Category: Outfielders

Mets Sign Leon Byrd

The Mets signed Leon Byrd to a minor league contract, according to Baseball America. A Mets 25th round pick in 2012, Byrd opted to go to Rice and underperformed there, hitting a career .279/.376/.331. As a Junior at Rice, he was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 10th round for $30,000 as a cost-saving under slot pick.

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Prospect Profile: OF John Mora

A player with quite a few tools, but hasn’t put it all together. Don’t you love that cliche? Nevertheless, Mora has been around for a while and he had some promise around him, he’s likely going to lose some playing time to some other players due to not enough performance.

(Photo Credit: Fred Devyatkin/MILB.com)

OF John Mora

L/L, 5’11” 195 lbs, 5/31/1993 (23), Signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2011 for an undisclosed amount

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lev G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2012 19 0.4 2 Teams FRk 64 249 38 53 12 3 0 27 11 16 34 37 .268 .388 .359 .746
2012 19 0.4 Mets 1 FRk 38 147 23 33 9 3 0 20 9 12 23 20 .287 .411 .417 .828
2012 19 0.4 Mets 2 FRk 26 102 15 20 3 0 0 7 2 4 11 17 .241 .354 .277 .631
2013 20 1.6 2 Teams FRk 68 285 36 75 15 5 0 46 16 14 31 34 .310 .397 .413 .810
2013 20 1.6 Mets 1 FRk 37 159 20 41 8 2 0 24 12 9 17 21 .297 .384 .384 .768
2013 20 1.6 Mets 2 FRk 31 126 16 34 7 3 0 22 4 5 14 13 .327 .415 .452 .867
2014 21 0.7 2 Teams Rk-A- 56 234 44 61 9 4 0 17 17 6 25 33 .307 .388 .392 .780
2014 21 0.0 Brooklyn A- 24 99 15 26 3 1 0 5 3 2 5 20 .292 .327 .348 .675
2014 21 1.2 Mets Rk 32 135 29 35 6 3 0 12 14 4 20 13 .318 .433 .427 .860
2015 22 0.4 Savannah A 115 481 65 113 22 12 5 60 14 10 57 70 .278 .368 .428 .796
2016 23 0.3 St. Lucie A+ 128 506 63 108 15 7 5 42 8 6 60 72 .246 .341 .346 .688
All Levels (5 Seasons) 432 1755 246 410 73 31 10 192 66 52 207 246 .276 .371 .387 .758

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Prospect Profile: OF Kevin Kaczmarski

Senior signees are strange to me. A senior sign is usually a player drafted out of college in his senior year and is taken in earlier rounds to give the team more bonus pool space to spend over slot in the draft later. Often times the player turns into an organizational player (non-prospect), but there are a few guys that actually turn into something more. Kaczmarski may be one of those that could be something more. The guy can hit.

OF Kevin Kaczmarski (College Stats)

L/R, 5’11” 195 lbs, 12/31/1991 (25), Drafted in the 9th round of the 2015 draft out of the University of Evansville. Signed for $5,000

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lev G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2015 23 2.4 Kingsport Rk 64 284 47 91 18 5 4 34 20 9 24 33 .355 .415 .512 .927
2016 24 2.1 2 Teams A-A+ 111 476 69 116 29 10 2 46 14 6 50 76 .280 .360 .413 .773
2016 24 1.3 St. Lucie A+ 42 175 28 46 10 3 0 18 8 0 21 26 .301 .383 .405 .788
2016 24 2.6 Columbia A 69 301 41 70 19 7 2 28 6 6 29 50 .268 .347 .418 .764
All Levels (2 Seasons) 175 760 116 207 47 15 6 80 34 15 74 109 .309 .381 .451 .832

Kevin Kaczmarski was just a hitting beast at Evansville. In his redshirt-senior year (known as a 5th year in college, fourth year playing college ball and missed his freshman year due to a broken foot), he hit .465/.543/.746 in 46 games while hitting 33 extra base hits. With the .465 batting average, he won the overall NCAA batting title for that year. He signed with the Mets on June 23rd and was assigned to Advanced Rookie League Kingsport.

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Prospect Profile: OF Tim Tebow

It’s so weird writing a baseball profile on a pro football player but… here we are. I remember Tebowmania in college. In my freshman year, I went to a small school down in Florida. He was star quarterback at University of Florida, and everyone drooled over his talent as a football player. To the Floridians, he just walked on water, turned water into wine, and turned into the messiah of college football. But he didn’t do as well when he went pro, and fizzled out, only to pick up baseball again, a game he hasn’t played since he was in high school. As soon as word got out that Tebow was playing Baseball, Scouts were sent out to his showcase, and the Mets signed him to a six-figure contract. For a bit there, I thought he was going to play in short season this year, but then I thought “wait, no, there’s such opportunity for him to grace Columbia.”

(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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OF Champ Stuart Brings The Speed

When you cover outfielders, you want to see the tools that can make an outfielder great. Hitting, power, defense, Arm, Speed…well, I can’t speak for much others, maybe defense and arm, but when it comes to Stuart, there is definitely plenty of speed. If you wanted to read about a player in the Mets organization with the best speed, congratulations, you’ve found him.

(Photo Credit Bill Mitchell/Baseball America)

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Prospect Profile: OF Ricardo Cespedes

Did you all know there was another Cespedes on the Mets? No, they’re not related…this one is from the Dominican Republic, and trained under the same trainer as top prospect Amed Rosario: trainer Jhon Carmona. In 2013, Cespedes led the pack for Mets international signings, and was one of the youngest of the signing period.

OF Ricardo Cespedes

L/L, 6’1″, 200 LBS, 8/24/1997 (19), Signed out of the Dominican Republic for 725K on 8/24/13

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lev G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2014 16 -2.3 2 Teams FRk 53 235 29 58 9 3 0 17 7 5 14 36 .266 .311 .335 .646
2014 16 -2.3 Mets 1 FRk 45 199 21 42 6 2 0 10 4 4 11 34 .227 .271 .281 .552
2014 16 -2.3 Mets 2 FRk 8 36 8 16 3 1 0 7 3 1 3 2 .485 .528 .636 1.164
2015 17 -2.5 Mets Rk 44 185 16 37 3 2 0 15 7 3 13 29 .224 .282 .267 .548
2016 18 -2.5 Kingsport Rk 56 241 30 73 4 3 1 16 7 7 9 36 .322 .356 .379 .735

Signed out of the Dominican Republic on his birthday in 2013, Cespedes is a young player who is oozing with some nice potential. Ricardo had a nice season with Rookie-League Kingsport after having two lackluster years in complex-level Rookie League. He was the highest paid Mets signee in 2013, edging out fellow prospect, Catcher Ali Sanchez by $35,000.

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Prospect Profile: OF Desmond Lindsay

Probably the second most talented position player in the system after Amed Rosario, the outfielder Lindsay goes from the Mets fans stating “who?” at his draft, to “holy crap!”. We’ve got something here, a possible four/five-tool talent if healthy…

That was so satisfying to watch….Got your attention?

Desmond Lindsay OF

R/R, 6’0″ 200 LBS, 1/15/1997 (20), 2015, Round 2, 53rd Pick out of Out-Of-Door Academy, Sarasota, FL

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lev G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2015 18 -2.1 2 Teams Rk-A- 35 134 13 30 7 2 1 13 3 3 18 40 .263 .364 .386 .750
2015 18 -1.5 Mets Rk 21 81 10 21 4 2 1 6 3 2 11 21 .304 .400 .464 .864
2015 18 -3.1 Brooklyn A- 14 53 3 9 3 0 0 7 0 1 7 19 .200 .308 .267 .574
2016 19 -2.0 2 Teams A–Rk 37 150 21 37 6 0 4 17 3 1 25 31 .303 .433 .451 .884
2016 19 -0.5 Mets Rk 5 16 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 .364 .563 .455 1.017
2016 19 -2.1 Brooklyn A- 32 134 18 33 5 0 4 17 3 1 20 26 .297 .418 .450 .868

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Prospect Profile: RF Wuilmer Becerra

(Photo by Helene Haessler/St. Lucie Mets/MILB)

Wuilmer Becerra

R/R, 6’3″, 225 LB, 10/1/1994 (22) St. Lucie Mets (Some of this information is from here)

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