Originally posted on MetsMinor.net  |  Last updated 9/30/13
When you think about young athletes that are blessed to be able to play the game of baseball, you never really think about what path they have taken to reach the levels they are in.  You sometimes just take for granted and worry more about when will they actually make it to the big leagues.  Some players are blessed to be able to have been signed right out of high school or college, others are signed at a young age from their native country and for a select few, the dreams of one day playing pro baseball may not seem as clear as it is to others.  But when the opportunity actually does come knocking at their door, a whole new life is given and the opportunity that was once an after-thought actually becomes their reality. When you think about the type of players that received second chances, Mets prospect, relief pitcher Hamilton Bennett comes to mind. Here is a ball player that had many hopes and dreams and the talent to play professional baseball, but because of situations in life, ...
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