1-8-11: - http://nybaseballdigest.com/2012/01/07/most-intriguing-mets-prospects-in-2012/ 4) Josh Edgin (LHP) – Sandy Alderson talked about Robert Carson as someone who could be an option in the pen as a lefty, I would watch out for Edgin. He was beyond dominant in Low-A, and pretty dominant in High-A. Expect him to go to Double-A and potentially make it to Queens this year. Lefty has a fastball that reaches the mid-90’s and a very nice slider.
1-3-12 - mets360 - 1. Matt Harvey, SP, Hi-A/Double-A, 8-2, 2.37 ERA, 92 Ks in 76 IP - This is his line in Hi-A. Harvey made his professional debut in St. Lucie and posted this line over 14 starts before being promoted to Double-A. His ERA took a big hit with the jump to Binghamton, but his peripherals were much better than the 4.53 ERA he posted the second half of the year in 59.2 IP. Harvey had a 3.23 FIP in Double-A. He had a 9.65 K/9 in his stint in Binghamton but was hurt by a 66.3 LOB%. Harvey struggled initially but during the month of August, he was 5-0 with a 2.67 ERA and had 9 BB and 24 Ks in 27 IP.
metsmerized - 38. Zach Lutz (3B) What can you say about a guy who hits the way Lutz does? He can fall out of bed, and line a rope up the middle. He can hit a home run in his sleep. He can…oh you get the idea, the guy rakes. The biggest problem regarding Lutz is he can’t stay healthy, and misses huge chunks of time every year. Last year was the perfect example as he was only able to stay on the field for 220 AAA AB’s. He managed to hit .295, however, with 11 HR’s and 31 RBI’s, with an OBP of .380, and a SLG% of .500. Early in his professional career, his physical ailments came in the form of foot and ankle problems. Broken feet, badly broken ankles, surgeries, you name it. It wasn’t pretty. Last year, it was injuries involving his head. A horrendous line-drive beaning while in the dugout, and a couple of pitches to the head featuring “concussion-like symptoms” and 2011 was spent more on the DL, than in the batter’s box. Drafted in the 5th round of the 2007 draft out of Alvernia College (PA), Lutz needs to play a full season in 2012, just to show he can do it. If DWright spends any time on the DL next year, and Lutz is healthy at Buffalo, he could be the one to take over if DMurph was being utilized someplace else.
1-4-12: - http://baseballprospectnation.com/ - Zack Wheeler - Body: Ideal height with long, lanky limbs and plenty of room to add mass with increased strength. Shows good athleticism and body control throughout delivery. Makeup: Shows a mature demeanor on the mound, rarely getting rattled. Very competitive with an aggressive style. Reports indicate he works diligently between starts. Delivery/Mechanics: Moves quickly through delivery and maintains outstanding balance over the rubber. Drops and drives with easy movements toward the plate. Has a loose, lightning quick arm action. Long arms add deception with extended release point. Finishes in a balanced position, facing home plate. Good athlete that gets off the mound well to field his position and cover first. Fastball (FB) Velocity (Wind-up): High – 97, Low – 91, Average – 94-95, Grade – 70/70 Fastball (FB) Velocity (Stretch): High – 97, Low 90, Average 93-94, Grade – 60/70 Fastball (FB) Movement: Shows riding life in on right-handers at times. Uses height well to create angle with his fastball. Explodes on hitters when thrown up in the zone. Grade – 50/60 Overall Fastball: True plus to plus-plus velocity right now with room to add more velocity with additional strength in frame. Fastball has movement in all parts of the zone. Will still flatten out on occasion when he over-throws. Grade – 60/70
Leach had two brief stints with the Mets in 1981 and 1982 as a spot starter and reliever. In 1981, he went 1-1 with a 2.55 ERA in 21 games (one start). Terry Leach regressed in 1982, posting a 5.35 ERA over his first 20 appearances, all in relief, before finally getting a start during the last weekend of the season against the Philadelphia Phillies. In that start, Leach gave the Mets one of the best pitching performances in franchise history. He threw ten shutout innings while allowing only one hit, a fifth inning triple to Luis Aguayo. The Mets, who themselves had only one hit through the first nine innings, won the game for Leach by manufacturing a run in the tenth inning. It was Leach's first career victory as a starter. http://studiousmetsimus.blogspot.com/2012/01/one-season-wonders-terry-leach.html