- Steven Matz is throwing well in Double-A, but wants to continue to work on his curveball.
Here's what they're saying elsewhere...
New Prospect RankingsKeith Law at ESPN.com is out with his updated list of the new Top 50 prospects in baseball.
His Top 50 has four Mets, RHP Noah Syndergaard (16), OF Michael Conforto (#32), CF Brandon Nimmo (#34) and 1B Dominic Smith (#49). Unlike the mid-season prospect lists at Baseball Prospectus and Baseball America, Law includes players from this June's draft.
Law is skeptical about Nimmo's ability to stay in center, but thinks he will play "great" defense in right. For what it's worth, Nimmo is 26 days younger than Conforto (they were both born in March of 1993), and is already in double-A, while Conforto has yet to take a professional at-bat. Conforto was a finalist for USA Baseball's Golden Spikes Award, but the honor went to Kentucky first baseman A.J. Reed.
Also, Daren over at MLBFarm.com has made a page for tracking prospects on Law's Top 50.
Noah SyndergaardJared Diamond in the Wall Street Journal heads to Las Vegas to check in on Noah Syndergaard who confesses he thought about a potential big league promotion and the Super 2 cutoff. His ups and downs in triple-A, Syndergaard insisted were less physical and, "all about the mental aspect."
Writing at Amazin' Avenue, Jeffrey Paternostro said that 19-year-old 3B Jhoan Urena, "has one of the best hit tools in the low minors of the organization."