What are your opinions on Jefry Marte and Cesar Puello
Both are young but have struggled to some extent in Savannah this year. Are they still legit prospects, and if so what are some possible comps?eh
Not wild about either of them. Both still prospects due to age and tools….Marte power potential, Puello speed, but both have a lot to learn about hitting. Grade C/with potential for both of them.
Wil Myers/Wilmer Flores
What are their potential ceilings? Both top 30 prospects?myers
Love both these guys. Both could be Top 20 by end of year. Ceilings of All-Stars, which doesn’t mean they will get there of course.by John Sickels on Jul 8, 2010 7:36 PM PDT up reply actions
sorry john, but my membership just activated and i been waiting all day
do you think thole has a future as a starter? or will his lack of experience and HR power cause him to be at best a backup
stats, they are seriously never in Francoeur's favorthole
I don’t see Thole as a long-term starter for a good team.
What’s the deal? I’ve heard of injuries, loss of velocity. He doesn’t seem to be able to pitch well even in the league (High A) he pitched well in last year.holt
Command gone….purely speculative, but a lot of times this happens due to an underlying injury of some kind.
Has he turned himself into any kind of a prospect with his power display this year, does he have any future on a major league roster, etc…
well you really have to hit to make it as a first baseman or corner outfielder. he’s made progress..much better BB/K this year in addition to more power. Probably a pinchhitter/platoon guy in the end.
5 homeruns in 50 some at bats as an 18 year old in Kingsport. Early thoughts on him?
John Olerud, Hall of Famer. Got a nice ring to it.rod
Well I’d like more than 15 games, lol.
Obviously his power is very impressive, and his plate discipline has been decent in limited action. Defense still needs work. I gave him a Grade C in the book and I can see that as a C+/B- by end of season, with breakthrough possible in ’11.
When he signs, how quickly do you think the Mets will push him the the bigs?harvey
Depends on if he shows any command, which is an open question. The Mets often rush people too fast and Harvey could get to the majors before he’s ready, like what happened with Pelfrey.
Greg Vaughn's kid
Where does he rank in the Mets prospect mix?cory?
"The one thing you don't want to do is hit a home run. That's a rally-killer." -Jeff Francoeurvaugh
Way way too early to tell that. Want to see some pro numbers. Has the tools to be a top 20 in the system.
Jenrry Mejia or Wilmer Flores
If the Mets decide to get Cliff Lee and have to give up one of them, which one do you think they should give up, and why?
2009 Did Not Happenmejia
I’d be more willing to part with Mejia given the higher risk inherint with pitchersthanks
that’s how I feel as well, TINSTAAPP and all that, but a lot of Mets fans feel differently.
2009 Did Not Happen
Who is the better prospect?
"The one thing you don't want to do is hit a home run. That's a rally-killer." -Jeff Francoeurhmm
toughie since havens can’t seem to stay healthy. I say Havens has higher “peak ability” but Tejada could end up having a longer career.