Re: Highest ceiling of Mets prospects
- From: Dan <dantheman98@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2006 11:44:12 -0400
On 22 Jul 2006 08:32:42 -0700, "jonathan"
Richard Jones wrote:
The Mets introduced Francisco Pena yesterday and he becomes the Met prospect
with the hight ceiling. This does not mean he is their best prospect but the
one who can reach the highest level if he fulfils his potential. Prospects
at higher levels such as Millridge have to a point proven their status as a
prospect. Here are the Mets positional players ranked by highest ceiling.
1. Francisco Peña
We'll see. He's a catcher, which is something the Mets have absolutely
none of in their system.
Could it be because their once highly-taunted to be Piazza's clone
Justin Huber turned out to be another overhyped dud and traded away
2. Carlos Gomez
He's all of 6 months younger then Milledge, yet hasn't even come close
to displaying the production Milledge has.
Look at Milledge's minor league numbers, neither has Milledge.
Milledge is a product of Mets hype-spin-doctors.
4. Lastings Millridge
It's Milledge. It's amazing a bunch of Mets fans can't spell the last
name of our best prospect correctly. It's not that tough. If you want
to talk upside, he's third on this list, well ahead of Gomez. He's
shown power that Gomez hasn't even sniffed to this point, and their
ages are roughly comparable.
Milledge minor league "power display":
age 19, 2004, 15 HRs total
age 20, 2005, 8 HRs total in 425 ABs!
2006, 10 HRs total (plus 3 in MLB)
age 19, 2005, 8 HRs
age 20, 2006, 6 HRs (season's not over)
Sorry, but I don't see THAT much of a difference. Stop acting like
Lastings hits 30+ HRs a year.
The Mets are starting to gain back some respect for there system. They are
not deep but they do have several players who have all-star potential. If
only half pan out the Mets could be real exciting when Wright and Reyes are
in their prime.
THe odds are that none of them will pan out. That shouldn't stop them
from continuing to stock pile prospects. That's how you stay
competitive because if nothing else, they make great trading pieces.
They make great trade pieces, exactly. Omar should take advantage of
them before the rest of the league realized they are duds. There's
only so many Reyes, Wright, and Kazmir in a life-time. The trick is
NOT putting all eggs in one basket, the argument whether you should
keep your prospects OR trade them away as if there are no middle
ground is flawed. The trick is to KEEP the good ones (Reyes, Wright,
Kazmir... ooops), and trade away ones you know won't be good but
overhype their stocks.
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