Originally written July 22, 2012 on Mets360.com:
This is Reese Havens’ age 25 season. After a brutal first two months, where he was injured yet again, Havens has started to come alive at the plate. In June and July, he is 42-155 for a .271 AVG. Havens also has 7 HR and 29 BB in that stretch, proving that he remains an intriguing middle infield prospect. Every team wants a guy who can provide solid offense in the middle of the field. It is what made Daniel Murphy at second base a worthwhile experiment and it is what is keeping Havens on various top prospect lists for the Mets. But at this point in his career, the odds are overwhelmingly against Havens ever contributing much in the majors. Havens is at Double-A and it is unlikely that he gets called up before rosters expand in September. It’s quite possible he does not see the majors at all this season. If he does, chances are he will not see any meaningful playing time. Which means the earliest that Havens will contribute significantly is in his age 26 season. In the la...
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