MESSAGE BOARDS TOOLS:  Search | Members | User Control Panel |   | Login 


All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 112 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 10  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 01, Pick 31: LHP Anthony Kay
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:59 pm 
User avatar
Offline
Practically A Wilpon

Joined: Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:21 pm
Posts: 9617
JrMan wrote:
Really hope he's underslot


even if he isn't, its a good pick


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 01, Pick 31: LHP Anthony Kay
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:02 pm 
User avatar
Offline
Practically A Wilpon

Joined: Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:21 pm
Posts: 9617
It'sOuttaHere wrote:
So 2 college pitchers drafted a little bit ahead of where they were projected. Might be able to save a bit on both and go big in rounds 2-3


Actually this guy fell to the Mets according to Law


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 01, Pick 31: LHP Anthony Kay
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:02 pm 
User avatar
Offline
Practically A Wilpon

Joined: Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:52 pm
Posts: 9255
It'sOuttaHere wrote:
So 2 college pitchers drafted a little bit ahead of where they were projected. Might be able to save a bit on both and go big in rounds 2-3

This wasn't ahead of where Dunn was projected.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 01, Pick 31: LHP Anthony Kay
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:02 pm 
User avatar
Offline
NYFS Staff

Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:05 am
Posts: 2120
Location: Troy, NY - Gloversville native
Welp...........

_________________
Twitter - @Meers222


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 01, Pick 31: LHP Anthony Kay
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:03 pm 
User avatar
Offline
Legend of NYFS

Joined: Sun Nov 26, 2006 3:56 pm
Posts: 29705
Location: Danbury, CT
Dislike this pick.

_________________
Terry Collins cost the Mets a World Series title.

The Wilpons are the worst owners in worldwide professional sports.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 01, Pick 31: LHP Anthony Kay
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:04 pm 
User avatar
Offline
Exec. VP Baseball Operations

Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:03 pm
Posts: 8495
Again, hard time believing he was best player available

_________________
Original drummer for the Wilpons Are Cheap.
"Reyes is a virus" guy is right.
R Nitelight on 7/16/2018 wrote:
I honestly don't care about winning or losing.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 01, Pick 31: LHP Anthony Kay
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:05 pm 
User avatar
Offline
Practically A Wilpon

Joined: Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:52 pm
Posts: 9255
@AdamRubinESPN:Steven Matz told me a great story about Anthony Kay the other day, then came up to me later and asked me not to use it. :(


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 01, Pick 31: LHP Anthony Kay
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:05 pm 
User avatar
Offline
Practically A Wilpon

Joined: Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:52 pm
Posts: 9255
Ralf wrote:
Again, hard time believing he was best player available

I think we probably had a deal here in advance to save money.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 01, Pick 31: LHP Anthony Kay
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:07 pm 
User avatar
Offline
Practically A Wilpon

Joined: Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:21 pm
Posts: 9617
ilikeike29 wrote:
Ralf wrote:
Again, hard time believing he was best player available

I think we probably had a deal here in advance to save money.


He is still a good pick. a lefty that throws 92-93 that can get up to 95 with a feel for pitching


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 01, Pick 31: LHP Anthony Kay
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:08 pm 
User avatar
Offline
Franchise Player

Joined: Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:39 pm
Posts: 3608
I think it's a good pick. Lefty who can hit 95 with a good change. Confident the Mets can help him develop his breaking stuff.

_________________
2015 NL Champs


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 01, Pick 31: LHP Anthony Kay
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:08 pm 
Offline
Prospect

Joined: Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:24 am
Posts: 205
Terrific writeup by Hudson Bellinsky at BA: http://www.baseballamerica.com/college/ ... yKjTooF.97

After pitching well for USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team last summer, Kay has shown more stable velocity this spring, and on Friday his fastball was explosive in the first few innings, showing arm-side run when he located it away from righthanded hitters, and flashing cut when he went inside with it. Kay sat mostly at 93-94 for much of the outing, touching 95 multiple times on at least one radar gun in the first inning. UConn coach Jim Penders was very pleased with his ace’s performance.

“His fastball location was just excellent. He was executing in and out and we weren’t getting the high strikes,” Penders said. “I thought he did a good job adjusting to the umpire’s zone. I thought he was pretty consistent.”

For the first five innings, Kay had plus fastball command, navigating the bottom of the strike zone well, with his torso getting over his front side well. When he commands his fastball, he’s going to be difficult for any hitter to square up, especially when his changeup works as well as it did against Tulane.

The 6-foot, 187-pound Kay said he’s been throwing a changeup since he was 12 or 13 years old, learning the pitch from Neal Heaton, a former University of Miami and big league all-star lefthander who amassed more than 1,500 innings over a dozen seasons in the majors. Heaton has a reputation as one of the best pitching gurus in the Northeast, working with amateur pitchers in Long Island, where Kay is from.

“It’s usually one of my best pitches, so I kind of go to it a lot,” Kay said of his change. “When it’s on, I usually have a pretty good game.”

The changeup was on for Kay on Friday. He threw it early and often, locating it down and to both sides of the strike zone against righthanded hitters. The pitch shows late fading action at times, while it shows more tumble and arm-side run at others. It was a plus pitch for Kay against Tulane, generating swings and misses often, and inducing poor contact when hitters did manage to make contact with it.

Kay has a tendency to throw his changeup through a slightly lower arm slot, a mechanism that adds to the pitch’s natural sinking action but also can telegraph the offering. While collegiate—and lower level minor league—hitters struggle to recognize these kinds of differences, big league hitters may sniff out the pitch.

The lefthander’s arm action is consistent for his fastball and curveball, with his arm extending fully as he loads up in the back and finds his arm slot. With his changeup, Kay extends his arm through release, reducing the length of the lever and producing less torque. When shaking Kay’s hand after the game, his thick fingers stood out—they allow him to cover more surface area on the baseball. His reduction in torque, as well as his firm grip around the ball, allow Kay to take significant velocity off the pitch; his changeup sat mostly at 83-85 mph, once checking in at 86.

Kay’s third pitch, a curveball, also shows potential. Though it is unlikely to warrant plus projections from scouts, it does show sharp spinning action, and Kay could improve the pitch as he matures. According to Penders, the pitch has taken strides in the right direction during Kay’s time with the Huskies.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 01, Pick 31: LHP Anthony Kay
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:15 pm 
User avatar
Offline
Rookie

Joined: Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:23 am
Posts: 830
Not only do I like the two prospects, but I like the idea of going pitching with these two picks(especially college arms - one with big upside and one relatively "safe"). Regardless of what the MLB team needs at this moment, the Mets have been going offense early ever since taking Harvey in '10. It was time to restock some arms, and they've completely revamped that area of the system in a matter of a few hours.

I'm a fan.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 112 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 10  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 36 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group


FIND AN AA MEETING | SUICIDE DEPRESSION ADDICTION HELP | BOOK REVIEWS EDITORIAL BEST SELLERS | LOCAL DOCTORS HOSPITAL EMERGENCY CARE | LOCAL LIVE MUSIC OPEN MIC JAM | FIND YOUR CONGRESSMAN AND WHERE TO VOTE | WOMEN VETERANS HELP SUPPORT | PET FRIENDLY PARKS HOTELS | SOLAR WIND RENEWABLE POWER | FILE TAX RETURN ATTORNEY | 4G SEO SMART PHONES TABLET WEB | BIRTHDAY PARTY RENTAL CHARACTERS | HOMES APARTMENTS FOR SALE OR RENT | SPORT COURT GYM FITNESS CLUB TRACK FIELD | GET HEALTH LIFE AUTO HOME INSURANCE QUOTE | VETERAN TIPS ON CRAFT DIY RECIPES | FIND ATM BRANCH CONSOLIDATION STUDENT CREDIT LOAN RATES | LOCAL NEWS AND RSS FEEDS | CHRISTMAS BLACK FRIDAY BACK TO SCHOOL SALE | LATEST E NEWS ON MOVIES TV GAMES GIFTS BOOKS | LAST MINUTE ANNIVERSARY BIRTHDAY HOUSE WARMING GIFTS | LOCAL ARTS CRAFTS SUPPLY STORE | LOCAL LINKS TO RESTAURANTS AIRPORTS DRUG STORES | DRUG OXY OPIATE ALCOHOL PHYSICAL REHAB LOCAL NEW OR USED BOOK STORE | KNICKS BLOG FORUM BOARDS | © Untraditional Media