Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 1/27/13
The preliminary 2013 Mets prospect rankings have been unkind to Reese Havens, to say the least. He’s gone from “Mets second baseman of the future” to off of some lists entirely. This is not without good reason, though. Most Mets prospect watchers know the story of Havens all too well. He was the 22nd overall pick by the Mets in the 2008 draft, four spots after they selected Ike Davis. He started off well in both Brooklyn in 2008 and in A+ St. Lucie in 2009. While his potential has never been questioned, his problem has been his inability to stay healthy. Last year at AA Binghamton, Havens cracked over 90 games played for just the second time in his professional career and the first time since his 2009 season in A+ St. Lucie. It was hoped that surgery after the 2010 season, in which one of his ribs was shaved to correct Rib-Tip Syndrome, would put his health concerns behind him. Although he missed time at the beginning of the season recovering, a strong ending to his 2011 season wa...
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