Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Three of the things that are quite obvious about the 2013 version of the New York Mets are that the outfield situation is not ideal (to put it nicely), they lack a true leadoff hitter, and they lack speed. As an extension of their lack of speed, they lack a real base-stealing threat. The Mets were 14th in the National League and 27th in the MLB in stolen bases last year. This spring, the Mets have invited 42 players to their STEP program, an early camp for their bigger name/more advanced minor leaguers. Among those players were 7 outfielders: Darrell Ceciliani, Gilbert Gomez, Dustin Lawley, Brandon Nimmo, Travis Taijeron, Cory Vaughn, and Alonzo Harris. There is only one player on that list who has the potential to alleviate all three of the aforementioned shortcomings and could do so relatively soon: Harris. The 23-year-old Harris, drafted by the Mets in the 39th round of the 2007 draft, is a converted second baseman who saw most of his time last year in the outfield in A+ S...

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