Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 3/9/13
Spring training is still relatively young and there are plenty of games to play and prospects to scout (while we casually watch pseudo-Olympic baseball) but a few members of the Met team have stood out to me as deserving a role come April. Collin Cowgill – Cowgill hit the ground running and is probably the starting CF in my mind and not a platoon player regardless of Nieuwenhuis’ health.  Sure he’d sit against tougher righties but it would not be a strict platoon.  The fact is that Cowgill has been the best offensive player in the Met lineup this Spring and he might also be the best defensive option not named Matt Den Dekker.  He was likely to have been assured a roster spot anyway but he’s done some additional work cementing his name into a locker at Citi Field. Marlon Byrd – So… who knows how long this will last but ther other dart that Sandy closed his eyes and hoped for a bullseye looks like he might work out as well.  He’s got more power than Cowgill but Byrd might be just as likely
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