This is the batter companion piece to yesterday's pitcher breakdown. The Mets don't have many roster spots up for grabs so we'll see a lot of players competing for very few jobs.
|Michel Abreu, 1B||Decent minor league hitter, but he's a 1B/DH and doesn't really have a ton of power.|
|Marlon Anderson, UT*||He might be in the best shape of his life.|
|Robinson Cancel, C*||He's going to Buffalo unless Ramon Castro is traded.|
|Jose Coronado, IF||Career .243/.313/.296 minor league hitter, all within the Mets organization.|
|Nick Evans, OF*||Is probably losing the numbers game in the Mets outfield picture.|
|Andy Green, 1B||Hit .331/.448/.545 in 178 at-bats with New Orleans last season.|
|Bobby Kielty, OF||Good plate discipline, iffy power. Spent 2008 in the minors with the Red Sox and Twins.|
|Rob Mackowiak, OF||Career 91 OPS+. He's an outfielder. You do the math.|
|Fernando Martinez, OF*||Is limited to batting practice right now.|
|Ramon Martinez, IF||Signed last week to fill out the Triple-A Buffalo roster.|
|Angel Pagan, OF*||Missed most of 2008 and will battle with Jeremy Reed for the final outfield spot.|
|Jeremy Reed, OF*||Good glove, good minor league bat, iffy big leaguer, so far.|
|Rene Rivera, C||There are a lot of fields at the Mets' spring training complex and somebody has to catch these pitchers.|
|Omir Santos, C||See: Rivera, Rene|
|Cory Sullivan, OF*||The poor man's Jeremy Reed and even Reed is no sure thing to make the Opening Day roster.|
|Josh Thole, C||Great plate discipline and iffy power, he's the official catching prospect of Amazin' Avenue.|
|Jose Valentin, IF||Had laser neck surgery last season. Is wearing 99 in camp. Does he have any bullets left?|
= Chance of making the Mets is unchanged.
= Chance of making the Mets is going down.
= Chance of making the Mets is going up.
* = player on 40-man roster