Make-The-Mets-O-Meter, Week 2: Hitters

We're two weeks into spring training games and the picture, while still muddled, is clearing up ever so slightly. We looked at the pitching situation on Tuesday so now we return to the hitters. Second base is up for grabs, as are a couple of outfield spots. Let's see where everyone checks in.

Player Comment
Russ Adams, IF His only real shot is at third base, but if Daniel Murphy makes the team he likely becomes the 3B backup. When he's not starting at second, that is.
Luis Castillo, 2B I still think he'll make the Opening Day roster, but it's no sure thing as he struggles with the bat in spring training.
Raul Chavez, C Has two hits in 11 at-bats this spring and has no real shot at making the team. There are a lot of pitchers in camp and somebody has to catch them. That somebody is Raul Chavez.
Lucas Duda, OF I wouldn't have thought he had a chance to be on the Opening Day roster a couple of weeks ago, but he's hitting .323/.364/.613 and his 31 at-bats are second on the team. It seems like his age and his contract situation put him a step behind Willie Harris and Scott Hairston, but you never know.
Brad Emaus, 2B Hitting just .133 in spring, the fact that he's a Rule 5 pick and would have to be returned to the Blue Jays may not be enough to justify hanging on to him if he continues to not hit or field much.
Nick Evans, OF/1B His 33 at-bats lead the team, though he hasn't shown much power or patience so far. He's out of options and I have to imagine some other team will grab him if given the chance. A lefty-mashing corner outfielder who could spell Ike Davis at first? Some definite value there.
Kai Gronauer, C He hit a three-run home run on Thursday. Also, German. Assigned to minor league camp.
Willie Harris, OF Hitting .273/.385/.545 and probably the frontrunner for the fifth outfield spot.
Luis Hernandez, IF Hardly any playing time so far. Did anyone in the front office nerdery see the home run he hit with a broken foot last year? No?
Chin-lung Hu, IF Unless Nick Evans can play shortstop there doesn't appear to be a realistic scenario in which Hu doesn't make the team. Who? Hu?
Zach Lutz, OF Get thee to a minor league affiliate.
Fernando Martinez, OF .364/.481/.591 is robust. If Hairston didn't have a major league contract and Harris weren't swinging the bat well, Martinez would have an outside shot as a reserve outfielder. Even so, he needs regular work and will get it at Triple-A Buffalo. Assigned to minor league camp.
Daniel Murphy, 2B He's playing a lot and all over the place, so the Mets are probably eyeing his versatility as a possible asset.
Mike Nickeas, C He'll start the season with the Mets, and he could stick around if Ronny Paulino continues to not be in the country.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF He'll be reassigned to minor league camp in 3...2...1..
Val Pascucci, DH Smell you later, Valentino. Smell you later forever.
Jason Pridie, OF Pridie has three walks in nine plate appearances this spring, but he's bound for the Buffalo shuttle.
Dusty Ryan, C Oh, Dusty. In-famous is when you're MORE than famous. This man El Santos, he's not just famous, he's IN-famous.
Ruben Tejada, IF Batting eighth and playing shortstop for your Buffalo Bisons: Ruben Tejada.
Justin Turner, IF On the plus side, he's a ginger. On the minus side, he's not hitting. On the plus side, none of the other second base candidates are, either.
Jordany Valdespin, IF Slugging .733 this spring on a homerun, a triple, a double, and two singles in 15 at-bats. Assigned to minor league camp.
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