Yesterday, Baseball America ran a series of prospect chats. Mets prospect, Ike Davis, was one of the invited players to chat with fans. Here are some of the more intriguing questions:
Josh (New Jersey): What are the pressures of playing in a big media market like New York?
Ike Davis: I'm looking forward to play in NY. The only way to play baseball is to have pressure on yourself and to expect to win everyday.
Zach (Wilton, CT): What are you trying to improve the most about your game heading into this year? Strikeouts, Hitting Lefties?
Ike Davis: I would say that hitting against lefties is what I am working most on.
mike (nyc): who would you say is the most talented player you have played with down in the minors?
Ike Davis: There are a lot of guys down here that are really talented but Jenry Mejia is probably the best player.
Let's start by saying Ike Davis is the best 1st base prospect the Mets have had since ???? (insert any random name) Him getting invited to spring training is cool, but people who think he has a legit chance of making the team out of spring training need to tone down the excitement. Let the kid taste AAA pitching for at least a half of season, then we can reassess his status. Remember a couple of years ago, Mike Jacobs was anointed the Mets 1st baseman of the future. This year he couldn't get a guaranteed ML deal. While I believe Davis will eventually be in Queens for a long time, maybe as soon as this year, let's give him some time. Quoting Davis, "I would say that hitting against lefties is what I am working most on." To read the rest of Davis' chat click here