Sights and Sounds From Mets Camp In Port St. Lucie

By Ernest Dove

February 14, 2018 12 Comments

Anthony Swarzak

Wednesday was the first day that Mets camp was open to the public and I was lucky enough to have made the trip out. I wanted to share some photos and videos I took while in Port St. Lucie.

There are some newer faces with the Mets this year on the pitching side along with some who arrived during the sell off last year:

Jacob Rhame

Rhame was acquired in the trade that sent Curtis Granderson to the Dodgers. Callahan was part of the package the Mets received in return for Addison Reed.

Jamie Callahan

But obviously we are all here to see the guys the Mets are still hoping can lead this team back to the playoffs in the rotation:

Jacob deGrom

The new look deGrom after cutting his hair earlier this year.

Matt Harvey

Here’s video of Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Jerry Blevins in a pitching drill:

Along with the men needed to anchor the bullpen:

AJ Ramos

Ramos begins his first full season with the Mets after being acquired last July.

Jeurys Familia

 

Regarding Mets first baseman Dominic Smith, he still looks fantastic.

Dominic Smith

Another young prospect to keep an eye on who is now on the 40 man roster is Luis Guillorme

While tweeting live on twitter I filmed Luis hitting multiple balls over the wall. It’s just batting practice but still worth noting the approach he had in that he was making an effort to pull the ball on every pitch.

Also a good sign during batting practice was seeing Dominic Smith not only hitting balls over the wall but also hitting and driving many balls to center and left center field, which is his natural swing. This is good to see.

There were also some other minor leaguers who were helping out the pitchers during drills including :

Brandon Brosher

The powerful Brosher has played first base and catcher in his career.

Luis Carpio

And here are the best of the rest. Enjoy and lets go Mets !

TJ Rivera

Rivera is expected to miss the beginning of the season after having Tommy John surgery.

Brandon Nimmo

Nimmo is battling Juan Lagares to see who will be the starter in center field and possibly the leadoff hitter too.

Michael Conforto

Confoeto began doing baseball activities today.

Luis Guillorme

The talented defensive infielder is trying to improve his bat to help him have a better chance as a MLB regular.

Robert Gsellmen

Gsellman looks to bounce back from a bad 2017 and regain a spot in the starting rotation.

Hansel Robles

Robles is another guy looking to bounce back from a bad 2017 season.

Paul Sewald

Sewald will be in a battle for one of the last spots in the Mets Opening Day bullpen.

Marcos Molina

Molina showed diminished stuff in Double-A last season in first full season back from TJS.

Kevin McGowan

All photos and videos courtesy of Ernest Dove

  • Ari Berkowitz

    Guiilorme has completely revamped his swing, should lead to more flyballs and a very interesting season

  • He also looks physically really strong while maintaining his cat like reflexes out there.

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  • Awesome photos and reporting. That’s fantastic to hear about Guillorme and Dom.

  • Tommy Brennan

    Great post, Ernest. Dom looks ripped

  • Thank you Tom. Yeah Dom is ready to rock. Weird though how everyone over and over kept complimenting him on his look as he worked out lol.

  • Thank you !
    I’m really anxious to see Guillorme stats in Vegas .
    Dom I want starting day one in MLB for Mets but hey I’m not in charge.

  • Mojo Hill

    Did you happen to see if Cecchini was there?

  • No Cecchini sighting.

  • Tommy Brennan

    First glance, I thought “who is that athletic looking guy?” then looked at the face and saw it was Dom. Pleasantly surprised.

  • Nessim Toledano

    Interesting. The guy is on the cusp of dropping down in the pecking order and losing his spot on the 40-man roster and he doesn’t show up early?
    When he does arrive, he’d better show up looking stronger and faster and swinging better than he did 5 months ago.

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