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Mets | David Wright won't be overworked

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:24:45 -0800

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said the goal is for 3B David Wright to play a maximum of 130 games this season, so that the 33-year-old captain is not overworked. "I think we have to be realistic and not expect that he's gonna be an absolute everyday (player) out there playing 150 or 155 games," Alderson said. "That's not gonna happen."

Fantasy Tip: Wright was sidelined for four months last year due to spinal stenosis in his lower back and has played in more than 135 games just once since 2010. He hit .289 with five home runs and 17 RBIs in 152 regular-season at-bats in 2015 and can still be productive when healthy. Look for Wilmer Flores to see plenty of time at the hot corner on days when Wright is rested, especially against tough right-handed pitchers.

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


Mets | Jenrry Mejia receives lifetime ban

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:45:16 -0800

New York Mets RP Jenrry Mejia tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs for the third time and has received a lifetime ban from Major League Baseball.

Fantasy Tip: Three strikes and you're out. It's a sad story, but luckily for the Mets, Mejia wasn't exactly in the closer picture entering the 2016 season. Jeurys Familia had 43 saves and a sparkling 1.85 ERA in 2015 and is a top-10 fantasy closer.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Anthony DiComo


Mets | Jacob deGrom open to extension

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:18:10 -0800

New York Mets SP Jacob deGrom said he's open to signing a long-term extension with the club Thursday, Feb. 11. deGrom, who turns 28 in June, could become arbitration-eligible after the 2016 season if he reaches Super-Two status.

Fantasy Tip: deGrom thrust himself into the SP1 range after a monstrous 2016 in which he had 14 wins, a 2.54 ERA, a 0.98 WHIP and 205 K's in 191 innings.

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Mets | Kevin Plawecki had sinus surgery

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:05:55 -0800

New York Mets C Kevin Plawecki (sinus) said he had sinus surgery in December, and he thinks it will fix the issues he had last year related to dizziness, especially during flights.

Fantasy Tip: Plawecki hit only .219 with three home runs in 233 at-bats for the Mets last year as Travis d'Arnaud's main backup. Plawecki is a depth piece in NL-only leagues, but his fantasy value could rise if the injury-prone d'Arnaud misses anymore time due to injury.

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


Mets | Roger Bernadina signs, invited to ST

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:31:06 -0800

The New York Mets signed free-agent OF Roger Bernadina (Nationals) to a minor-league deal Monday, Feb. 8, and he receives an invite to major league spring training.

Fantasy Tip: The journeyman outfielder will provide depth with the organization. Even if he cracks the opening day roster he is nothing more than a reserve for those in deeper NL-only fantasy formats.

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Mets | Zack Wheeler could return in July

Sun, 07 Feb 2016 07:06:48 -0800

Updating previous reports, New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler (elbow) is eyeing a return to the majors around July 1, although general manager Sandy Alderson said there is a slight possibility that he could come back sooner. "it could accelerate a little bit but we feel real comfortable with that," Alderson said.

Fantasy Tip: Wheeler has been throwing on flat ground and is expected to begin throwing off a mound soon. Although he missed the entire 2015 season due to Tommy John surgery, he could be worth a late-round flier in NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues if you can afford the roster space.

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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.

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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: ESPNNewYork.com - 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: ESPNNewYork.com - 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: ESPNNewYork.com - 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 ESPNNewYork.com'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: ESPNNewYork.com - 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: ESPNNewYork.com - 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.

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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
Bernadina Roger OF
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
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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