When looking back on the 2013 season in which the St. Lucie Mets were able to enjoy, its no wonder why they remained in contention most of the second half. The team was made up of real good ball players, and if not for some injuries to key pitchers down the stretch, they may have stormed into the playoffs and taken it all.
I had the privilege of interviewing a few of their players like second basemen T.J. Rivera back in August and most recently, FSL Player of the Year Dustin Lawley, who both gave the Mets fans some real good insights into who they are and what they expect of their future.
This past week, I chatted with another one of the teams talented hitters, third baseman Aderlin Rodriguez. Aderlin, who has enjoyed a very good minor league career, was signed by the Mets in 2009 out of his native country of the Dominican Republic.
At the age of 17, his first stop was with the Gulf Coast Mets. In 17 games he batted .290. In 2010, he batted .300 with 23 doubles, 14 home runs, and ...