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    Baseball America: Mets Top 10 Prospects

    1. Jenrry Mejia, rhp
    2. Wilmer Flores, ss
    3. Fernando Martinez, of
    4. Ike Davis, 1b
    5. Brad Holt, rhp
    6. Jon Niese, lhp
    7. Reese Havens, 2b/ss
    8. Josh Thole, c
    9. Ruben Tejada, 2b/ss
    10. Juan Urbina, lhp

    Best Hitter for Average - Josh Thole
    Best Power Hitter - Ike Davis
    Best Strike-Zone Discipline - Reese Havens
    Fastest Baserunner - Alonzo Harris
    Best Athlete - Jordany Valdespin
    Best Fastball - Jenrry Mejia
    Best Curveball - Jon Niese
    Best Slider - Brant Rustich
    Best Changeup - Dillon Gee
    Best Control - Chris Schwinden
    Best Defensive Catcher - Mike Nickeas
    Best Defensive Infielder - Ruben Tejada
    Best Infield Arm - Jefry Marte
    Best Defensive Outfielder - Kirk Nieuwenhuis
    Best Outfield Arm - Cesar Puello

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...10/269121.html

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    My Thoughts

    1) I like Flores, but it's hard to justify ranking him above F-Mart and Davis, who were productive at higher levels of the minors, whereas Flores struggled. I'd have him ranked #4 personally.

    2) Urbina at 10 seems like your token absurd but "If it pans out, I'll look really smart" ranking. The Mets easily have better candidates for the Top 10 like Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Kyle Allen, Jeurys Familia. Hell, even among pitchers who haven't made their debut yet, I'd rather have Steven Matz personally.

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    Would like to see some of these guys contribute next year, hopefully at least Thole can work in a rotation at catcher.

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    From that list....

    F-Mart, Niese, and Thole seem like locks to be up at some point.

    Mejia, Davis, Holt, and Tejada seem like if they have a good year they might be an option in the 2nd half of the season.

    It wouldn't suprise me if as many as 7 of them have at least a cup of coffee next season, granted most of which probably aren't ready to be full-time contributors yet.

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    Haven't heard/seen much of Davis....is he looking to be the answer at 1b for a good chunk of years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crasherino View Post
    Haven't heard/seen much of Davis....is he looking to be the answer at 1b for a good chunk of years?
    He came on strong this year and had a very very good season. I read something recently that declared him the best 1B prospect in AA and like the 6th overall best 1B prospect. Not exactly sure, but I think they want to give him another year before bringing him up for good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Danza View Post
    He came on strong this year and had a very very good season. I read something recently that declared him the best 1B prospect in AA and like the 6th overall best 1B prospect. Not exactly sure, but I think they want to give him another year before bringing him up for good.
    Carp is 9th... (#1 1B) In the Eastern league...

    Ironically, Evans was right behind him...

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    I like Ike (Obvious Pun!)..... he's got the pedigree (Son of a big leaguer, 1st round pick), strong defensively, and really came on with the bat this past year. I absolutely think he will be a starting 1B down the line, and a pretty good one at that. Here's his stat-page if you want to take a look.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/m...pbp&pid=477195

    If I wanted to nitpick, he could stand to cut down on the K rate a bit, but he's been impressive, no doubt. That, and keeping him at 1B might be a bit of a waste. He was also a relief pitcher in college and can throw 90 mph, yet he plays the one position on the diamond that doesn't ask him to throw it much. There's been some talk about making him into a Corner OF to take advantage of his arm, although it's unclear if he can cover the ground necessary to get the job done there.

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    What pick do the Mets have in the upcoming draft? 5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post
    What pick do the Mets have in the upcoming draft? 5?
    6th, I think.

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