Yesterday two young high-ceiling prospects made their season debuts. LHP Juan Urbina (pictured on the left) and 3B Aderlin Rodriguez (pictured on the right) had outstanding debuts yesterday as Toby noted here. Also making a big impression yesterday was OF Sean Ratliff (AA), as noted by Toby here. Kevin Goldstein, of BP, shares his thoughts on these Mets prospects, in his Future Shock Blog. Here is the excerpts on the 3 mentioned Mets prospects:
Sean Ratliff, OF, Mets (Double-A Binghamton): 3-for-5, 2 HR (3), 3 R, 5 RBI, 2 K:
Big, athletic, free-swinger outfielder has three home runs in seven game since promotion; some scouts see too much of an all-or-nothing hitter.
Aderlin Rodriguez, 3B, Mets (Rookie-level Kingsport): 3-for-4, 2 HR (2), 2 R, 2 RBI.
Signed for $600K in '08; can hit, and hit for power, but other tools aren't so great.
Juan Urbina, LHP, Mets (Rookie-level GCL Mets): 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K:
$1.2 million dollar 17-year-old (and son of Ugueth) with sparkling stateside debut; sat at 89-91 mph with developing changeup.
Photos courtesy of mets.scout.com