New York Mets

NL East

Brandon Nimmo is out of the lineup on Wednesday against the Phillies with an oblique injury. (Source: Anthony DiComo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Nimmo left Tuesday's game after feeling a "twinge" in his oblique, so it's no surprise that he's out for today. The Mets haven't updated his status much, so for now, expect him to avoid the IL. Jeff McNeil will start in left field and lead off.

Category: Injury Updates


Mets third baseman Todd Frazier went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in Tuesday's win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The homer was his first of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Tuesday was just Frazier's second game back after starting the season on the Injured List with an oblique injury, and he already has a stolen base and a grand slam. While he should see a fair share of the playing time at third base in the short term, he will soon have to share time with Jed Lowrie once he returns while also likely ceding some time to J.D. Davis and Jeff McNeil.

Category: Game Recaps


Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler struck out 11 batters over seven shutout innings while allowing five hits and no walks in a win over the Phillies on Tuesday. He also went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, three RBIs, and two runs scored at the plate.

Fantasy Impact: While the batting stats won't help fantasy owners in most formats, Wheeler delivered a dominating performance on the mound. He now has a 4.25 ERA with 33 strikeouts over 29 2/3 innings to start the season, and Tuesday was his third straight quality start after getting knocked around by the Nationals in his second start of the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Amed Rosario will not be available for the Mets on Tuesday. Rosario is battling flu symptoms and also missed Monday's contest.

Fantasy Impact: Rosario's fantasy managers need to continue monitoring him as there has not been a timetable provided by the Mets. Luis Guillorme will get the start at short. Guillorme is hitting .188 with an OPS of .474.

Category: Injury Updates


Robinson Cano will start at second base and bat third in the Mets' order. Cano missed Monday with a hand injury. (Source: Anthony DiComo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cano will be back in action and should be placed into lineups. Cano is battling through 2019 slashing .235/.286/.412 thus far.


Mets catcher Wilson Ramos went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk in Monday's win over the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Ramos is now batting .292 to start the season and is considered one of the top offensive contributors in fantasy at the catcher position.

Category: Game Recaps


Phillies second baseman Jeff McNeil went 2-for-3 and hit his first home run of the season on Monday, but he also went for X-rays after the game after being hit on the hand by a pitch. Despite the precaution, he is expected to be fine and could play on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: It sounds like McNeil managed to avoid any serious injury, which is always a concern when a batter is hit on the hand by a pitch. He has been red-hot for the Mets to start the season and should be considered day-to-day at this time.

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Mets starter Steven Matz allowed one run on three hits and two walks while striking out six over six innings in a win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday. The win brings him to 2-1 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Matz was not even able to get an out in the first inning before being lifted in his previous start, so a quality start and a win is about as good as a bounce-back performance as fantasy owners could hope for. He will now take a 4.03 ERA and 25 strikeouts over 22 1/3 innings into his next start against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Category: Game Recaps


The Mets placed reliever Justin Wilson on the 10-day IL with left elbow soreness. (Source: Anthony DiComo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The move is being made retroactive to April 20th. The Mets don't expect Wilson to miss more than the minimum amount of time. Todd Frazier was activated off IL in a corresponding move.

Category: Injury Updates


Jacob deGrom (elbow) underwent an MRI before throwing Monday's bullpen session. (Source: Tim Britton on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Mets had discussed skipping the MRI but wound up going through with it. The results looked good, which is why he went ahead and threw his bullpen. deGrom has a chance to return from the injured list as soon as April 26th versus the Brewers.

Category: Injury Updates


Mets first baseman Pete Alonso went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. The homer was his eighth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Alonso continues to mash for the Mets and now has eight home runs to go with 17 runs scored, 19 RBIs, and a .325 batting average through his first 77 at-bats.

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Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. The homer was his sixth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Through the first three weeks of the season, Conforto is on pace to have a career year. Though it is still early, he now has six home runs to go with 18 runs scored, 12 RBIs, two stolen bases, and a .300 batting average.

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Mets starter Noah Syndergaard allowed six runs (four earned) on eight hits and two walks while striking out five over five innings in a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Syndergaard continues to struggle for the Mets and has now allowed four earned runs or more in three consecutive starts. His ERA now sits at 5.90, but his 2.92 FIP suggests that he should be getting back on track soon. He will look to do just that when he takes on the Milwaukee Brewers at home in his next start.

Category: Game Recaps


Mets starting pitcher Chris Flexen was optioned back to Triple-A Syracuse following Saturday's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. He allowed five earned runs on seven hits and four walks while not striking out a single batter over 4 1/3 innings in the loss. (Source: Tim Healey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Flexen was probably going to be sent back down regardless of how he pitched on Saturday, but his outing did not make it a difficult decision. Through his first two starts in Triple-A, Flexen has a 5.25 ERA but does have 18 strikeouts across 12 innings.

Category: Transactions


Mets closer Edwin Diaz allowed one hit and one walk while striking out one to record the save in Friday's win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The save was his seventh of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Diaz is one of the top closers in baseball and one of the best closers for fantasy owners, and he figures to be near the league lead in saves when all is said and done, provided he stays healthy.

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Mets starter Jason Vargas allowed one earned run on three hits and three walks while striking out three over four innings in a no-decision against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: While it was not an overly impressive outing, it was a nice step in the right direction after only managing to record one out in his last start. He will now take a 9.58 ERA into his next start against the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Mets third baseman J.D. Davis went 1-for-2 with a home run and a walk in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Braves. The homer was his third of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Davis now has three home runs through his first 35 at-bats this season and could earn himself more playing time if he can keep this production up. With Jed Lowrie expected to return from the Injured List in a few weeks, though, he may have to pick up the production if he wants to stick in the lineup.

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The Mets activated Travis d'Arnaud from the IL on Sunday, optioning Tomas Nido to Triple-A. (Source: Anthony DiComo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: d'Arnaud missed almost all of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, but will slide into the backup role behind Wilson Ramos. He's on the bench Sunday, which isn't too upsetting for his owners given that Max Scherzer is pitching, but he should see a start or two each week.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Mets reliever Jeurys Familia earned the win with a clean 8th inning on Monday against the Marlins. He did not allow a baserunner and struck out one.

Fantasy Impact: Familia has now thrown 2 2/3 scoreless innings to start the season. He is no longer the closer for the Mets after the arrival of Edwin Diaz, but he is still valuable in leagues that reward for holds.

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Coming out of the bullpen, Seth Lugo pitched one inning and struck out the side to get his first hold of the season.

Fantasy Impact: For leagues that count holds, Lugo should prove to be a valuable commodity. He's expected to come in the seventh inning and have a solid relief role for the Mets.

Category: Game Recaps