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Birth Date1-20-1997
Height6' 0"
Weight196 lbs
Age22 years, 9 months, 0 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2014 DME Rk DSL 50 209 .000 .000 .000 .352 0.0 141 0 0.0 0.0 6.9 0.0
2015 KNG Rk APP 3 11 .252 .303 .363 .222 104 -1.7 0.3 0.1 44 0 -0.1 0.2 -0.9 0.0
2015 MTS Rk GCL 46 177 .248 .312 .325 .331 101 -0.1 5.4 1.6 111 0 0.1 1.1 -3.8 0.4
2016 BRO A- NYP 46 181 .232 .304 .325 .255 97 -7.3 5.0 1.3 89 0 -0.5 -0.5 -5.9 -0.1
2017 COL A SAL 56 200 .252 .319 .371 .263 91 -5.3 5.6 3.3 90 0 0.3 -1.0 -2.0 0.7
2018 COL A SAL 50 205 .234 .299 .358 .274 93 -1 5.7 1.4 120 0 1.4 0.4 4.0 1.4
2018 SLU A+ FSL 38 142 .261 .331 .387 .292 97 -3.6 4.0 0.9 99 0 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1 0.4
2018 SCO Wnt AFL 11 29 .273 .358 .415 .150 101 -3.5 0.8 0.5 73 0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.2
2019 BIN AA EAS 71 294 .243 .320 .371 .341 95 -2.5 7.9 4 116 0 1.2 -1.9 4.6 1.7
2019 SYR AAA INT 21 65 .255 .338 .437 .217 98 -4.8 2.1 1.3 57 0 1.2 -0.5 -3.5 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2014 DME Rk DSL 209 175 21 53 7 0 3 69 24 27 31 6 6 .303 .406 .394 .091 1
2015 MTS Rk GCL 177 162 20 45 6 0 0 51 17 12 26 2 0 .278 .339 .315 .037 0 0
2015 KNG Rk APP 11 11 2 2 0 0 0 2 3 0 2 0 0 .182 .182 .182 .000 0 0
2016 BRO A- NYP 181 171 15 37 10 0 0 47 11 10 26 2 0 .216 .260 .275 .058 0 0
2017 COL A SAL 200 182 20 42 3 0 1 48 15 13 26 2 3 .231 .288 .264 .033 1 2
2018 COL A SAL 205 193 26 50 11 1 4 75 22 10 23 1 1 .259 .293 .389 .130 2 0
2018 SLU A+ FSL 142 135 11 37 9 0 2 52 16 5 15 1 1 .274 .296 .385 .111 2 0
2018 SCO Wnt AFL 29 25 3 3 1 0 0 4 1 3 5 0 0 .120 .241 .160 .040 0 0
2019 SYR AAA INT 65 56 5 10 4 0 0 14 3 5 11 0 1 .179 .277 .250 .071 1 0
2019 BIN AA EAS 294 270 28 75 13 0 1 91 30 23 52 1 0 .278 .337 .337 .059 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 389 33 82 10 0 11 39 7 74 0 0 .218 .233 .332 43 -6.9 C -1, 1B 0 -0.9
80o 367 30 71 9 0 9 35 6 71 0 0 .199 .213 .300 35 -11.7 C -1, 1B 0 -1.4
70o 351 27 65 8 0 9 32 6 69 0 0 .191 .206 .293 28 -14.8 C -1, 1B 0 -1.7
60o 338 25 60 8 0 8 30 5 67 0 0 .182 .196 .280 23 -17.2 C -1, 1B 0 -1.9
50o 325 23 55 7 0 7 28 5 65 0 0 .174 .188 .263 18 -19.2 C -1, 1B 0 -2.2
40o 312 21 50 6 0 7 26 4 63 0 0 .164 .177 .253 13 -21.0 C -1, 1B 0 -2.3
30o 299 19 46 6 0 6 24 4 61 0 0 .158 .171 .241 8 -22.7 C -1, 1B 0 -2.5
20o 283 17 40 5 0 5 22 4 59 0 0 .145 .156 .217 1 -24.4 C -1, 1B 0 -2.7
10o 261 14 33 4 0 4 19 3 55 0 0 .129 .138 .192 -8 -26.2 C -1, 1B 0 -2.9
Weighted Mean33023567072956600.174.188.26220-18.5C -1, 1B 0-2.1

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DateQuestionAnswer
2019-07-19 12:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks Jeff! Provided the FO starts to recognize what they have in A-ball (SWR, Vientos, Maucario, Newton, Baty, Allen, Santos), seems like 2021-2022 could be fun if things pan out. Are there enough pieces already in place to justify the optimism?
(Ryan from Upstate NY)
Never be optimistic about the Mets. For example, the last time I saw this kind of glut of low minors talent for them it was Becerra, Guillorme, Carpio, Raphael Ramirez, Ali Sanchez, Desmond Lindsay and Ricardo Cespedes. This group is better, but... (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-04-13 12:00:00 (link to chat)Nimmo, Dom Smith and Ali Sanchez for Realmuto?
(Avisáis from Brookyln)
They wanted Victor Robles and Kyle Tucker, even if they come down off that, don't see the Mets as an actual fit here.

Also not for nothing but how is his back? (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-05-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)I know you used to be high on Luis Carpio and Ali Sanchez; did they impress at all in your looks this past week?
(Ted from NJ)
Both were disappointing to varying degrees. Will have notes on both soon at BP Mets. Sanchez especially looked like a borderline non-prospect. Carpio I am giving a bit longer leash because of his age and the recent shoulder issue, but the shoulder issue might have sapped a bit of the bat too. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-10-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any thoughts on balancing the line between being patient and moving on, in regards to younger prospects struggling their first few years? Seen guys like Eloy and Aquino emerge this year, while some like Gilbert Lara seem stuck in mud. Avg reader obviously doesn't see these guys in person. Not scouting stat lines is a mantra, but culture, makeup, language, desire are things not easily determined by sitting in stands either.
(DB from Pgh)
I think it gets even harder with IFAs, because those bonuses (that often become proxy for OFP), might be agreed upon a full year out from signing. Think about how different your average high school freshman ballplayer changes by senior year. You'd think the IFAs have the advantage here, given access to pro coaching and more baseball focus, but it doesn't always work out that way. Good production always beats bad production, but if someone I trust and has seen him tells me Lara still has it, I'm going to take a second look.

For a real-world example, the Mets Ali Sanchez hit .212/.260/.275 in Brooklyn this year, and he didn't exactly light up the GCL the year before. I still like him a lot as a prospect, because of what I have seen. Now he is a different profile than Lara, and didn't get nearly as enough money (although he was a mid-six figures bonus guy), but would you be shocked if it clicks for either in 2017? This stuff is more art than science, especially with the teenagers. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-09-07 19:00:00 (link to chat)Spitballing off the top of your head - which 10 players would you have as the Mets top 10 now (forget specific order)?
(Ted from NJ)
Man, we do like dozens of hours of research and discussion to come up with these lists.

I'm pretty confident that Rosario, Szapucki, Smith, and Dunn will be on the list, though they might not be the top four. Then pick six from, in no order other than current assignment: Cecchini, Nimmo, Gsellman, Lugo, Becerra, Nido, Molina, Carpio, Ali Sanchez, Alonso, Gimenez, and five other guys I can't think of right now. There are still a heck of a lot of names in contention for a team top 10. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-09-07 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who's a better catching prospect- Thomas Nido or Ali Sanchez. Is either a top 10 MLB C prospect?
(Alex from Long island)
Despite Nido's breakout season, I think the answer is still Ali Sanchez. You hear glowing, glowing things both externally and internally about Sanchez on both offense and defense.

I don't think either would crack a positional top 10, though again, I haven't yet sketched it out. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-06-07 12:00:00 (link to chat)Jeffrey. Are there any Low Minor Mets Prospects you are higher on then others who haven't been discussed?
(Alexei from At Work)
I would assume Ali Sanchez, Desmond Lindsay, and Luis Carpio are fairly well-known nowadays. I liked Harol Gonzalez in Kinsport last year, but I don't know if the frame holds up as a starter and it is far more polish than projection. Nabil Crismatt has a chance to make a major league pen. I liked what I saw from Max Wottell in a brief GCL look. Arnaldo Berrios is fun as a mini-Baez that will never hit even as much as maxi-Baez. I guess Raphael Ramirez is my guy, he is super-raw, but it's a true CF profile with some potential pop. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-02-25 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who are the best Mets' prospects I can expect to see in Brooklyn this summer?
(mjm488 from New York)
I am terrible at predicting these things, and they often come down to Spring and XST performances I'm not privy to, but I would think Desmond Lindsay will get a Summer at Coney. I really like the profile, and he isn't QUITE as raw as you'd think, but could use a season of CF reps with less pressure on the bat. Ali Sanchez will be there. He probably could handle the Sally, but I think Patrick Mazeika will get that assignment. Raphael Ramirez is likely as well, and he may even have more raw tools than Lindsay. Might see the #20 and/or #31 picks too, especially if they are college guys. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-02-25 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the Mets prospect who you thinks makes the biggest jump this year, both in your rankings and nationally (aside from Carpio)?
(Eric from Ramapo)
Lindsay could be a top 101 guy.

I will be writing about this soon, but I think I might already be too low on Ali Sanchez.

Chris Flexen is another one if he gets a full healthy season under his belt given the dearth or arms in this system. You also have all the 2015 prep arms. Max Wottell is the most interesting of the bunch. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2015-07-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Have you gotten to see any GCL yet? Anyone pop out at you?
(Hal from Cooperstown)
Yep, hit a few last week. I like Ali Sanchez of the Mets, though I'm not sold his arm is going to stick behind the plate. Like the bat though. (Jeff Moore)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2017 afx .000 0.0 0 .000 0.0 38 -.048 -.011 1.5 2.1 0.3
2018 afx .000 0.0 0 .000 0.0 40 -.068 .004 1.7 2.8 1.4
2018 afa .000 0.0 0 .000 0.0 25 -.010 -.008 0.3 2.6 -0.1
2019 aaa .005 0.9 38 .000 0.0 7 -.061 -.001 0.3 1.0 1.2
2019 aax -.003 -1.7 242 .000 0.0 49 -.067 .000 2.0 0.2 1.2

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