Spring Training Video Diary – Early Hitters

On Wednesday, MetsBlog took a break from pitchers and catchers to check on some of the position players who have reported to camp early.

Check out video of David Wright, Ike Davis, Curtis Granderson and others as they took the field and took their cuts in batting practice.

29 comments
Tommy JongHo Kim
Tommy JongHo Kim

Keep up with these great videos! Its nice to be able to see their progress. Thanks!

hankincolo
hankincolo

Don't worry about Ike dropping his hands, what matters are the results.

willymayshays
willymayshays

Rubes going to bounce back 285, 345 are the winning numbers.


Always been a fan, really disappointing last yr.  But there is something I value in having guys like Tejada, who don't make much, don't put up flashy numbers but play an important role and are often clutch.   It's all about value, and Tejada was great in that department for 2 yrs.  He will bounce back, that is my bet. 

tommets
tommets

He does a much better job than Baron's last year...

philj
philj

Lagares is projected .259/.297/.365 while last year EY Jr had a slash of .249/.310/.336 but this was only Lagares first year.  As Lagares matures as a player, so will his plate discipline.  Right now I would hope Lagares picks up as many base stealing pointers from EY as possible.  He has the potential to be groomed into a lead off hitter.


Opinions on Lagares as a potential lead off hitter if he shows an improved plate discipline?


Lagares/ EY 

Murphy

Wright

Granderson

D'arnaud

C Young

Ike/ Duda

Tejada


Grove Peate
Grove Peate

Wright swing is alot quicker...I told him...he had a great comeback...what..I was slow last year?...I said you were broke...now that you worked your core you look great.He thanked me for the complement.Don't want to get on the bad side of the captain.

Robert Brenden is doing a great job...haven't seen you yet.

Nieuwenhuis looked real good too.Viola came in to pitch and he asked Hudgens if he could get in his spot so as to watch the lefy throw to Lagares.Kirk hit him well.

Grandy looks a little rusty.Chris Young too.EYJr looks grea5...more muscle alot more pop.

Puello has been showing long ball on field 6 two days in a row...something Bay never did.

fast_eddie
fast_eddie

Watching David Wright and Curtis Granderson hitting in the cage...IT FEELS LIKE BASEBALL! Watching Syndergaard and Rafael Montero pitch...It won't be long until we start making some noise in the National League. The future is NOW!

mike23
mike23

Ike with hitch in his swing still, will be interesting to see how he does in spring, for most spring isn't anything to be to concerned with but for Ike getting off to a hot start from day one would seem to be pretty important if he is going to start at 1b. 

Brandon Hillman
Brandon Hillman

Saw duda was in the same hitting group. Would have liked to see how he was performing. I know its  early and only bp, but if it is a competition, comparison of the two hitters(Davis-Duda) in the group would have been nice. 

VamosMets
VamosMets

@robertbrender is there a way to make the video bigger on the page? Small window and can only see part of it

bryan145
bryan145

Looks like Ike lost the leg kick, lowered his back elbow, and I like that he kept the charging hands in the batting stance

mike23
mike23

anyway to make these videos have an option to make it full screen ? 

flmetsfan
flmetsfan

@willymayshays Why not say .325.  It's just as likely for a player who was projected as a perennial backup middle infielder until the Mets couldn't afford anyone else.

tommets
tommets

@philj  I really hope they use Lagares as the leadoff guy. He just has way too much potential to be put into AAA. I feel like he was given to us as a mistake for trading away Carlos Gomez. He's our second change and I hope this organization doesn't mess up again.

mike23
mike23

@philj  I would try Lagares in the lead off spot, why not, maybe he does well and if he struggles than you see who is next. This teams lineup is still full of unknowns, if they all play like they are capable of they could be decent but things could be looking horrible if guys like (lagares, d'arnaud, chris young, ike/duda, tejada) all struggle and show no improvements from last year. 

Mike DeRosa
Mike DeRosa

@fast_eddie No, the future is 2015. The team has already said that the minor league pitchers won't be up until June at the earliest, if at all. Barring an miracle interstellar spring training. But I do recall either Sandy or Collins saying that they wouldn't need to be up until the roster expansion in September. Which means this year, like last year, will be a complete waste. Especially since we don't even have a Harvey-Day to look forward to.

absltuconn
absltuconn

@VamosMets @robertbrender you have to make your browser window bigger - the site adjusts to the window, so if you make it wider, you will see the whole video player.

Stephen Rossi
Stephen Rossi

@VamosMets @robertbrender  I think the only way you can view the video full screen is by watching it on sny.tv on the right side of the page. 

Dr_Adolph_Soto
Dr_Adolph_Soto

@AVSNY Wright, Grandy, Cruz and Ike, 3-4-5-6, 80-120 homers, 240-400 RBI's; more importantly, a 2nd division team can become playoff bound!

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

Tejada there but Q and Tovar aren't.