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In an very early look at next year’s draft, Minor League Ball projects that the Mets will select University of Miami SS Carlos Correa, writing:
“With the loss of Jose Reyes, the Mets don’t really have many players in the majors nor in the minors to fill the void. But Correa could fill that gap with solid defensive tools and outstanding power.”
In November last year, Perfect Game had the following to say about Correa:
“The emerging power and improved plate approach are very encouraging signs for Correa, whose scouting notes from the 2011 World Showcase in January included “future plus hitter with adjustments/maturity, too spread/long right now…projects for power…raw with upside, good bat speed, approach needs work.” Fast forward ten months and the latest set of notes include praise such as “sound hitting approach…power approach at plate…impact type bat…power to all fields.”
To check out the rest of their mock draft, go to Minor League Ball.
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I received an email over the weekend from a reader who wanted to know if either Wilmer Flores or Ruben Tejada were the longterm solution at shortstop for the Mets.
Is Wilmer Flores or Ruben Tejada the Mets shortstop of the future?
No – Neither Flores or Tejada will be the longterm solution at shortstop.
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According to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com, here, the Mets have signed 30 year old utility infielder Omar Quintanilla to a minor league deal. Quintanilla finished serving a suspension for 50 games at the beginning of this season for violating the “minor league drug prevention and treatment program.” That doesn’t sound good.
Here’s what the Mets got in this move:
Last week, MinorLeagueBall.com’s John Sickels published his top 20 prospect list for the Mets. However, he did not include 20-year-old SS-3B prospect Aderlin Rodriguez.
Rodriguez hit just .221 with a .265 OBP in 131 games for Low-A Savannah last year. However, he also had 23 doubles, 17 home runs, 2 triples and 78 RBI.
In a post for Scouting the Sally at the end of last season...
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The New York Mets signed infielder Omar Quintanilla on Tuesday.
Quintanilla finished last season with the Texas Rangers, appearing in 11 games and getting one hit in 22 at-bats.
He was suspended for the first 50 games last season for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.
Quintanilla was on the Colorado Rockies' 25-man roster in 2009. Known primary for his...