If you haven’t checked out this article by Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, I urge you to take a few minutes to read it – it’s a nice piece on Mets centerfield prospect, Kirk Nieuwenhuis.
The talented outfielder with the cool moniker of Captain Kirk, is a package of baseball tools who, just nine months ago, was on the cusp of the Major Leagues, writes DiComo.
A lefty-swinging center fielder whose greatest strength may actually be his lack of weaknesses, Nieuwenhuis was outperforming projections of his talent and well-positioned to force his way to Citi Field by late summer.
It’s a shame he got hurt and missed his chance to show the Mets what he was capable of last season. I remember how how much buzz he was generating from scouts and minor league experts.
I’m not sure how the team will handle him now that they’ve traded for veteran Andres Torres, who Terry Collins has called everyday centerfielder and leadoff man. Nieuwenhuis might have to go back to Buffalo and push the envelope by gett...