This is the third week of spring training games and the Mets' bench picture is starting to take shape.
|Michel Abreu, 1B||Four games and just nine at-bats, Abreu is simply taking up space until the Mets inevitably send him packing for Buffalo.|
|Marlon Anderson, UT*||Should spring training stats dictate personnel decisions? Possibly not, but Marlon is hitting .421/.421/.526, is in The Best Shape Of His Life™, and is probably a lock to make the opening day roster at this point.|
|Robinson Cancel, C*||With the catching depth chart looking like Schneider->Castro->Pudge, Cancel should just keep himself in "shape" until someone gets hurt.|
|Jose Coronado, IF||Heh. .176/.222/.235 in 17 at-bats, he'll be lucky to wind up in Triple-A.|
|Nick Evans, OF*||Nick is making the most of his spring playing time, hitting .296/.406/.519 with five walks (two strikeouts) and three extra-base hits.|
|Andy Green, 1B||Hasn't been terribly impressive so far, and with Cora, Murphy and Anderson all capable of playing second base, the odds certainly aren't in Green's favor.|
|Bobby Kielty, OF||Hasn't been drawing walks this spring. .563 SLG is nice, but it's a small sample mirage: two singles, two doubles and a homerun in 16 at-bats.|
|Rob Mackowiak, OF||Only ten at-bats this spring, Mackowiak will have to do something soon to distinguish himself from the pack.|
|Fernando Martinez, OF*||Getting his last few swings in before reporting to minor league camp.|
|Ramon Martinez, IF||0-for-9.|
|Angel Pagan, OF*||Well, he's out until May.|
|Jeremy Reed, OF*||Hitting .280/.357/.400. Not great, but it's probably a battle between him and Sullivan at this point.|
|Rene Rivera, C||The good: .625 SLG. The bad: just eight plate appearances so far.|
|Cory Sullivan, OF*||Pagan's injury had to brighten Sullivan's day. Sully's hitting .364/.462/.364 with four walks and no extra-base hits.|
|Josh Thole, C||Three walks and three hits in nine plate appearances.|
|Jose Valentin, IF||He's getting a lot of playing time, but has just one extra-base hit -- a double -- in 23 at-bats.|
= 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