With the sun setting on another year of Mets minor league baseball, let’s spotlight some of the players who made us stop and take note of what’s been quite an impressive collection of outstanding performances this season.
We begin with 24 year old Dustin Lawley. While it’s undeniable that his age played a significant factor in his performance and future with the Mets organization, Lawley still managed put up some impressive numbers in 469 at bats for the St. Lucie Mets this year. He had a breakout season in which he displayed legitimate signs of gap to gap power, making solid contact and flexible fielding.
Lawley was drafted by the Mets in the 19th round of the 2011 amateur draft out of Division II University of West Florida. He was scouted as a transitional outfielder with some pop in his bat, mostly gap power, and impressive speed. However, this year, Lawley undeniably had his breakthrough season.
Before jumping to AAA Las Vegas on August 28, Lawley was leading the Florida Coast L...