Originally posted on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog  |  Last updated 10/24/11
To date in the Arizona Fall League, Mets 22-year-old OF prospect Juan Lagares is hitting .393 with a .414 OBP, a double, triple, two home runs and one walk in 28 at bats. Meanwhile, the team’s 20-year-old 3B prospect Jefry Marte is hitting .317 with a .442 OBP, two doubles, three home runs and eight walks in 41 at bats. Earlier this month, MiLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo ranked Marte as the team’s No. 10 prospect. Toby Hyde: At this point, Lagares is a no-brainer to add to the 40-man roster. Marte is 11th in the AFL in OPS. He drew 41 walks in 131 games in St. Lucie in 2011. However, just as he’s done in the AFL, he got off to a quick start in the Florida State League. After 14 games for St. Lucie, he was hitting .340 with .433 OBP and .560 SLG with 8 walks against 13 strikeouts. What’s it mean? He’s off to a nice start in the desert, but 12 games is a painfully small number for any serious analysis. By the way, the AFL as a whole is hitting .280 with a .450 SLG and scoring 6.13 runs per...
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