Originally written on Mets Fever  |  Last updated 11/27/11
MiLB has an article running that reviews the Mets top prospects per position, including comments from Paul Depodesta and Wally Backman.  Despite his injuries Reese Havens is still considered the best second baseman in the system and here is what they had to say about him...

"Whenever Reese has been healthy, he has always been able to perform," DePodesta said. "He's a natural hitter."

Havens, selected 22nd overall in the 2008 Draft, is New York's No. 9 prospect.

"Big-league hitter," echoed new Buffalo skipper Wally Backman, who managed Binghamton last season. "The issue with him has always been health. If he had stayed healthy [in 2010], I believe he would have been the second baseman for the Mets [in 2011]." source MiLB

Havens was selected with the next pick behind Ike Davis; just to compare how much time the 2B has lost, Davis missed over half the 2011 season and still has appeared in 365 (combined Major/minors) while Havens has 213 minor league games.

source Mets Minor League Blog
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