We all know the obvious names participating from the Mets: Carlos Beltran (Puerto Rico), Carlos Delgado (Puerto Rico), Alex Cora (Puerto Rico), Pedro Feliciano (Puerto Rico), J.J. Putz (USA), David Wright (USA), Oliver Perez (Mexico), Jose Reyes (Dominican Republic), and Francisco Rodriguez (Venezuela). However the organization also has several other prospects and minor leaguers who were selected to take part in the tournament:
- SS Ruben Tejada (Panama) - The young infielder, known for his defense, made his full season debut last year in the FSL at just 18 and hit .229 in 131 games. He is a very good defensive shortstop and will most likely begin the season with St. Lucie again. He's still just 19.
- 3B Shawn Bowman (Canada) - Shawn has slipped in organizational rankings over the last few seasons because of injuries, but the skills are still there. He lit up the FSL to begin 2008, hitting .340 (33-for-97) in 26 games which earned him a July promotion to Binghamton. A solid fielder, he needs to improve his plate discipline (just 2 BB in 113 AB at AA).
- 3B Stefan Welch (Australia) - Toby wrote in his top prospect series that the "Australian Welch has shown gap power from a line drive stroke and an tall thin frame as a teenager." He hit .281 (71-for-253) in 63 games in the Appalachian League with 9 triples, 14 doubles, and 4 homers.
- OF Jesus Feliciano (Puerto Rico) - Now 29, he's spent 11 seasons in the minors without getting a call-up to the majors. Jesus has been in the Mets organization since 2007 and hit .308 (157-for-509) with 3 homers, 21 doubles, and 55 RBI last season for Triple-A New Orleans.