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Mets pitcher Carlos Carrasco got surgery to remove bone fragments from his elbow on Tuesday. He is expected to return in time for winter baseball activities. (Source: Andy Martino on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Carrasco had a rough debut season with the New York Mets, pitching just 53.2 innings to a tune of a 6.04 ERA. The good news is that his strikeout numbers were still close to his usual numbers, he simply was just getting hit very hard and struggled to keep the ball in the yard. Cookie being 100% healthy for the 2022 season would be a delight to see as he shapes up to be one of the more intriguing bounce back candidates next season.

Category: Injury Updates


Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports the Padres are expected to pursue RHP Marcus Stroman this offseason. (Source: San Diego Union-Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: The Padres' rotation fell apart down the stretch, so it's obvious why the team is interested in Stroman's steady presence. He posted a 3.02 ERA in 33 starts this season.

Category: Rumors


The New York Mets are not picking up the option of manager Luis Rojas. (Source: Joel Sherman on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: This is not a huge surprise after the Mets missed out on the playoffs this year. It will be interesting to see who the organization turns to as the next manager.


Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard (elbow) is slated to start Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Marlins. (Source: Anthony DiComo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This will be his first big league appearance since 2019. Syndergaard is very unlikely to pitch deep into this game, but he wants to get some work in following such a long layoff. Fantasy managers can safely avoid him for the final week of the season.

Category: Injury Updates


J.D. Davis (left hand sprain) was placed on the injured list by the Mets on Sunday. (Source: Mike Puma on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Davis, when called upon in limited action this season for the Mets, always rose to the occasion. In 73 games, Davis had a .285 batting average with five home runs and 23 runs batted in. His versatility and ability to play multiple positions may not mean much from a fantasy perspective, but it is and invaluable asset that the Mets will miss until Davis comes back.

Category: Injury Updates


Pete Alonso went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the Mets 12-5 loss Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Alonso is hitting .260 with a .858 OPS this season. Next spring, he'll be a top-60 pick in drafts, but managers should be aware of his pronounced home/road splits.

Category: Game Recaps


Taijuan Walker allowed six runs on six hits, two walks, and one strikeout in two innings. The Mets lost 12-5 and are 73-79 this season.

Fantasy Impact: Walker has a 7.74 ERA post-All-Star break and a 5.82 ERA on the road. His next start is Tuesday at home against Miami.

Category: Game Recaps


Dominic Smith came in as a pinch hitter and delivered a two-run double to tie the game. The Mets went on to win 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: Smith has collapsed after a breakout in 2020. Instead, he'll be a post-hype sleeper in 2022 after hitting .246 with a .672 so far this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Michael Conforto went 0-for-3 with one walk on Sunday. The Mets won 3-2 over the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Conforto has ruined his free-agent payday by hitting .223 with a .708 OPS. If the Mets give him a qualifying offer, he would be wise to take it and rebuild his value.

Category: Game Recaps


Javier Baez went 1-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts. The Mets won 3-2 and are 73-77 this season.

Fantasy Impact: Baez is a free agent after the season, but he'll be a top-50 player in 2022 drafts after hitting .264 with 31 homers, and 17 steals this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts on Sunday. The Mets won 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: This spring, Lindor was drafted in the second round, but he has fallen out of the top-50 and could be a big bargain next spring. He's hitting .229 with a .725 OPS, 17 homers, and ten stolen bases.

Category: Game Recaps


Jeff McNeil went 2-for-3 with one RBI, one homer, one single, and two runs scored. The Mets won 3-2 Sunday and are 73-77 this season.

Fantasy Impact: McNeil's home run was the difference-maker in this game. He's been a big disappointment this season - hitting .252 with a .683 OPS.

Category: Game Recaps


Edwin Diaz pitched a perfect ninth inning and nailed down his 30th save of the season. The Mets won 3-2 Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Diaz has a 3.62 ERA, and he's a safe bet to be the Mets closer again next season. As a result, he'll be an early-mid-round pick in fantasy drafts next spring.

Category: Game Recaps


Rich Hill allowed two runs on six hits, one walk, and seven strikeouts in four and two-thirds innings. The Mets beat the Phillies 3-2 Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Hill threw 86 pitches before departing in the fifth inning. He'll face the Brewers on Sunday in his next start.

Category: Game Recaps


Mets' OF Brandon Nimmo is on track to return to the Mets' order this weekend after suffering a strained right hamstring. (Source: Tim Healey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Nimmo was placed on the injured list on September 4th after suffering a hamstring strain during a double-header with the Nationals, and he looks to be on track to return this weekend for the Mets' series against the Phillies. Before he returns, Nimmo is set to face fellow Met Noah Syndergaard during live batting practice. If all goes well, expect Nimmo back for the Mets.

Category: Injury Updates


Mets top prospect SS Ronny Mauricio has been promoted to Double-A Binghamton. (Source: Tim Healey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mauricio hit just .242 in 100 games at High-A Brooklyn, but he totaled 19 homers and nine stolen bases. The 20-year-old is universally considered a top 100 prospect in baseball.

Category: Transactions


Trevor Williams allowed two runs on ten hits, two walks, and three strikeouts in five innings Monday. The Mets lost 4-3 and are 69-69 this season.

Fantasy Impact: Williams killed many WHIPs today, but he was kind enough to spare the ERA. He's not a recommended streaming option in standard redraft leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Kevin Pillar went 2-for-4 with a grand slam home run, and a stolen base as the Mets won 13-6 Sunday over the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Pillar has homered in back-to-back games, but he's still not an option in redraft leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Jonathan Villar went 2-for-6 with two runs, one RBI, one double, and one home run. The Mets won 13-6 Sunday, but it was close until the ninth inning.

Fantasy Impact: Villar had two hits off Nationals starter Josiah Gray. He's batting leadoff and can provide value in all five categories. Fantasy managers can roster him while he's hot.

Category: Game Recaps


Aaron Loup allowed one walk in one inning and collected his fifth win of the season. The Mets won 13-6 Sunday, but the game was close until they scored six runs in the top of the ninth.

Fantasy Impact: Loup has been outstanding with a 1.13 ERA this season, but it's probably not sustainable considering his xFIP is a respectable but not interstellar: 3.15.