Category Archives: Prospects

Bryce Harper’s road is just beginning

LAKEWOOD, N.J. I can’t get a read on Bryce Harper. He’s both one of the top two prospects in baseball and an 18-year-old kid. He’s an accomplished and talented phenom, but also a raw and developing minor leaguer. He could be ready for the big leagues now, or he might need a full year in

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Photo Flashback: Opening night in Trenton

PItcher covering I’ve been to 11 Mets openers and four or five Lakewood BlueClaws openers, but last night was my first opening night at Trenton’s Waterfront Park. And while it may have only been April 8, with a gametime temperature of 75 degrees, it felt like July 8. A gorgeous night all around — with

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Why not Tejada?

Opening Day is less than two weeks away, and Jose Reyes will be back on the field in Port St. Lucie tomorrow to resume baseball activities, so we all know we’ll be cheering Angel Pagan at the top of the order at Citi Field on April 5. What we don’t know is who we’ll be

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Four of the top 100

Just a quick one before calling it a night. I may elaborate in the morning; I may not. For all the talk — the negative kind — about the Mets farm system, it’s not devoid of prospects. While it may not be deep, it’s among the top half in one respect: Baseball America’s Top 100.

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Baseball Future: Minor leaguers and arrogant sports writers

All-Star Sunday, July 11, 2004, Houston I went to the ballpark before 1 p.m. to get my press pass and check out the stadium a bit before the Futures Game. For some reason, I wasn’t surprised when they couldn’t find my credentials at will call, but they were prepared and I was sent over to

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