Mets minor-league 1B Allan Dykstra will be 27-years-old in May. He has never played a game in the big leagues. In the last 30 years, only Randy Milligan, Kevin Millar and Brian Daubach are first baseman to have a major impact in the big leagues when promoted after turning 27.
Also, the Mets already employ a similar hitter at Dykstra's position, Lucas Duda, and the Mets cannot afford to carry another left-handed hitting first-base-only player.
"Not everyone gets a second chance, I kinda squandered my first couple of years," Dykstra told me.
He turned his second chance at professional baseball into successful seasons in Double- and Triple-A. History says he will have an even harder time becoming a big-league contributor. But that's not going to stop him >> Read more at Mets Minor League Blog.