Showing posts with label Juan Lagares. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Juan Lagares. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mets News: Juan Lagares to DL, Nieuwenhuis recalled


Mets News:


The Mets have officially put OF Juan Lagares on the 15 day DL with a strained hamstring and have recalled OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

Lagares was leading the Mets in Avg (.314), second in OBP (.345), second Slugging PCT (.471).

Chris Young is expected to come off the DL on Friday, so if Granderson is not ready to play on Tuesday, that leaves the Mets with Eric Young, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Andrew Brown, and of course Lucas Duda for emergency use.

Terry Collins might have to use both Ike Davis and Lucas Duda in the lineup

Mets News: Injuries to Granderson, Lagares might force Mets to bring up Kirk Nieuwenhuis


Mets News:


Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares departed Monday's 7-3 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks in consecutive innings with injuries.

Lagares suffered a pulled right hamstring running to first base on a fielder's choice grounder in the seventh inning and is a disabled list candidate.

Granderson departed an inning earlier with bruises to his left forearm, rib cage and knee. X-rays of all three body parts were negative, although Granderson struggled to put on his shoes after the game.

Manager Terry Collins said the Mets would bring a Triple-A Las Vegas player to Phoenix, to be activated assuming Lagares lands on the DL after he is re-evaluated Tuesday.

That is expected to be outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who is hitting .310 with two homers and eight RBIs in 42 at-bats in the Pacific Coast League.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Video: Mets Juan Lagares and Eric Young's diving catches


Video:


Juan Lagares' Grab:


Eric Young Jr.'s diving play:

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mets News: Bartolo Colon and Jenrry Mejia expected to start in Vegas this weekend


Mets News:


The Mets are expected to start Bartolo Colon on Saturday and Jenrry Mejia on Sunday in Las Vegas, when they play a pair of split-squad exhibition games against the Chicago Cubs.

David Wright, Curtis Granderson, Travis d'Arnaud, Bobby Parnell, Juan Lagares, Wilmer Flores, Omar Quintanilla, Jacob deGrom, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Kevin Plawecki, Anthony Seratelli and Eric Campbell are among the other players expected to make the trip.

The Mets are partly playing in Vegas to support their Triple-A affiliate, although the primary reason is the big-league club is turning a profit on the trip.

The remainder of the Mets will remain in Florida for split-squad games Saturday against the Twins in Port St. Lucie and Sunday against the Cardinals in Jupiter.

Video: Juan Lagares shows off arm in center


Monday, February 17, 2014

Mets News: New Met Chris Young thinks 2014 Mets Outfield can be one of the Best


Mets News:


The Mets outfield is crowded with many guys that can play centerfield...

Terry Collins has not made any clues about who will get that role or what the composition of the outfield will be. Chris Young and Curtis Granderson are assured of everyday roles but Eric Young Jr. and Juan Lagares are battling for the third starting job.

"I don’t know where everybody is going to be," Collins said. "Again, there’s a lot of things happening between now and April 1st. I told Curtis the one thing you gotta do is get used to right field a little bit…We got four guys right now that can go catch it."

However it plays out, Young is confident the Mets' outfield can be among the best.

"I think we can be one of the best in baseball in the outfield," he said. "You’re talking about guys with a lot of experience out there, a lot of speed, guys with good arms."

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Mets News: Mets send young players to nutrition and strength training camp


Mets News:


The Wilpon family has strong ties to Michigan University as Fred Wilpon and son Jeff Wilpon are both graduates there... Mike Barwis, who is the football team’s strength and conditioning coach became friends with Jeff Wilpon and eventually, the Mets hired Barwis as a consultant.

The Mets GM Sandy Alderson after the 2013 season wanted to offer a more regimented off-season training program for some of their younger players.

The Mets have suggested the Michigan training program to players Ruben Tejada, Wilmer Flores, Lucas Duda, Dominic Smith, Patrick Biondi, and Phillip Evans, two recently drafted players, became part of the group, as well.

The program was voluntary, the cost split between the organization and each player.

The players reported for about four weeks in the fall and have returned recently to put in a few more weeks before spring training. Juan Lagares, the Mets center fielder has joined the others this time around.

Barwis evaluates each of the players and comes up with a nutrition and workout regimen. The players have worked on their balance, explosiveness, strength, speed and flexibility.

Read More: NY Times

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Mets News: Juan Lagares Leads National League in assists


Mets News:

Starting in right field for the first time in his major league career in order to accommodate Matt den Dekker starting alongside him, Lagares recorded his National League-leading 12th outfield assist.

Lagares threw out Bryce Harper attempting a triple in the eighth inning to tie Tsuyoshi Shinjo’s 2001 mark for the Mets’ rookie outfield assist record.

“That’s great,” Lagares said about his assists. “I like to throw when I’ve got the ball. I just want to keep throwing, keep doing what I’ve been doing.”

As for moving to right field to allow den Dekker to play center, Lagares added: “I understand the situation. I played a lot of right field in the minors. I know ‘Dek’ is very good at center field, but he doesn’t play in right field. I think it makes sense.”

Said Terry Collins: “I talked to him before the game -- ‘Hey, look, you’re a center fielder. I know that. You know that. But the other guy has not played right field. And it would be tough for him to go out there. And I know you can play out there.’ So when they’re both in the game, that’s probably how it’s going to line up. But he played very well out there tonight.”

Source: ESPN NY

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Flores DL?, Francisco Throws, Familia going to Throw, Parnell Progressing, Mejia don't have limit, A Scout's Take on Juan Lagares


Mets News and Notes:

Flores DL?:

Wilmer Flores' sprained right ankle felt worse Tuesday, creating the possibility of a DL trip, Terry Collins said.

Flores twisted the ankle running the bases in the second inning Monday night and limped badly after the game. He remained in the series opener and completed the game after getting the ankle taped.

Collins said a DL determination likely would not be made for a couple of days.

Sandy Alderson said Flores has not undergone X-rays or an MRI.

"It's pretty stiff," Collins said. "In this world we live in, there's always the possibility of the DL. We certainly won't know anything for a day or so. I think the fact that he was taped up might have kept it a little bit intact. But after the game he was very, very uncomfortable. And today he was even worse than last night."

Francisco Throws and Familia going to Throw:


Frank Francisco, who has yet to appear this season, threw off a mound in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Tuesday for the first time since receiving anti-inflammatory injections in his right elbow in mid-July.

Francisco threw only fastballs. He tossed 20 pitches.

Francisco underwent what seemed like a benign surgery on Dec. 18 to remove a bone spur from his right elbow.

Meanwhile, Jeurys Familia is due to throw off a mound Friday for the first time since undergoing surgery on June 5 to clean out his right elbow.

Parnell Progress:

Closer Bobby Parnell was deemed to be making "good progress" in rebounding from a herniated disk in his neck. Parnell had received an epidural injection on Aug. 5.

Parnell recently was reevaluated by team doctors. He remains idle, though.

LaTroy Hawkins primarily has handled the closing duties in Parnell's absence.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Malholm out - Wood In, Turner up - Burke Down, d'Arnaud to play minor league games, Lagares NL Player of the Week


Mets News and Notes:
NL Player of the Week


Atlanta Braves LHP Paul Maholm has been placed on the disabled list with a bruised left wrist and will not face the Mets on Thursday. Rookie southpaw Alex Wood (0-2, 2.45 ERA) instead will start the finale to the four-game series.

Reliever Greg Burke has been optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas to clear the roster spot for Justin Turner's activation from the disabled list.

Burke was selected for the demotion over rookie Gonzalez Germen, who has allowed only one hit and three walks while striking out six in 3 2/3 innings spanning four appearances. Germen twice has inherited bases-loaded situations and wriggled free.

Burke had allowed a combined six runs over his past two appearances.

Travis d'Arnaud has been cleared to begin playing in minor league games later this week, a team source told ESPNNewYork.com.

D'Arnaud received the go-ahead during a Monday exam in New York. He will run the bases Tuesday and Wednesday, then is scheduled to play in his first minor league game Thursday since suffering a broken left foot.

D'Arnaud, the organization's top catching prospect, suffered a fractured first metatarsal while catching with Triple-A Las Vegas on April 17.

He initially is expected to play in minor league games in Port St. Lucie before returning to the Pacific Coast League. D'Arnaud is projected to be a September call-up.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Video: Juan Lagares' unbelievable second effort shoestring catch




Here is a video of Juan Lagares incredible catch in yesterday's ballgame against the Pirates

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mets News: Outfield Prospect Juan Lagares to join Mets?


Mets News:


Outfield prospect Juan Lagares, who is tearing up the Pacific Coast League, likely will join the Mets as soon as Tuesday, baseball sources told ESPNNewYork.com.

Lagares, 24, is hitting .346 with three homers and nine RBIs through 78 at-bats with Triple-A Las Vegas. All 17 of his appearances with the 51s have been in center field. He also has experience in both corner outfield spots. He already is a member of the Mets' 40-man roster.

Lagares initially was a shortstop in the Mets' system after signing out of the Dominican Republic in 2006.

“He’s a ... kid who can play all three outfield positions," Wally Backman told ESPNNewYork.com late in the 2011 season, while managing Lagares with Double-A Binghamton. "He’s got speed. He’s a good outfielder. He throws to the right bases. And he can swing the bat a little bit.”

Lagares was leading the Florida State League in batting with a .339 average when he was promoted to the Double-A B-Mets on July 23, 2011.

One scout who watched Lagares in Double-A compared him body-type-wise to Raul Mondesi.

Injuries really slowed Lagares more than anything early in his pro career. He suffered a broken right ankle on July 28, 2010 while playing for St. Lucie, but did not require surgery. Lagares actually played two weeks in pain after initially getting hurt holding up at third base on a teammate’s hit. He eventually had to be shut down after he ran in pain to first base on a strikeout that eluded the catcher.

The previous season, Lagares was limited to 47 games by a wrist injury. In 2008, the start to his season was delayed by an arm issue.

Juan Lagares' Career Stats:
YearAgeTmAffABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBA
200617MetsNYM2043652783331252348.255
200718SavannahNYM28126591262161171864.210
2008192 TeamsNYM253226416032447938.253
200819BrooklynNYM72818701713110.250
200819SavannahNYM18114469021734828.254
2009202 TeamsNYM192245172014104746.266
200920MetsNYM241510011014.208
200920SavannahNYM16823466201394642.274
2010212 TeamsNYM42358118189755255962.279
201021SavannahNYM2904287139539182744.300
201021St. LucieNYM13316315021673218.233
2011222 TeamsNYM470721642699711582676.349
201122St. LucieNYM30851104156749562147.338
201122BinghamtonNYM1622160113222102529.370
201223BinghamtonNYM4996914129644821103793.283
201324Las VegasNYM781327323923414.346
8 Seasons
2400320676118423127010049133441.282
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/23/2013.

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Mets protect seven of their top prospects, put them on the 40 man roster


Kirk Nieuwenhuis
With an abnormally large number of their top prospects vulnerable in next month's Rule 5 Draft, the Mets on Friday performed some extensive roster shuffling to keep their farm system intact.

The Mets added pitchers Robert Carson and Jeurys Familia, outfielders Juan Lagares, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Cesar Puello, and infielders Wilmer Flores and Reese Havens to their 40-man roster, ensuring that no team can select those players in the Rule 5 Draft proceedings at the Winter Meetings in Dallas.

They opted not to protect pitcher Brad Holt and infielder Jefry Marte, among others, leaving those players exposed to other teams.
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