Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/6/13
The names keep popping up like popcorn. Wherever you look a baseball analyst or soothsayer includes the name of another Met minor league prospect on a list of up-and-comers. These Met prospects are not confined to the pitching core. Names like Flores, Puello, Taijeron, Dykstra, Centeno, and Plawecki are tossed to and fro as promising future Mets. Joining the milieu, Jayce Boyd. On Friday, Nathaniel Stoltz posted a piece on FanGraphs identifying five minor league first base prospects who project well as potential future big time major league baseball potency. According to Stoltz, first base can be a thorny spot for a minor league prospect. Too many times shoddy defending third basemen, outfielders or even catches who still show life with the bat are channeled toward first base. Consider the Mets. Earlier in the season when John Buck raked and Travis d’Arnaud was expected to make an early season arrival at Citi Field speculation swirled that perhaps Buck could play first. In a previou...
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