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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 he would go...
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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 Ike...
January 27, 2013  |  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 of...
July 22, 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...
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January 22, 2012  |  Discuss

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

REESE HAVENS, 2B Welcome 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

It’s time to promote Reese Havens to the Mets

Reese Havens is really good at playing baseball. Unfortunately, Havens is not very good at staying healthy. Since being the 22nd overall pick in the 2008 Draft, Havens has been on the disabled list six times. His injured body parts include: elbow, groin, quadriceps, hand, oblique and back. And prior to this season he had a piece shaved off his rib in an effort to prevent further...
August 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Will Reese Havens Ultimately Seize 2B For The Mets This Season?

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported that Mets second base prospect Reese Havens at Mets camp today and revealed he underwent surgery eight weeks ago. The procedure shaved an inch off a rib that was rubbing against another rib on his left side and also irritating the oblique. It was performed at Dr. James Andrews’ clinic in Birmingham, Ala., by colleague Dr. William Clancy. Havens...
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February 14, 2011  |  Discuss

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