#MetsCrushMonday: Will Toffey

The Mets acquired third basemen Will Toffey & right handed reliever Bobby Wahl from the Oakland Athletics in the trade that brought the contending Oakland A’s the backend reliever, Jeurys Familia.

The Mets also received $1MM in international bonus & Oakland will take over the remainder on Familia’s salary.

However, the Mets may have received a Gem in this trade. Third baseman, William Toffey. Toffey will probably never hit for power but the kid knows how to get on base & getting on the paths usually generate to runs scored. The Orange & Blue know this problem all too well in the past couple of years.

In 2017, at the age of 22 years old in the New York Penn League, in 57 games & 209 AB’s, Toffey had 55 hits, 11 of which being doubles, 2 triples, & 1 homerun while driving in 11 RBI’s & scoring 38 runs. For his first year in the minors, Toffey batted .263/.377/.349/.726 which isn’t too shabby for his first taste pro-ball.

Entering the 2018 season, Toffey ranked as the A’s 25th prospect. He’s outperformed his ranking & reputation & is exceeding the hype with his numbers at the plate. He has had shoulder issues during the beginning of the season so he must prove to himself that he can stay healthy & eventually produce as a third baseman at a major league level.

After batting .219/.347/.349/.646 with 18 doubles, one triple, five home runs and 27 RBI’s in 91 games and 269 at-bats, Toffey enters the 2020 season as the Mets 24th ranked prospect.

Unfortunately, the pandemic has hit worldwide since then and Minor League baseball has taken the decision to call it a year and not even hit the diamond. Again while unfortunate, definitely understandable with a lot of fallout taking place between MLB and MiLB.

While Toffey has dropped in the ranks through no faults of his own, he still may find his way lost in the system and eventually released or make his way to the MLB roster with a spot on the bench. New ownership will soon takeover and with changes expected to made top to bottom, no one’s job could really be safe.

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Hello, is it me (Jon Gray) you’re looking for?

Finally! A pitcher as the main addition in a trade option. Probably not the name you would like to see? But yes, I would consider Mr. Gray.

Jon Gray was a big prospect coming up thru the Rockies system, but besides a few good seasons, it has been underwhelming. Like most pitchers for the Rockies, pitching half your games at Coors Field doesn’t help. Although Gray has been almost equal in his career in home/road splits.

Reason why I would call the Rockies is that Gray is in his final contract year and coming off a terrible 2020. With 2020 being such a fluke season, with just 60 games, I rather look at his 2019 season and he was very good that year. In 150 innings he pitched to a 3.84 ERA/4.06 FIP, very solid if you ask me.

With his bad 2020 and him being in his last year of arbitration, diminishes his value. According to Baseballtradevalues.com, Gray gets a 2.4 value (equal to a trade pakage of Will Toffey and Ali Sanchez). While I don’t think that would do it, I would say, value wise, it wouldn’t cost a lot in terms of prospects and money.

Baseballtradevalues.com

Him leaving Coors Field and get away from the Big prospect, that didn’t work that well status, could help Gray. Get him back on track and increase his spin rate, would be something I would work on with him. To me this is a low risk-high reward type option, I would definitely see as a fifth starter.

Also read: Hello, is it me (Harrison Bader) you’re looking for?

MetsJunkies Sunday Recap

Syndergaard hit the mound like a man on a mission. The 6’7″ right hander pitched 7 innings while giving up 2 runs on 5 hits, striking out 3. Syndergaard now has an ERA of 4.50 and a 3-4 win/loss record.

J.D. Davis has a multi-hit game, going 2-3 and is now batting .287 on the season.


Syracuse Mets

Tim Tebow hit his first home run of the season. The former NFL quarterback is now batting .157 after going 1-4.

Rajai Davis reached base twice, going 1-3 with a walk. Davis is now batting .281 in 36 games.

Reliever Cory Taylor pitched a scoreless 1-2-3 inning, lowering his ERA to 2.04.


  • Binghamton Rumble Ponies

  • Catcher Ali Sanchez picked up a multi-hit game by going 2-5 with an RBI.

    Third baseman Will Toffey also had a multi-hit game, going 2-3 with a walk and run scored.

    Luis Carpio is making his second start for Binghamton since being promoted and went 2-3, hitting his first home run of the season. The infielder drove in 2 runs as well as scored 2 runs, his average is now .

    Jason Vargas took the mound for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies as part of his rehab assignment. The veteran lefty pitched 4 innings, giving up 1 run on 2 hits, while striking out 5 and walking 3, he has an ERA of 2.25 with the Rumble Ponies.


    St. Lucie Mets

    Shortstop Manny Rodriguez had a multi-hit game by going 2-3 with an RBI double.

    Quinn Brodey had a 2-5 afternoon with an RBI and run scored.

    #MetsCrushMonday: Will Toffey

    Since acquiring third basemen Will Toffey & right handed reliever Bobby Wahl from the Oakland Athletics in the trade that brought the contending A’s the elite reliever, Jeurys Familia, the Athletics have been on an extremely impressive run. Familia has always proven himself to be a far above average reliever as well as closer, despite some mishaps in July as well as an imperative one with the Mets in the playoffs.

    The Mets also received $1MM in international bonus & Oakland will take over the remainder on Familia’s salary.

    However, the Mets may have received a Gem in this trade. Third baseman, William Toffey. Toffey will probably never hit for power but the kid knows how to get on base & getting on the paths usually generate to runs scored. The Orange & Blue know this problem all too well in the past couple of years.

    In 2017, at the age of 22 years old in the New York Penn League, in 57 games & 209 AB’s, Toffey had 55 hits, 11 of which being doubles, 2 triples, & 1 homerun while driving in 11 RBI’s & scoring 38 runs.

    For his first year in the minors, Toffey batted .263/.377/.349/.726 which isn’t too shabby for his first taste.

    In 2018, just with the Mets, Toffey has appeared in 32 games while stepping in for 103 AB’s, he has 2 homeruns, 14 RBI’s, 17 runs scored while supporting a .252/.403/.417/.821 slash line.

    Entertaining the season, Toffey ranked as the A’s 25th prospect. He’s outperformed his ranking & reputation & is exceeding the hype with his numbers at the plate. He has had shoulder issues during the beginning of the season so he must prove to himself that he can stay healthy & eventually produce as a third baseman at a major league level.