Some of highlights from the Met organization include:
- Jonathon Niese is listed as the 8th best left-handed starter (77th overall).
- At third base, Wilmer Flores was listed fifth (47th overall) and Jefry Marte eleventh (although not in the Top 100).
- At the corner outfield position, Fernando Martinez is fifth (30th overall).
- Brad Holt was listed 21st amongst right-handed starters (94th overall).
"A modest but injury-plagued pro debut by Mets' '08 first-rounder Reese Havens, 22, included just two games (out of 23) in the field, both at shortstop. His range may ultimately be a bit, ahem, short for the position, but his lefty bat, offensive instincts and grinder mentality will play at second."I definitely agree with them in regards to Reese... in the long run he's probably not athletic enough to be a shortstop and would be a better fit at second...
Also listed as an X-Factor is Ike Davis at first... The big left-handed hitter, whom the Mets drafted in the first round out of Arizona State in 2008, had a difficult pro debut in 2008 and never really seemed to get adjusted... he'll most likely begin an important 2009 season in St. Lucie...