Friday, March 09, 2012
Matt Den Dekker hit a two-run triple to help the New York Mets take a 5-3 decision over Atlanta in Grapefruit League play.
Ronny Cedeno added a pair of RBI and Mike Baxter drove in one for the Mets. Dillon Gee worked three innings, giving up two runs on five hits with a pair of strikeouts.
Fernando Cabrera got the win by recording the final two outs in the seventh and Josh Edgin tossed a scoreless ninth for the save.
Martin Prado finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored for the Braves.
Randall Delgado lasted three innings and surrendered three hits and two earned runs.
Dillon Gee gave up 2 earned runs in 3 innings pitched. Mets top Prospect Matt Harvey had 2 shut out innings in relief.
Friday, January 20, 2012
The Mets have invited 23 year old, OF Matt Den Dekker to spring training camp along with RHP Matt Harvey. Many Mets fans do not know who he is, so here is a good chance to take a look at some footage that I came across along with a scouting report.
Den Dekker is Best known for his version of “The Catch” in the 2010 College World Series, Den Dekker had a stellar career at the University of Florida prior to signing for a considerable bonus given his status as a fourth year senior. Click here for Footage of "The Catch"
OF Matt Den Dekker Scouting Report From Scouting the Sally:
Physical Projection: Listed at 6’1″, 205 lbs., Den Dekker is well-proportioned and looks the part of a college athlete who has benefited from a major college strength and conditioning program. As an athlete, he’s certainly not bursting with tools, but he makes the most out of his physical attributes and they play up due to his being a “grinder” who understands his strengths well.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The Mets have invited Prospects RHP Matt Harvey and OF Matt den Dekker to Spring Training Camp, Adam Rubin reports.
However, Zack Wheeler the young right-hander acquired in the Carlos Beltran deal was not invited.
Wheeler only finished the year in A-ball so he is not as polished. Plus,as one team outsider put it, the Mets would have to spend more on meal money and accommodations. St. Lucie can be quite pricey that time of year.