him strictly an NL-only commodity.

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Mets | Curtis Granderson likely to hit leadoff?

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:44:09 -0800

New York Mets OF Curtis Granderson has no preference for where he hits in the lineup this year, and manager Terry Collins said Granderson's spot is "up in the air." Either Granderson or OF Juan Lagares will hit leadoff, with Collins favoring Granderson to avoid putting too much of a burden on Lagares. Granderson also downplayed the impact of the changes of the dimensions to Citi Field, although a team study showed that he would have hit nine extra homers with the new dimensions.

Fantasy Tip: Granderson could be a really nice value pick at the tail end of mixed league drafts this year. Hitting leadoff may hurt his RBI opportunities, but it'll also give him a chance to score more runs. The new Citi Field dimensions and prior history with new hitting coach Kevin Long could go a long way in helping him repeat a 20-homer season.

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Mets | Lucas Duda has oblique pain

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:42:03 -0800

New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda (oblique) will not swing a bat for two to three days because of mild right oblique pain. However, he did fielding drills Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Duda's injury doesn't sound serious, but oblique injuries can be tricky, so the Mets will likely play it ultra-cautious early in camp. Duda won't help you at all in BA, but he does have plenty of thump in his lumber. Platoon concerns will make him a late-round option in mixed leagues.

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Mets | David Wright not making guarantees

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:02:05 -0800

New York Mets 3B David Wright (shoulder) believes the shoulder issues that plagued him last year are behind him, but he's making no guarantees until he tests it in spring training. He didn't need surgery on his left shoulder and didn't say if his injury caused him to hit .269 with just eight home runs and 63 RBI last season. Manager Terry Collins suggested that giving Wright a dozen games off throughout the year would be helpful. "I think it is probably to the point where I have to be a little more realistic that it's probably not in my best interest or the team's best interest to go out there and play 162 games," Wright said. "I think a good off day here and there probably can be beneficial for both me and the team."

Fantasy Tip: If you pass on the high-upside third basemen in drafts, Wright could be there to provide similar statistics at a discount, providing the shoulder woes are indeed behind him. The fact that Citi Field has moved in the fences in 2015 is another positive toward him upping his homer production from last year.

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Mets | Matt Harvey to begin season on time

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 14:25:26 -0800

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) will begin the season in the starting rotation, and he'll make a start within the team's first five games, according to manager Terry Collins.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey is a hot name in fantasy circles, but it's imperative to remember that pitchers often struggle with control once they return from Tommy John surgery. He's likely to be overdrafted in a lot of traditional leagues, but he's a high-end SP2 with ace talent.

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Mets | Matt Harvey to face batters

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 07:29:35 -0800

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) is scheduled face to batters in a week for the first time since he underwent Tommy John surgery, according to a source. He is scheduled to throw two bullpen sessions with one occurring Sunday, Feb. 22.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey looks to have a good chance to be ready for the season, but he should still be considered an injury risk since he is coming off a major surgery. Owners can consider selecting Harvey in the middle rounds of drafts.

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Mets | Noah Syndergaard headed for minors

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:26:13 -0800

New York Mets SP Noah Syndergaard is expected to begin the season in the minor leagues to receive more seasoning.

Fantasy Tip: Syndergaard started 26 games at Class AAA where he posted underwhelming ratios (4.60 ERA, 1.48 WHIP), but an impressive 9.8 K/9 mark. He is a top prospect, but the organization is unlikely to rush him. He is a stash candidate in cavernous mixed and NL-only formats, but can be ignored in the majority of seasonal leagues.

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Abreu Michel 1B
Ahmed German SS
Allen Brandon 1B
Almeida Adrian P
Alvarado Giancarlo RP
Alvarez Manny P
Ambres Chip OF
Armas Jr. Tony RP
Arroyo Rafael C
Barrett Michael C
Becerra Wuilmer OF
Bell Bubba OF
Below Duane RP
Bennett Charles P
Birdwell Peter P
Black Vic RP
Botts Jason OF
Bradford Chase P
Brown Kyle OF
Budgell Matthew P
Burt Jr. Jim 1B
Bynum Mike P
Cabrera Jolbert INF
Camacho Eddie P
Campbell Eric 3B
Campos Francisco SP
Carlyle Buddy P
Carreno Joel SP
Carrillo Xorge C
Casanova Raul C
Castellanos Alex OF
Castillo Javier SS
Castillo Jonathan P
Castro Rafael P
Cecchini Gavin SS
Chacin Gustavo SP
Chavez Raul C
Church John P
Clements Zac C
Cohoon Mark P
Colon Bartolo SP
Colon Melvin P
Conforto Michael OF
Coronado Jose SS
Coultas Ryan SS
Cuddyer Michael OF
Cullen Ryan P
d'Arnaud Travis C
De Los Santos Pedro P
deGrom Jacob SP
den Dekker Matt OF
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
Gee Dillon SP
Geremy Leandro P
Gilmartin Sean P
Goeddel Erik P
Gonzalez Ernesto INF
Gonzalez Humberto SS
Gorski Darin SP
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
Hefner Jeremy SP
Henn Sean RP
Hernandez Jose P
Hernandez Kenny 3B
Hernandez Luis X. P
Herrera Dilson INF
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
Kolarek Adam P
Komiyama Satoru SP
Lagares Juan OF
Langill Eric C
Lawley Dustin OF
Leathersich Jack P
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
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Matz Steven P
Mayberry Jr. John OF
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Mejia Jenrry RP
Mendez Victor 1B
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Missigman Craig P
Mitchell D.J. SP
Monell Johnny C
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Montgomery Christian P
Moore Brandon P
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Morgan William P
Moviel Scott P
Mulvey Kevin SP
Muniz Carlos P
Muno Danny INF
Murphy Daniel 2B
Musser Neal RP
Navarrete Ray INF
Navarro Norberto C
Newman James INF
Niese Jon SP
Nieuwenhuis Kirk OF
Nimmo Brandon OF
Nitkowski C.J. RP
Owen Dylan P
Parnell Bobby RP
Parra Jose P
Perez Fernando OF
Pettyjohn Adam SP
Plawecki Kevin C
Price Ritchie INF
Psomas William SS
Puello Cesar OF
Ramirez Edgar P
Recker Anthony C
Reyes Jose A. C
Reynolds Matthew SS
Rice Scott RP
Risinger Kyle P
Robertson Connor P
Robles Hansel P
Roche James OF
Rojas Hengelbert OF
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
Seratelli Anthony INF
Shelton Chris 1B
Shields Robert SS
Sides Andrew P
Silva Luis P
Smith David P
Smith Dominic 1B
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Sparks Richard P
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Strange Pat SP
Stronach Timothy P
Suggs Bryan OF
Swindell Mike P
Syndergaard Noah SP
Talbot Mitch SP
Tankersley Taylor RP
Taylor Blake P
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Thornton Zack P
Torres Carlos RP
Torres David P
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Wells Andy P
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Whitenton Taylor P
Williams Joseph P
Wilson Andy 3B
Wright David 3B
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