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  • Francisco Lindor Going Off

    New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor has been hot, and that didn't change on Friday when he went 2-for-5 with a run during the 9-6 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Since July, the 28-year-old's batting .314 with seven home runs and a .946 OPS. Across 105 games this year, Lindor's slashing .262/.341/.456 with 19 HRs, 74 RBI, 65 runs, and 10 SBs. It seems he's put his lousy 2021 behind him and is once again a top fantasy shortstop hitting in the middle of the Mets lineup.

    Aug 6 · Source via Mets Francisco Lindor
  • Tommy Hunter Lands On The Injured List

    New York Mets reliever Tommy Hunter (back) has been placed on the 15-day injured list with lower back tightness. The veteran reliever has been solid in a limited role for the Mets this year, putting together a 2.51 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 16:2 K/BB ratio over 14 1/3 innings (11 appearances) of relief. David Peterson was called up in a corresponding move.

    Aug 6 · Source via Mets Tommy Hunter
  • Taijuan Walker Lit Up By Braves

    New York Mets starting pitcher Taijuan Walker had an outing to forget on Friday against the division-rival Atlanta Braves in a 9-6 loss. The right-hander lasted just one inning, allowing eight earned runs on seven hits (two home runs) while striking out none and walking none. The nightmare outing raised the 29-year-old's ERA to 3.45 on the season, and he also has a 1.19 WHIP, 80 strikeouts and 28 walks in 104 1/3 innings in 19 starts. While fantasy managers didn't like what they saw on Friday night, Walker's rough outing broke a stretch of nine straight starts allowing less than four runs. He's lined up for a prime bounce-back start next week against the lowly Cincinnati Reds.

    Aug 6 · Source via Mets Taijuan Walker
  • Tylor Megill To Throw Bullpen Next Saturday

    New York Mets right-hander Tylor Megill (shoulder) is scheduled to throw his first bullpen session next Saturday. Megill will return to the Mets as a reliever in late August or early September. After the season, the Mets have told him they'll stretch him back out as a starter for next year. Before his injury, the 27-year-old was 4-2 with a 5.01 ERA (3.60 FIP), a 1.21 WHIP and a 47:11 K:BB in 41 1/3 innings over his nine starts in just his second major league season. Megill won't have much fantasy value the rest of the way while coming out of New York's bullpen.

    Aug 6 · Source via Mets Tylor Megill
  • Francisco Alvarez Continues Success In Triple-A

    New York Mets catcher prospect Francisco Alvarez went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer for Triple-A Syracuse on Friday. The games top prospect absolutely crushed his fifth home run for Syracuse and the talented backstop has yet to a miss a beat since him promotion from Double-A on July 2. Alvarez has torn the cover off the ball in 2022 and has hit .259 with 23 homers and 63 RBI between Double-A and Triple-A. Entering the season, it appeared that the 20-year-old would spend the season on the farm, but the Mets didn't acquire a catcher at the trade deadline and there is certainly a chance that the 20-year-old could make his debut with the big-league club before the season ends. Dynasty managers should already have Alvarez rostered and managers in redraft leagues would be wise to stash Alvarez, if they have the space due to his potential and position.

    Aug 6 · Source via Mets Francisco Alvarez prospects
  • David Peterson To Start Saturday

    New York Mets left-hander David Peterson has been called up from the minors and will start Game 1 of a doubleheader against the division-rival Atlanta Braves on Saturday. Although the matchup is a tough one, Peterson is worth streaming consideration in fantasy. The 26-year-old southpaw has been effective for the Mets this year with a 3.54 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 86 strikeouts and 35 walks in 73 2/3 innings over 17 appearances (13 starts) in 2022. His walk rate isn't the greatest, but he's made up for it with his 27.5 percent strikeout rate and 53.8 percent ground-ball rate. It remains to be seen if the Mets send him right back to the minors after his start on Saturday, but there's a chance he sticks around and works out of the bullpen.

    Aug 6 · Source via Mets David Peterson
  • Ronny Mauricio Continues To Show Power In Double-A

    New York Mets shortstop prospect Ronny Mauricio went 1-for-4 with a three-run blast on Friday for Double-A Binghamton. Mauricio is a top-five prospect for the Mets and has shown strong progress this season. The 21-year-old is now hitting .255 with 20 homers, 65 RBI and 13 stolen bases. Although he is blocked by shortstop Francisco Lindor at the big-league level, Mauricio remains one of the top names at his position and could make an impact as soon as 2023. For now, he holds no value in redraft leagues, but dynasty managers would be wise to stash the talented shortstop for the future.

    Aug 6 · Source via Mets Ronny Mauricio
  • Mets C McCann comes off IL; Mazeika sent down

    New York Mets catcher James McCann has been activated off the injured list, and he says he is looking forward to contributing down the stretch.

    Aug 4 · ESPN Mets James McCann
  • Brandon Nimmo Reaches Four Times Wednesday

    New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo reached base four times Wednesday, going 3-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in a 9-5 victory over the Washington Nationals. After a down July, Nimmo has hit safely in six of his last seven games, with seven hits in his last 12 at-bats. Nimmo is one of the least flashy players in the league, but he also offers an incredibly high production floor. With a .781 OPS, 10 homers, 64 runs scored, and 39 RBI, he should have a place on fantasy rosters in all but the shallowest leagues.

    Aug 4 · Source via Mets Brandon Nimmo
  • Daniel Vogelbach Hits Grand Slam

    New York Mets designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach hit his first home run as a member of the team Wednesday, a towering grand slam off of Washington Nationals relief pitcher Jordan Weems in a 9-5 victory. Vogelbach has been very productive since coming over from the Pirates, slashing .308/.471/.500 in 33 plate appearances. He now has 13 homers, 32 runs scored, and 38 RBI with a .790 OPS in 310 plate appearances this season. He should only play against righties, and that makes him a very solid option in fantasy leagues with daily lineup changes.

    Aug 4 · Source via Mets Daniel Vogelbach
  • Chris Bassitt Throws Seven Scoreless Innings

    New York Mets starting pitcher Chris Bassitt earned his eighth victory of the season Wednesday, throwing seven scoreless innings on six hits and a walk while striking out four batters. Bassitt has now thrown a quality start in seven of his last eight outings, leaving him with a 3.61 ERA and 1.12 WHIP with 121 strikeouts in 122 innings across 20 starts this season. He's a better real-life pitcher than fantasy option, but he still represents a very solid rotation anchor in all formats.

    Aug 4 · Source via Mets Chris Bassitt
  • Eduardo Escobar, Luis Guillorme To Platoon At 3B

    New York Mets skipper Buck Showalter is comfortable moving forward with a platoon situation at third base between Eduardo Escobar and Luis Guillorme. Escobar was out of the starting lineup on Wednesday against Washington Nationals right-hander Anibal Sanchez, and the 33-year-old veteran switch-hitter figures to be on the short side of the platoon moving forward. That means he'll likely only be at third base when the Mets are facing a left-handed pitcher. Escobar is hitting just .199 (48-for-241) against righties this year while going 30-for-115 (.261) with six of his 12 homers against southpaws. Meanwhile, the lefty hitting Guillorme is batting .312 (49-for-157) with both of his home runs and nine RBI against righties in 2022.

    Aug 3 · Source via Mets Eduardo Escobar Luis Guillorme
  • Mets Designate Kramer Robertson For Assignment

    The Mets announced to reporters, including Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, a series of roster moves prior to today’s game. Recent trade acquisitions Darin Ruf and right-hander Mychal Givens have been activated, while righty Trevor May has been reinstated from the 60-day injured list. To make room for those three on the roster, righties Yoan Lopez…

    Aug 3 · MLB Trade Rumors Mets Kramer Robertson
  • Mychal Givens Gets Traded To Mets

    Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Mychal Givens is headed to the New York Mets. The two sides have agreed on a trade that will send Givens to New York and pitcher Saul Gonzalez to the Cubs. Givens is posting a 2.66 ERA with two saves and 51/19 K/BB ratio through 40.7 innings in Chicago. This move helps bolster the Mets bullpen as they continue to fight for a playoff spot. He should continue to work in high leverage spots, but his fantasy value isn't expected to change. Gonzalez has pitched well in St. Lucie this season, but isn't someone who is near MLB ready. These deadline moves for Chicago leaves Rowan Wick as the favorite for saves through the rest of the season.

    Aug 2 · Source via Cubs Mets Mychal Givens closers
  • Giants Acquire J.D. Davis From Mets

    The San Francisco Giants are acquiring J.D. Davis and prospects from the New York Mets in exchange for veteran first baseman/outfielder Darin Ruf, according to Andy Martino of SNY. Davis has been relegated to mainly serving as the Mets' DH this season, slashing just .238/.324/.359 with four homers, a 9.7 BB%, and a woeful 31.4 K%. He might see a slight uptick in usage with the Giants, but he still doesn't produce enough to justify rostering him in fantasy leagues.

    Aug 2 · Source via Mets Giants J.D. Davis
  • Mets Acquire Darin Ruf From Giants

    The New York Mets are acquiring veteran first baseman/outfielder Darin Ruf from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for infielder J.D. Davis and prospects, according to Andy Martino of SNY. Ruf owns a .216/.328/.373 with 11 homers, a 12.7 BB%, and 27.1 K%. He isn't super valuable defensively but will give the Mets a solid bat off the bench considering his .886 OPS against southpaws. Although he'll provide value to New York down the stretch, he won't see enough playing time and impact at-bats to provide fantasy managers with a key piece on rosters. Thus, Ruf should be left on waivers in all fantasy leagues.

    Aug 2 · Source via Giants Mets Darin Ruf
  • Mark Canha Steals Base In Three-Hit Game

    New York Mets outfielder Mark Canha once again filled the stat sheet Sunday, going 3-for-5 with two RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base in a 9-3 victory over the Miami Marlins. Canha has not been outstanding in any one fantasy category, but he's contributed a .748 OPS, seven home runs, 43 runs scored, 34 RBI, and two stolen bases in 317 plate appearances this season. He has occasionally sat against tough righties, but he should continue to be a steady fantasy presence on a very good Mets team regardless of any trade deadline acquisitions to come.

    Aug 1 · Source via Mets Mark Canha
  • Jeff McNeil Enjoys Three-Hit Game

    New York Mets utility man Jeff McNeil had a strong game Sunday, along with many of his teammates, going 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored in a 9-3 victory over the Miami Marlins. McNeil only had three multi-hit games in July, but two of them came in his last two days. With his fifth homer of the season in the previous game, it appears McNeil may be ready to emerge from his July swoon. McNeil has a .771 OPS with 41 runs scored, 38 RBI, and two steals this year in 333 plate appearances.

    Aug 1 · Source via Mets Jeff McNeil
  • Taijuan Walker Earns Ninth Win Over Marlins

    New York Mets starting pitcher Taijuan Walker picked up his ninth win of the season Sunday, as he allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks to the Marlins in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out four batters. Walker has quietly been among the best starters in the league this season, pitching to a 2.79 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 103 1/3 innings. His upside is limited with only 80 strikeouts this season, but he's been more than a useful piece for fantasy managers in all league formats.

    Aug 1 · Source via Mets Taijuan Walker
  • Starling Marte Resting Sunday

    New York Mets outfielder Starling Marte is not in the starting lineup on Sunday against the Miami Marlins. Marte will receive a break after starting the team's last nine games. Since the All-Star break, he's hitting .367 (11-for-30) with two home runs, five RBI and five runs scored in seven games to raise his season line to a very strong .301/.349/.477 with an .825 OPS, 11 home runs, 46 RBI, 57 runs scored and 12 stolen bases in 342 at-bats in his first year in Queens. Tyler Naquin is starting in right field and is hitting sixth on Sunday against Marlins right-hander Pablo Lopez. Naquin went 0-for-4 in his first game for the Mets since being acquired in a trade with the Reds, but he hit .246 with seven home runs and 33 RBI in 56 games for Cincy this year before the trade.

    Jul 31 · Source via Mets Starling Marte
  • Mets Agree To Sign First-Rounder Kevin Parada

    The Mets have reached a deal with 11th overall pick Kevin Parada, MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis reports (Twitter link).  Parada will receive $5,019,735, an overslot bonus that exceeds the recommended $4,780,700 price for the 11th selection. It was perhaps a slight surprise that Parada was still available when the Mets were on the board, as…

    Jul 30 · MLB Trade Rumors Mets prospects mlb draft
  • Jacob deGrom To Make Season Debut Tuesday

    New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (shoulder) is set to come off the injured list to make his 2022 season debut on Tuesday against the Washington Nationals, according to multiple people with knowledge of the situation. It will be the two-time Cy Young winner's first major league start since July 7 of last year. He'll be working on an extra day of rest after returning from a stress reaction in his right scapula. Mets officials expect him to be on a strict pitch count in his first start back, so although he'll be facing the worst team in baseball, deGrom won't have his normal high fantasy ceiling. deGrom experienced leg cramps in his final minor league rehab start for Triple-A Syracuse this week, but the team thinks it's a non-issue. When healthy, deGrom has been one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball.

    Jul 30 · Source via Mets Jacob deGrom
  • Tylor Megill To Pitch Out Of Bullpen

    New York Mets right-handed pitcher Tylor Megill (shoulder) is likely to assume a bullpen role when he returns to the team. Megill has been dealing with a right shoulder strain that put him on the shelf back on June 17, and he hasn't yet started a rehab assignment. He isn't eligible to return until mid-August, but he likely won't be ready to return by then. With the Mets injury prone rotation, there is always the chance that Megill could see some starts in September, but this news certainly hurts his value for fantasy owners. He can be dropped in any league where IL spots are limited.

    Jul 29 · Source via Mets Tylor Megill
  • Jacob deGrom To Make Season Debut Next Week

    New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (shoulder) is on track to make his season debut for the Mets next week, according to manager Buck Showalter. While no specific day has been announced, Tuesday against the last-place Washington Nationals is the most likely date. The two-time Cy Young winner has been sidelined all year while recovering from a stress reaction in his right scapula, but he's ready to return to the big leagues after making four minor league rehab starts. deGrom was able to get his pitch count up to 67 pitches in his last rehab start on Wednesday, so he shouldn't be too limited in his first start next week. If he's fully healthy to close out the season, deGrom could be a difference-maker for fantasy rotations down the stretch.

    Jul 29 · Source via Mets Jacob deGrom
  • Mets Designate Travis Jankowski For Assignment

    The Mets have designated outfielder Travis Jankowski for assignment, tweets Tim Britton of the Athletic. The move clears an active roster spot for the recently-acquired Tyler Naquin. New York also recalled Sam Clay and Stephen Nogosek, optioned David Peterson to Triple-A Syracuse and confirmed the previously-reported placement of Drew Smith on the 15-day injured list. Adding Naquin supplanted Jankowski as the left-handed…

    Jul 29 · MLB Trade Rumors Mets Travis Jankowski
  • Jacob deGrom With Mets In Miami

    New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (shoulder) is with the team in Miami for the start of their weekend series against the Marlins, which begins on Friday. Skipper Buck Showalter said after deGrom's last minor league rehab start for Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday that deGrom's next start is expected to come with the Mets next week. The 34-year-old right-hander's next start for the Mets will be his first of the 2022 season after recovering from a stress reaction in his right scapula. He allowed four earned runs in four innings for Syracuse on Wednesday, but the only thing that matters is that deGrom is healthy. The two-time Cy Young winner is lined up to face the worst team in the big leagues, the Washington Nationals, early next week.

    Jul 29 · Source via Mets Jacob deGrom
  • Drew Smith To Land On The Injured List

    New York Mets reliever Drew Smith (arm) is expected to be placed on the 15-day injured list on Friday. He has been dealing with an unspecified arm injury and hasn't pitched due to the ailment since this past Sunday. The 28-year-old has been one of the team's top setup men this year, racking up a team-high 14 holds while pitching to a 3.51 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP over 41 innings. The team will likely rely more heavily on the likes of Adam Ottavino, Seth Lugo and Joely Rodriguez while Smith is out.

    Jul 28 · Source via Mets Drew Smith closers
  • Mark Vientos Hits 18th Homer For Triple-A Syracuse

    New York Mets corner infield prospect Mark Vientos went 2-for-4 with a walk, three RBI and a two-run homer for Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday. Vientos has been putting together a solid season for Syracuse and is hitting .264 with 18 homers and 51 RBI. With the Mets going for a championship and Vientos already on the 40-man roster, it wouldn't be a surprise to see him get a chance this season. There is also the possibility that he could be dealt with the trade deadline approaching. If Vientos were to be given a chance at everyday at-bats this season, he would be worth giving a chance to, but it's more likely than not that he holds his most value in dynasty leagues at the present moment.

    Jul 28 · Source via Mets Mark Vientos prospects
  • Starling Marte Hits Walk-Off Single On Wednesday

    New York Mets outfielder Starling Marte helped clinch the team's two-game sweep of the New York Yankees on Wednesday. In the ninth inning of Wednesday's game, he hit a walk-off single that gave the team a 3-2 victory. It was his second single of the night as he went 2-for-5 with three strikeouts. Marte has now recorded exactly two hits in five of his last six games. He has a fantastic .382/.432/.559 slash line across the month of July to go along with three home runs, three doubles and four stolen bases.

    Jul 28 · Source via Mets Starling Marte
  • Max Scherzer Blanks Yankees Across Seven Frames

    New York Mets right-hander Max Scherzer had a dominant outing in Game 2 of the Subway Series on Wednesday. He held the team's inner-city rivals, the Yankees, to just five hits, two walks and no runs across seven innings while recording six strikeouts. Unfortunately, he wound up with a no decision in the game. Scherzer has been in vintage form since returning from the injured list at the start of July. He's recorded a quality start in each of his five outings this month, pitching to a 1.39 ERA along the way. His next start is currently scheduled for next Tuesday against the Washington Nationals, but there's a chance he could be bumped up or back a day depending on how the team decides to handle the 2022 debut of fellow ace Jacob deGrom (shoulder).

    Jul 28 · Source via Mets Max Scherzer
  • Jacob deGrom Likely To Make His Next Start With Mets

    New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom (shoulder) made his fourth rehab appearance at Triple-A on Wednesday. The team is hopeful that it was his final one. Mets manager Buck Showalter stated on Wednesday that the plan is for deGrom to make his next start in the majors. While deGrom gave up two homers and four earned runs in Wednesday's rehab outing, he didn't experience any arm problems during the start or afterwards, which was the most important thing. His 2022 MLB debut will likely come on either Monday or Tuesday next week in a tasty matchup against the Washington Nationals. We may even see him wind up as a two-start pitcher next week. Regardless, patient fantasy managers should have no hesitation inserting deGrom into their lineups once the news is official.

    Jul 27 · Source via Mets Jacob deGrom
  • Jacob deGrom Gives Up Four Runs In Wednesday's Rehab Start

    New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (shoulder) had a rough outing in his rehab start at Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday. He pitched four innings and allowed two hits, three walks and four earned runs while striking out six. He was tagged for two home runs in the game. This has been the only hiccup in an otherwise smooth rehab stint for the 34-year-old. Over his previous three outings, he had surrendered just one unearned run across 8.2 innings. While the team hasn't made it official yet, it's likely that deGrom's next start will be in the majors, either next Monday or next Tuesday against the Washington Nationals. The team should have an update on its plans for deGrom soon.

    Jul 27 · Source via Mets Jacob deGrom
  • Edwin Diaz Earns Four-Out Save Tuesday

    New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz pitched well in an exciting 6-3 win over the Yankees Tuesday. Diaz came into the game in the eighth inning with two outs and a runner on first with a two-run lead, striking out Joey Gallo to end the half-inning. He stayed in to pitch the ninth inning, allowing a leadoff single before getting another strikeout, allowing Aaron Judge to reach on his own throwing error, and then getting the final two outs on strikeouts. Diaz has been a fantasy stud once again this season and now has 22 saves to go with a 1.55 ERA.

    Jul 27 · Source via Mets Edwin Diaz closers
  • DeGrom set for Triple-A rehab start Wednesday

    Mets ace Jacob deGrom will make what could be his final minor league rehab start with Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday night.

    Jul 26 · ESPN Mets Jacob deGrom
  • Alex Ramirez Off To Strong Start In Second Half

    Outfield prospect Alex Ramirez was the New York Mets' biggest international singing in 2019, agreeing to a $2.05 million deal. The Dominican Republic native continues to be viewed as one of New York's top prospects, boasting impressive running skills that bode well for his production on the basepaths and in center field. He has a solid glove and an above-average arm, meaning he could play right field if needed. Offensively, Ramirez's biggest flaw is his inability to make consistent contact. His strikeout rate is higher than ideal, and he has yet to develop the power that many people anticipated. Of course, there's still time considering he's just a teenager and will fill out his 6-foot-3, 170-pound frame. Although Ramirez's offensive production has been far from perfect this season, he certainly caught everyone's attention this past week. In three games since the All-Star Break, he is 8-for-13 with two homers, one double, and five RBI. He walked once, struck out twice, and stole a base during that span. Ramirez projects as someone who could be a well-rounded player in the future, which bodes well for his fantasy baseball value. However, he needs to improve his swing-and-miss factor going forward.

    Jul 26 · Source via Mets Alex Ramirez prospects
  • Mark Canha Doubles Sunday

    New York Mets outfielder Mark Canha was 2-for-3 on Sunday with a double and an RBI during the 8-5 win over the San Diego Padres. Canha hasn't hit for much power this season, smashing just seven home runs and posting a .382 slugging. However, he's batting a respectable .270 with .382 OBP. Fantasy managers can expect him to keep contributing a bit to batting average, but with the small number of home runs and just one stolen base, most of his value comes in OBP leagues.

    Jul 25 · Source via Mets Mark Canha
  • Carlos Carrasco Pitches Well Against Padres

    New York Mets starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco finished with one strikeout and two walks in five innings in the win against the San Diego Padres on Sunday night. He starts the second half of the season with a 10-4 record, an ERA of 4.27 and 100 strikeouts. Yes, his ERA is high, but other than a couple of bad starts, he's been a reliable pitcher for fantasy managers. With Jacob deGrom (shoulder) returning soon, the Mets are going to have loads of momentum in the second half of the season.

    Jul 24 · Source via Mets Carlos Carrasco
  • Mets get DH Vogelbach from Pirates for reliever

    The Mets Mets added some much-needed punch at designated hitter Friday, acquiring Daniel Vogelbach from the Pirates in a trade for rookie reliever Colin Holderman.

    Jul 23 · ESPN Pirates Mets Colin Holderman Daniel Vogelbach
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