Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:35:36 -0700
New York Mets OF Eric Campbell is starting in left field against a left-handed pitcher Friday, Aug. 15, and he and OF Matt den Dekker are essentially involved in a platoon at the position.
Fantasy Tip: den Dekker has much more upside and should see more time in the starting lineup for the remainder of the season. den Dekker should already be owned in all NL-only formats and is worth consideration in deep mixed universes.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 19:31:02 -0700
The New York Mets have recalled OF Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:54:31 -0700
New York Mets OF Chris Young is a candidate to be released by the club, with the intent of recalling OF Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Las Vegas, according to sources. den Dekker's average leads the Pacific Coast League at .334 this year, and he has only 64 strikeouts in 332 at-bats. If den Dekker is promoted, the Mets plan to play him often. OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis would move to more of a bench role in that scenario. Young has a slash line of just .205/.283/.346 this year.
Fantasy Tip: If you're in an NL-only league, you should get a jump on den Dekker and stash him now. Since he's expected to receive everyday playing time upon his arrival, he's worth stashing in deep mixed leagues, too.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 01:18:04 -0700
New York Mets OF Chris Young could be let loose within the next week to 10 days. Young is hitting .206 and OF Matt den Dekker is hitting .331 at Triple-A Las Vegas, and the club may want to give him a chance.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:57:38 -0700
New York Mets OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis has more experience in a reserve role, which is why he was called up over OF Matt den Dekker, according to general manager Sandy Alderson. den Dekker is batting .436 (17-for-39) with eight walks and five strikeouts in his last 10 games with Triple-A Las Vegas. His .331 average leads the Pacific Coast League. Alderson wouldn't indicate if the team plans to call up den Dekker in September, but the team is clearly waiting on the youngster.
Fantasy Tip: Nieuwenhuis is purely an NL-only commodity in a reserve role with the Metropolitans. den Dekker, on the other hand, would likely be useful in deep mixed leagues if he's called up, since he should be receiving an everyday role, based on Alderson's statements.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:10:37 -0700
The New York Mets recalled Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Las Vegas Wednesday, June 18, and optioned OF Matt den Dekker to Las Vegas in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Nieuwenhuis will serve as outfield depth off the bench. He's only ownable in deep NL-only leagues.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:15:34 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said OF Bobby Abreu, who has a team-high .397 on-base percentage, is not a candidate to be the club's interim leadoff man. OF Matt den Dekker is in the leadoff spot again Tuesday, June 3, and Collins said he's taking the leadoff spot day-by-day.
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 15:02:50 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins may let OF Matt den Dekker run with the leadoff role for the next couple days with OF Juan Lagares (intercostal) on the disabled list. OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis could be an option for the leadoff spot, as well.
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:40:15 -0700
The New York Mets placed OF Juan Lagares (rib cage) on the disabled list Monday, June 2, and recalled OF Matt den Dekker from the minors in a corresponding move.
Sun, 01 Jun 2014 19:04:20 -0700
The New York Mets have optioned OF Matt den Dekker to Triple-A Las Vegas.