Make-The-Mets-O-Meter: Week 1 - Batters

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.

Player Comment
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?

Key:
= 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

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