Lots of movers and shakers since last week. Chris Carter and Ike Davis continue to punish the ball, while Fernando Martinez reminded everyone why he was such a highly touted prospect. Anderson Hernandez seems the likely backup shortstop should Jose Reyes miss out on Opening Day, but Ruben Tejada is making his case. Mike Jacobs: patient hitter?
|Russ Adams, IF||Eleven total bases and a 1.100 slugging percentage. Not sure he can still play second base.|
|Shawn Bowman, IF*||Could be a useful guy to have around the farm in the event that Wright ever misses any time. Bowman's glove at third is supposed to be tremendous.|
|Jolbert Cabrera, UT||0-for-9 with a walk and a .182 OPS. I'll take drunk Miguel Cabrera over sober Jolbert Cabrera.|
|Chris Carter, 1B*||Carter is making the most of his chances, hitting .625/.667/1.875 (that last one is his SLG, not his OPS) in nine plate appearances, tallying three home runs and eight RsBI.|
|Frank Catalanotto, OF||Cat has a triple and a walk in his six trips to the plate, plus a couple of rib-eye steaks.|
|Mike Cervenak, 1B/3B||3-for-7 with a walk. And some other stuff. Ooh, a hit-by-pitch.|
|Chris Coste, C*||Five at-bats in three games probably makes sense for a guy who is fourth or fifth on the catching depth chart.|
|Ike Davis, 1B||Batting .524/.583/.952 with three doubles, two home runs, nine RsBI and 20 total bases in 24 plate apps.|
|Nick Evans, 1B/OF*||Same story, different place. Nobody even knows who this guy is. Evans has even fewer plate appearances (2) than Francisco Pena (3).|
|Jesus Feliciano, OF||Five-for-nine with a couple of walks, but his days are probably numbered.|
|Andy Green, IF||I thought Green was in camp—he's listed as an NRI on the Mets roster page, but he yet to make an appearance this spring.|
|Kai Gronauer, C||Oh, Kai. Not looking good mein Mann.|
|Anderson Hernandez, IF*||OPS-ing .984. In nine plate appearances. If Jose Reyes isn't ready by Opening Day, Hernandez could very well start the season with the Mets.|
|Luis Hernandez, IF||.377 OPS surely puts him behind Anderson Hernandez on the "Who plays if Reyes can't?" list.|
|Mike Hessman, 1B||Not hitting so far, at all. Hit some dingers, man! Everyone is watching.|
|Mike Jacobs, 1B||Five walks in 13 plate appearances. Wait, what? Bold prediction: There's almost no way he doesn't make the team.|
|Fernando Martinez, OF*||Martinez is rocking a gaudy 1.637 OPS with 20 total bases in 18 at-bats.|
|Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF||Hitting .300/.462/.400 with a few walks in limited playing time.|
|Mike Nickeas, C||Someone's gotta catch bullpen sessions.|
|Francisco Pena, C||Pena is really just in camp to catch some pitchers, as evidenced by his zero playing time to this point.|
|Jason Pridie, OF*||His .566 OPS is lower than Davis's individual OBP and SLG marks. He also has eight strikeouts in 20 plate appearances.|
|Shawn Riggans, C||One can never have too much catching depth, right? Right? Guys?|
|Omir Santos, C*||Hitting the crap out of the ball, which they'll love in Texas or Binghamton.|
|Ruben Tejada, SS||Leads the team with 25 plate appearances. Could he possibly make the team as a backup middle infielder?|
|Josh Thole, C*||1.111 OPS in nine plate appearances including an opposite-field bomb of a double against the Astros the other day.|
= 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