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LI’s Cam Maron among year-end All-Stars

Cam Maron, a native of Hicksville, works out

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Hicksville’s Cam Maron is one of five year-end All-Stars selected from the Mets’ and Yankees’ organizations.

Maron, 23, has hit .284 with a .394 on-base percentage in 93 games with the St. Lucie Mets, who play in the Single-A advanced Florida State League. The catcher had a 31-game streak of reaching base via a hit or walk snapped on Aug. 22. Maron has impressive plate discipline and has walked...

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Mets daily prospect report: Montero shines for Las Vegas

Mets pitcher Rafael Montero looks on during spring

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An overview of the Mets minor league affiliates on Thursday:

TRIPLE-A – Las Vegas 51s

The skinny: Las Vegas scored single runs in the fourth and fifth innings during a 2-0 win over El Paso.

The standouts:

Matt den Dekker, CF: 2-for-2 with two walks

Matt Reynolds, SS: 2-for-3 with a double and a walk

Rafael Montero, RHP: Allowed three hits and two walks in 6.2...

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Mets daily prospect report: Michael Conforto streaking

Cyclones DH/OF Michael Conforto signs autographs before his

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An overview of the Mets minor league affiliates on Wednesday:

TRIPLE-A – Las Vegas 51s

The skinny: El Paso scored four runs in the final two innings to beat Las Vegas, 8-5.

The standouts:

Matt den Dekker, CF: 2-for-5 with a double

Matt Reynolds, SS: 2-for-5

NOTES: The beat goes on for den Dekker. He’s now 17-for-37 (.459) in his last 10 games with eight doubles,...

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Mets daily prospect report: Herrera has a walk-off, den Dekker on fire

Matt den Dekker catches a ball hit by

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An overview of the Mets minor league affiliates on Tuesday:

TRIPLE-A – Las Vegas 51s

The skinny: Las Vegas scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth but couldn’t complete a comeback during a 7-5 loss to El Paso.

The standouts:

Matt den Dekker, CF: 3-for-4 with two doubles

Matt Reynolds, SS: 2-for-5

Zack Thornton: Pitched a perfect inning of relief, striking out...

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Mets daily prospect report: Flores, den Dekker stand out

The Mets' Matt den Dekker fist-bumps teammates as

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An overview of the Mets minor league affiliates on Wednesday:

TRIPLE-A – Las Vegas 51s

The skinny: Tacoma took the lead for good with a four-run fourth inning and Las Vegas lost, 6-4.

The standouts:

Matt den Dekker, CF: 2-for-3 with two walks and a double

Wilmer Flores, SS: 2-for-4 with a home run and a walk

Allan Dykstra, DH: 1-for-4 with a home run and a walk

Juan...

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Mets' Matt den Dekker robs Ryan Howard of home run, throws out Reid Brignac at plate

Mets centerfielder Matt den Dekker leaps to catch

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Before the Mets had Juan Lagares, they had another defensive stud in centerfield by the name of Matt den Dekker. And with Juan Lagares on the disabled list, den Dekker stepped right in to fill his shoes.

With the Mets leading 1-0 in the bottom of the second, Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard drove a 3-2 pitch from Bartolo Colon to dead centerfield. Den Dekker tracked it down with ease, leaped...

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