Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 4/7/12
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF Here’s a profile on Captain Kirk I originally posted in February that will come in handy for those of you looking for some additional infoon the new Mets center fielder. Enjoy! Let’s go back to the June MLB Amateur Draft from 2008. With their 3rd round pick, the Mets selected a virtually unknown outfielder from Azusa Pacific University named Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Since then, Nieuwenhuis has been the model of consistency as he has steadily worked his way up to the highest level of the minor leagues. Had he not had his 2011 season end prematurely in June, as the result of a labrum injury to his left shoulder, there is no doubt he would have made his major league debut last season. With his advanced skill-set, and over 1500 minor league AB’s in his career, he is indeed very close to making a splash at Citi sometime in 2012. These are some of the reasons why I ranked him #6 on the MMO 2012 Mets Top 20 Prospects list. After signing with the Mets, it didn’t take long f...
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