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Robinson Cano remains absent from Mets’ summer camp, and has missed five consecutive days. (Source: Anthony DiComo of

Fantasy Impact: Cano hasn’t worked out with the Mets since July 6th. He remains absent from camp for undisclosed reasons. An update on Cano should be provided by the team soon. The 37-year-old slashed .256/.307/.428 with 13 homers, 39 RBI and 46 runs across 107 games in 2019.

Category: Injury Updates

Yoenis Cespedes told reporters Saturday that he will "for certain" be ready for Opening Day. (Source: Anthony DiComo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: "I know for certain now that I will be ready [for Opening Day]. I'm very excited for the season to start in two weeks" were his exact words. Cespedes missed all of last season due to injury but has received rave reviews from the Mets so far in summer camp. The universal DH will certainly help give him a bit of a breather while still keeping his bat in the lineup.

Category: Injury Updates

Michael Wacha is building up to be a member of the Mets’ starting rotation. (Source: Anthony DiComo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wacha has a clear path after Noah Syndergaard was diagnosed with a torn UCL. “I’ve just been preparing to come in an be a starter, and try to eat up as much innings as I can,” said Wacha. The 29-year-old owned a 4.76 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and a 104:55 K:BB across 126 2/3 innings for the Cardinals last season. Wacha doesn’t provide much fantasy upside and is currently 163rd among all starting pitchers in the latest expert consensus rankings.

Brad Brach has not yet reported to camp. (Source: Andy Martino on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brach is not in line to close games, even with the Mets saying they are considering a closer-by-committee approach to open the season. His 5.47 ERA and 1.62 WHIP from 2019 shows that he probably won't sniff a fantasy roster this year.

Category: Rumors

Amed Rosario told reporters that his absence from early summer camp workouts was a "team decision." (Source: Anthony DiComo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The fear was that Rosario's absence was related to COVID-19, however, the Mets were apparently staggering player arrivals over the weekend. The 24-year-old shortstop should be good to go moving forward. Rosario popped 15 homers and swiped 19 bases last season. He makes for an interesting middle-infield option late in drafts this year.

Jared Hughes has not yet reported to Mets camp. (Source: Tim Healey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: No reason has been given as to why. Hughes signed a one-year deal last week and the plan is to use him as bullpen depth in the upcoming shortened season. The 35-year-old is hoping to bounce back after posting a 4.04 ERA in 2019.

Jacob deGrom says he expects to ramp up to 85 pitches in his final summer camp tune-up. (Source: Tim Healey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This would put him on track to throw 100 pitches on Opening Day, which means he might not need to be limited early on this season. Some starters will inevitability have a slower buildup but deGrom looks like he'll be able to hit the ground running once the regular season begins.

Jed Lowrie is confident he'll be ready to do 'whatever team asks of him' as season approaches. (Source: Deesha Thosar on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: A universal DH spot will help Lowrie see some ABs this season. He's performed well in his career as a utility player, and as recent as 2018 when he was voted an All-Star. He'll look to get as healthy as possible to get back to that 23 HR and 99 RBI form.

Category: Transactions

Edwin Diaz has yet to be formally named the Mets' closer heading into the start of the regular season. Manager Luis Rojas declined to commit to Diaz as the team's closer, admitting "I don't know yet. We'll get there at some point." (Source: Anthony DiComo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rojas mentioned Diaz, Dellin Betances, Seth Lugo, and Jeurys Familia as potential options for the ninth inning, and also hinted at a 'closer by committee' approach. Diaz should remain the favorite given his track record and what the team gave up to acquire him. Though his 2019 stats (5.59 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, seven blown saves) put him firmly in the hot seat.

Category: Rumors

Marcus Stroman tweeted that he will arrive to Citi Field on Sunday for team workouts. (Source: Marcus Stroman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Stroman wasn't at the Mets' Friday workout and the team didn't provide an explanation. It's nice to hear directly from Stroman that he will be arriving soon, however. Amed Rosario also wasn't present on Friday.

Dellin Betances (shoulder, Achilles) has been throwing live batting practice and simulated games for a couple of weeks. (Source: Anthony DiComo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 32-year-old signed a one-year, $10.5 million contract with the Mets after making just one appearance for the Yankees in 2019. Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen says the team is "extremely excited" with how Betances looks. Expect him to serve as a setup man for Edwin Diaz should he remain healthy.

Category: Injury Updates

OF Tim Tebow is in consideration for one of the spots in the Mets’ player pool. (Source: Anthony DiComo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tebow was not on the original roster pool sent by the Mets on Sunday. The team has 10 spots opened, and the former NFL QB is being considered for one of them. Tebow struggled mightily in Triple-A last season, slashing .163/.240/.255 with four homers, 19 RBI, 25 runs scored and two stolen bases across 264 plate appearances.

Category: Transactions

Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen says Michael Conforto (oblique) will entering spring training 2.0 without any lmitations. (Source: Tim Britton on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Conforto suffered a Grade 1 oblique strain back in March and was set to the begin the year on the injured list. However, the shutdown evidently gave the outfielder enough time to recover. Conforto smacked 33 homers in 2019 while posting an .856 OPS.

Category: Injury Updates

The Mets placed Noah Syndergaard (elbow) on the 60-day injured list. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Syndergaard underwent Tommy John surgery back in Spring Training 1.0 and will be sidelined into the 2021 season. There is no need to select him in re-draft leagues for 2020.

Category: Injury Updates

The Mets signed their first-round pick OF Pete Crow-Armstrong. (Source: Jonathan Mayo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 18-year-old outfielder will receive a $3.359 million signing bonus, which matches the slot value of the 19th overall selection. Crow-Armstrong is viewed as an elite defensive centerfielder but it remains to be seen how his bat plays in pro ball.

Wilson Ramos has been among a group of about a half dozen Mets to work out in Mets' spring training complex located in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Source: Anthony DiComo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The spring training facility recently re-opened on Monday as it was closed for two months due to the corona-virus pandemic. Ramos was one of few Mets players to report. He slashed .288/.351/.416 with 14 homers, 73 RBI 52 runs scored and one stolen base across 524 plate appearances in 2019. Ramos is a C1 and is currently seventh among all catchers in the latest expert consensus rankings.

Mets leadoff man Jeff McNeil went 2-for-3 in Wednesday's win versus the Cardinals, along with an RBI and scoring a pair of runs.

Fantasy Impact: McNeil continues to look like he'll be a consistent real-life and fantasy producer in 2020. His spring batting average sits at .462, with 12 hits in 26 at-bats, to go with a .500 OBP. Draft with confidence.

Category: Game Recaps

Mets outfielder J.D. Davis went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and three RBI in Wednesday's win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The home run was his first of the Spring.

Fantasy Impact: Davis was a breakout performer last season and was a valuable waiver-wire add for many fantasy owners. The problem is that he only got a chance to play in 2019 because of injuries, and he doesn't have a clear path to everyday playing time in 2020.

Category: Game Recaps

Brandon Nimmo stayed hot Tuesday in a matchup with the Houston Astros.

Fantasy Impact: Nimmo was 1-for-3 with an RBI in the Mets' Grapefruit League win. He leads the team in hits with 11, and the Mets will need him to stay healthy and productive with fellow outfielder Michael Conforto now dealing with an oblique strain.

Category: Game Recaps

Mets starting pitcher Rick Porcello allowed two earned runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out one over 4 2/3 innings in Tuesday's matchup against the Houston Astros.

Fantasy Impact: While the nine hits allowed are less than ideal, Porcello managed to limit the damage. After he pitched to a 5.52 ERA last season in Boston, both the Mets and Porcello are banking on a bounceback season after agreeing to a one-year deal.

Category: Game Recaps