Mack’s Apples – Anthony Kay, Brady Singer, Peter Alonso, Strike Zone, Suing Coach


Fangraphs  Top 18 Mets Prospects -

        14. Anthony Kay, LHP

        Drafted: 1st Round, 2016 from UConn
       Age   23       Height           6’0      Weight          218     Bat/Throw   L/L

      Tool Grades (Present/Future)

            Fastball       Curveball     Changeup    Command
                50/50           45/50              55/60            45/50

Kay is expected to throw his first pro pitch this spring after spending 2017 rehabbing from Tommy John. His late-career usage at UConn reads like an early-American fable. He threw a complete game, then came back on three days rest (remember, college arms go once a week) and threw 90 pitches with an hour lightning delay in between. When healthy, he was 88-93 with a plus changeup and projected as a quick-moving No. 4/5 starter.


  Brady Singer (Florida) - While Singer is no longer in the 1-1 conversation, there is still a lot to like about him as a pitcher. He’s had a bit of an up and down season, but this past weekend, Singer really dominated #6 Kentucky. This is no easy feat as Kentucky has a lot of good hitters that include several draft prospects.

MLB Pipeline's  Prospect Team of the Week -

  1B: Peter Alonso, Binghamton Rumble Ponies (Double-A)
(Mets' No. 4 prospect)

6 G, .545/.667/1.136, 8 R, 1 2B, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 8 BB, 2 IBB, 3 K

Alonso put a bow on his impressive week by homering in four straight games to lead all Top 30 prospects in that department as well as in OPS (1.803). He also finished second in hits (12), total bases (25) and runs scored. Through 20 games, the 23-year-old is leading the Eastern League in all three triple-slash categories, at .403/.500/.778. Alonso is also pacing the circuit in hits (29), home runs (seven) and total bases (56), and he ranks second in RBIs (18) and walks (14). His 1.278 OPS on the season is second best among all Minor Leaguers.

Frustrated Todd Frazier wants to meet with commissioner Rob Manfred over strike zone –

  The two-time All-Star and eight-year veteran claims umpires have done a worse job this season calling balls and strikes, and he has already had one private meeting with an umpire to discuss the strike zone. Frazier declined to name the umpire, saying only that he met with one in San Diego on Sunday. Mark Ripperger, Marty Foster and Doug Eddings worked behind the plate during New York's series against the Padres.

Frazier said the umpire who met with him blew five calls during Frazier's plate appearances during one game. Frazier said the postgame report provided to Mets players had that umpire missing 14 pitches total.

NJ baseball player sues coach for telling him to slide –

     A former Bound Brook High School baseball player will get a fresh chance in court to prove that his coach was reckless in telling him to slide during a junior varsity game.

During the slide, court papers say, Jake Maser's cleats "dug into the dirt and the force of the slide caused him to roll over his right ankle." Maser, a 2016 graduate of Bound Brook High School, required surgery.

In his lawsuit, Maser alleged that Coach John Suk and the Bound Brook Board Board of Education "negligently" and "carelessly" supervised the game.


Thomas Brennan said...

We have much bigger problems than umps' calling balls and strikes, Todd. Good for him, though, to push back on the umps.

Singer looks great.

Max has fanned 15 thru 6 1/3.

alizarine said...

How much longer can they limp along on offense before they try to shake things up? Especially if Ces is going to miss any time. What's stopping them from bringing up Alonso at this point?

Thomas Brennan said...

Alizarine, very few at bats in AA for Alonso...but they have to be trying to figure how soon already.

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