J.P. (Hartford): Does Brad Holt start 09 at Bingo, or does he stay in PSL until the weather warms up? And how's the breaking stuff coming along?
Kevin Goldstein: Look, I love Holt, but no way he's ready for Double-A, unless you want him to be solely a reliever and move quickly. He's dominating solely off his fastball -- there's still work to be done.
Yup. No way should he start 2009 in the Binghamton rotation
Shae (Queens, NY): Kevin, Are you excited with what Wilmer Flores has shown this year? Just turning 17, he's producing at Brooklyn, will he be in the Mets top 10 and what kind of upside does he have? thanks.
Kevin Goldstein: He was in the Mets Top 10 coming INTO the year, at least from me, so he'll absolutely still be there.
Kevin nailed this before the season and he’s not gonna let you forget it.
Meddler (Brooklyn, NY): Will Mets prospect Dylan Owen start to get some more attention this offseason? He's had two very good pro years under his belt now. Do his borderline outstanding ratios make up for the little righty with an averagish fastball stigma? What's his ceiling? Back end big league starter who relies on pitchability more than "stuff"? Or just a Quad-A guy?
Kevin Goldstein: No; No; Not very high; No; Yes. I can't see him getting much more than a few bullpen innings here and there. He's not going to miss bats at the upper levels, and Double-A already provided some major issues for him.
I have nothing to add.
Trent (CT): What do you think of Dan Murphy. Would Youkilis be a good comp for him?
Kevin Goldstein: Maybe in the sense that they are both carbon-based lifeforms . . . and bipeds.