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Mets 2B Prospect Reese Havens Retires

According to Adam Rubin, Reese Haven retired today. After a 5-year career in the minor leagues, Havens retired. He was drafted by the Mets in the 1st round of the 2008 draft at 22nd overall out of University of South Carolina. Many thought Havens was going to be the Mets’ 2nd Baseman of the future with good instincts at 2nd base and a powerful left-handed bat, but after his time...
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s time to give up on Reese Havens

Before the 2013 season, Mets second base prospect Reese Havens‘ stock was at an all time low. Entering the season at 26 years old, he was no longer viewed as a legitimate prospect and realistically 2013 was make-or-break for him. There were still reasons to not give up on the offense-oriented second basemen, though. Specifically, and despite his age, his power, patience, and contact...
October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Pulse: Analyzing Second Base Prospect Reese Havens

Player Name: Reese Havens  Bats: L  Throws: R Height: 6’1″  Weight: 195 lb. Position: Second Base  Age: 26  MMO Top Prospect Ranking: NR ETA: 2013 Background: There’s not much that I can tell you about Reese Havens that you probably don’t already know. He was drafted in the 1st round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of the University of South Carolina. Many experts thought...
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February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Don’t give up on Reese Havens … yet

The preliminary 2013 Mets prospect rankings have been unkind to Reese Havens, to say the least. He’s gone from “Mets second baseman of the future” to off of some lists entirely. This is not without good reason, though. Most Mets prospect watchers know the story of Havens all too well. He was the 22nd overall pick by the Mets in the 2008 draft, four spots after they selected...
January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Reese Havens Ever Put It Together For The Mets?

In 2008, the Mets had one of their better drafts in recent years.  That year they selected five players who have since made their major league debuts.  With the 18th overall pick, the Mets took Ike Davis, who rewarded them with a 32 HR, 90 RBI campaign in 2012.  They also selected Kirk Nieuwenhuis (3rd round), Josh Satin (6th round), Collin McHugh (18th round) and Chris Schwinden...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

What chance does Reese Havens have of being a useful MLB regular?

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...
July 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 10 Mets Prospects of 2012: #5 Reese Havens

5. Reese Havens, Second Base, Bats: L, Throws: R, Age: 25, ETA: 2012 Reese Havens has remained a more enigmatic prospect in the Mets system. When the Mets drafted him with the 22nd overall pick in 2008, the organization expected to bring in a durable position player skilled in different areas around the diamond. Havens is an accomplished catcher. He came into the Mets organization...
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March 03, 2012  |  Discuss

MLB’s Top 10 Second Base Prospects Features Reese Havens’s Jonathan Mayo is continues to roll out his Top 10 prospects at each position as he moves onto second basemen. 1. Cory Spangenberg, Padres: Spangenberg became a great example of the benefits of signing early — getting out and racking up 330 plate appearances while many of his fellow 2011 first-rounders were sitting around and waiting to sign. He also showed that reports...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Havens could have been the starting 2B...

MiLB has an article running that reviews the Mets top prospects per position, including comments from Paul Depodesta and Wally Backman.  Despite his injuries Reese Havens is still considered the best second baseman in the system and here is what they had to say about him..."Whenever Reese has been healthy, he has always been able to perform," DePodesta said. "He&...
Via Mets Fever
November 27, 2011  |  Discuss

MMO Top 20 Mets Prospects – #10 Reese Havens, 2B

REESE HAVENS, 2BWelcome back for the 11th installment of the 2012 MMO Mets Top 20 Prospect list. Today we bring you #10, featuring second baseman Reese Havens. The only reason Havens isn’t considerably higher on this list is his significant injury history. If he can stay on the field next year, there is every reason to believe he will soon force the Mets to hand over the second...
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November 21, 2011  |  Discuss
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