David Wright Injury Tracker | Worked Out in Port St. Lucie yesterday
Michael Baron | Just Mets- The Mets breathed a sigh of relief on Monday with one of their top prospects. Brandon Nimmo was examined at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan today, and was diagnosed with a sprained ACL in his left knee. Nimmo can resume baseball activities when he is pain free. Nimmo was placed on the disabled list after Friday’s game in Binghamton after stepping on first base awkwardly beating out an infield single..
(Chris Soto: Glad to see that Nimmo is ok. As I reported on Saturday, even though he was in a brace, it was a SOFT brace which allowed him to walk around and put some sort of weight on the knee. Nimmo looked like he was in good spirits and was joking around with some of the other players in the dugout during the game. He'll probably take another week or 2 off before returning to the line-up. Hopefully Conforto is there with him by that time.)
David Hong | Metsmerized Online- The New York Mets announced after Monday’s game that they will promote outfielder Darrell Ceciliani from Triple-A Las Vegas and add him to the major league roster. Ceciliani, 24, is batting .336/.389/.584 in 113 at-bats for Triple-A Las Vegas and has a nice combination of power and speed. He’s played the majority of his minor league career in center field and is regarded as a fine defender.
(Chris Soto: FINALLY! The move that I have begging the Mets to make is finally happening. While no corresponding move has been announced yet, it is extremely likely that we will see CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis designated for assignment. This will open up room on both the 25 and 40 man rosters in order to add Ceciliani. For those of you who don't know Darrell, he is an above average defensive CF with good speed capable of stealing 30 bags in a season. His speed and quick first step gives him superb range in the OF but his throwing arm is below average. Offensively, he has very little pop but does put the bat on the ball and keeps his K rate at a reasonable 18-20%. Probably his best attribute is that despite being a lefty, he does not carry any significant L/R splits making him a good candidate for a late inning pinch hitter situation.)
Bryan Zarpentine | Rant Sports- Many of the New York Mets’ top prospects have gotten off to great starts in the 2015 season. However, the lone exception to that has been first base prospect Dominic Smith. When evaluating Smith’s performance this season, one has to remember that he is facing older and more polished pitchers, including a few that may very well reach the big leagues within the next year or so. In fact, it would be surprising if Smith had gotten off to a fast start this year. Smith’s 2014 season actually unfolded in a similar fashion, as he started slow in April, but put together a solid middle of the season in May, June, and July, before tiring out late in the season. Smith has started to show signs of breaking out of his early-season slump with nine hits and nine RBI’s in his last eight games.
(Chris Soto: Bryan does bring up 2 interesting points. 1) This is Dom Smith's 2nd consective extremely aggressive assignment. Most players his age are in training camp preparing for the Short Season A leagues. 2) This season's trend is almost identical to his 2014 season trend. This means we were likely to see an adjustment phase, just like we saw last year when he was assigned to Savannah as a 19 yr old, and he is now finally starting to heat up. Over the past 7 days, Smith has hit .273 with a .742 OPS and only 2 K's. Half of his hits during that time frame are of the extra base variety too.)
Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media- As of now, before the Mets begin a four-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals — who own the best record in baseball — they are 22-16 and hold a half-game lead over the Washington Nationals in the division. Their run differential (+27) is third-best in the National League. "Nobody's ever pleased. You always look back at things," Alderson said. "Nobody cares whether your players are on the disabled list or not. All they care about is the won-loss record so that's really what we have to look at. At one point we were 10 games over. We're six over now. We've gotten back to nine before the Cubs series. So we've got to hopefully climb back and get back to where we were. I think we have the pitching and the offense is starting to pick up too.