Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 10/27/13
Before the 2013 season, Mets second base prospect Reese Havens‘ stock was at an all time low. Entering the season at 26 years old, he was no longer viewed as a legitimate prospect and realistically 2013 was make-or-break for him. There were still reasons to not give up on the offense-oriented second basemen, though. Specifically, and despite his age, his power, patience, and contact ability led to hopes of an above-average second baseman. It was important for Havens to put his abysmal 2012 season, in which he hit .215/.340/.351 with a 29% strikeout rate, behind him. Although his injury woes were a fact of life, his incredibly poor performance that season was a new development. Besides just being injury-plagued, he was no longer producing. Despite that, the Mets continued to push him through the system. Unfortunately for Havens, his poor performance and injuries continued in 2013. In just 38 games and 109 plate appearances with the Las Vegas 51s, Havens put up a triple slash of .237...
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