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Projecting the Mets’ Opening Day roster, 3/11

It’s been nearly a month since we last projected the Mets’ Opening Day roster, and a few things have changed (including yesterday’s first round of cuts). First, a refresher on the rules:

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  • The following takes into account only those players under Major or Minor League contract with the Mets. We will not speculate on trades or free agent signings in this space.
  • For our purposes, any healthy player in big league camp will be considered in the running for a roster spot. So someone like Noah Syndergaard, who is not realistically competing for a rotation spot in Spring Training, will still be listed.
  • This list will be updated throughout the next two months based upon player acquisitions, injuries, Grapefruit League performances and comments from management.

Without further ado:

Lineup:
LF Eric Young, Jr.
2B Daniel Murphy
3B David Wright
RF Curtis Granderson
CF Chris Young
1B Ike Davis

C  Travis d’Arnaud

SS Ruben Tejada

Bench:
1B/OF Lucas Duda
OF Juan Lagares
1B/3B Josh Satin
1B/2B/3B/SS/OF Anthony Seratelli*
C Anthony Recker

Rotation:
LHP Jon Niese

RH
P Bartolo Colon
RHP Dillon Gee
RHP Zack Wheeler
RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka*

Bullpen:
RHP Bobby Parnell (CL)
RHP Jose Valverde*
RHP Kyle Farnsworth*
RHP Vic Black
RHP Jeurys Familia
RHP Carlos Torres
LHP Scott Rice

Injured:
RHP Matt Harvey, RHP Jeremy Hefner

In the running:
C Taylor Teagarden*, C Juan Centeno, INF Wilmer Flores, INF Zach Lutz, INF Eric Campbell*, INF Brandon Allen*, INF Omar Quintanilla*, OF Andrew Brown, OF Matt den Dekker, OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF Matt Clark*, RHP Jacob deGrom, RHP Ryan Reid, RHP Jeff Walters, RHP Joel Carreno*, RHP Rafael Montero, RHP Miguel Socolovich*, RHP Noah Syndergaard*, RHP Cory Mazzoni*, RHP Jenrry Mejia, RHP Gonzalez Germen, LHP John Lannan*.

*Denotes non-roster invitee

Notes:
The first round of cuts made the bullpen picture significantly clearer. Lefties Josh Edgin and Jack Leathersich are no longer candidates, turning John Lannan into a legitimate relief option. But until we see him in that role in a game, I’ll keep my original bullpen projection intact. I’ll admit it’s a shaky one, considering how underwhelming Jose Valverde and Kyle Farnsworth have been so far in Grapefruit League play. … The only other change comes on the bench, where I now have Juan Lagares making the team instead of playing every day at Triple-A Las Vegas. The outfield battle between Lagares and Eric Young, Jr. is still very much unresolved.

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Which young pitcher do you most want to see in the Opening Day bullpen?

For simplicity’s sake, I included all pitchers in Mets camp age 25 or younger who primarily served as relievers last season:


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Mets front office discusses the farm

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson and top aides John Ricco, J.P. Ricciardi and Paul DePodesta met with season-ticketholders last night at Citi Field, answering questions and offering optimism about the state of the team (and, in Alderson’s case, giving a shoutout to MLB.com).

In the clip below, you can watch those four discussing the young players in the system that most excite them. Some of the answers might surprise you.

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Mets enjoying early draft returns

The Mets’ first selection in last year’s First-Year Player Draft, Brandon Nimmo, is currently in extended Spring Training preparing for his next challenge in Class A ball.

As for the team’s next five selections, all pitchers, the combined line looks like this: 36.2 IP, 41 K, 8 BB, 1.72 ERA.

Here are the individual lines:

RHP Michael Fulmer
Selected: Comp round, 44th overall
Level: Class A Savannah
Stats: 1 GS, 4.2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

RHP Cory Mazzoni
Selected: 2nd round, 71st overall
Level: Class A St. Lucie
Stats: 2 GS, 11.0 IP, 10 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K

RHP Logan Verrett
Selected: 3rd round, 101st overall
Level: Class A Savannah
Stats: 2 GS, 10.0 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 14 K

RHP Tyler Pill
Selected: 4th round, 132nd overall
Level: Class A Savannah
Stats: 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K

LHP Jack Leathersich
Selected: 5th round, 162nd overall
Level: Class A Savannah
Stats: 2 G, 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K

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