Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 5/7/12
Today, Mets outfield prospect Travis Taijeron was named the South Atlantic League’s Player of the Week. The Mets’ 18th-round pick last June, Taijeron has been a run-producing machine for the Sand Gnats. The 23-year-old outfielder homered twice, doubled and drove in five runs at Lexington on Monday, went deep again Wednesday, then ripped off three straight three-hit games while extending his RBI streak to six games. Taijeron ranks second in the Sally League with seven homers, third with a .606 slugging percentage and seventh with 23 RBIs in 28 games. Taijeron posted a slash of .542/.593/1.125 in six games with three doubles, one triple, three home runs and 12 RBI in 24 at-bats. I got a chance to see Taijeron play a few times and love his natural power stroke which reminds me a lot of a the Phillies’ Hunter Pence. The Mets selected Taijeron in the 18th round of the 2011 Draft and it didn’t take him long to start making some noise in his first year as a pro. Last season, Taijeron appe...
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