Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 4/18/12
WHO’S HOT? HITTERS Travis Taijeron (SAV) – The 23-year-old right-handed hitting slugger has been playing mostly CF for Savannah and has been doing it all at the plate. Drafted in the 18th round of the 2011 MLB Draft Taijeron has shown an excellent ability to make contact and hit for power in his professional career so far. This season in 40 AB’s his slash line is .350/.469/.625, with 10 runs, 14 hits, 2 2B’s, 3 HR’s, 7 RBI’s, 2 SB’s, 7 walks, and 13 K’s. If Taijeron continues to improve in pitch recognition and plate coverage to cut down on his strikeouts, he should continue to move smoothly through the system. Bobby Scales (BUF) – The 34 year-old second-baseman doesn’t qualify as a prospect any longer. He wouldn’t even qualify as a rookie in the majors anymore, since accumulating 137 big league at-bats with the Cubbies in 2009 and 2010. Once a 14th round pick of the Padres in the 1999 MLB draft, he is now a seasoned veteran of the minor leagues and Japan, and has been absolutely u
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