2011 Amazin Avenue Top 50 Mets Prospects: #31-40

Continuing in our week-long 2011 Amazin Avenue Top 50 Mets Prospects series, today we'll look at nos. 31 through 40. As I mentioned yesterday, you can find these rankings as well as further analysis, stats and visuals in the minor league section of the 2011 Amazin' Avenue Annual.

Click here for yesterday's nos. 41 though 50.

And now without any further ado, on to today's rankings:

31. IF Justin Turner

Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
NOR INT .250 23 84 11 21 8 0 1 8 32 9 13 2 0 .319 .381 .700
BUF INT .333 78 312 58 104 22 1 11 35 161 24 38 5 3 .390 .516 .906
Minors -- .316 101 396 69 125 30 1 12 43 193 33 51 7 3 .374 .487 .862
MLB -- .059 9 17 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 .111 .118 .229

Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
ESC DWL .313 20 80 13 25 7 0 1 9 35 7 7 0 1 .382 .438 .820

Taken off waivers from the O’s last season, the 25-yr old was a revelation for the Bisons batting .312 with 12 homers. Despite an overall lack of tools, he plays solid defense -- at both 2B and SS -- has some pop, keeps his strikeouts down while also maintaining strong walk rates. Definitely a useful backup MI at the very least.

Click past the break for nos. 32-40:

32. RHP Manuel Alvarez

Team League W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO GO/AO AVG
STL FSL 3 1 0.00 18 0 0 0 9 25.2 12 2 0 0 4 24 1.24 .148
BIN EAS 3 1 2.87 34 0 0 0 8 47.0 35 17 15 5 6 57 0.76 .203
BUF INT 0 2 6.00 4 0 0 0 0 6.0 8 4 4 1 2 3 0.71 .333
Minors -- 6 4 2.17 56 0 0 0 17 78.2 55 23 19 6 12 84 0.90 .199

Team League W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO GO/AO AVG
MAG VWL 0 0 2.95 17 0 0 0 1 21.1 19 9 7 0 8 14 0.53 .241

25-yr old big-bodied reliever was downright stellar in ’10, despite running out of gas late in the summer. He climbed from St. Lucie all the way up to Buffalo thanks to pinpoint command and the ability to keep the ball in the park. Should get a chance in Queens at some point in ’11.

33. 3B/LF Eric Campbell

Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
MTS GCL .273 3 11 1 3 1 0 0 1 4 0 1 1 0 .273 .364 .636
STL FSL .335 46 170 37 57 14 1 4 20 85 21 22 2 5 .415 .500 .915
BIN EAS .279 50 179 26 50 11 0 6 30 79 12 32 1 0 .328 .441 .770
Minors -- .306 99 360 64 110 26 1 10 51 168 33 55 4 5 .369 .467 .836

Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
ORI VWL .210 25 81 8 17 6 0 0 5 23 17 21 0 0 .354 .284 .637

Is he breakout hitter who batted .327 with 9 homers and a nearly 1:1 K-to-BB before a broken finger in June? Or the guy who came back to hit .250 with 1 hr in his final 31 games? Either way he’ll have to keep proving it with the bat as he’s short on raw tools and defensive ability. 

34. RHP Josh Stinson

Team League W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO GO/AO AVG
BIN EAS 9 3 4.24 32 14 0 0 1 110.1 108 57 52 7 50 68 1.80 .260
BUF INT 2 2 2.57 4 4 1 0 0 28.0 22 10 8 5 8 21 1.85 .212
Minors -- 11 5 3.90 36 18 1 0 1 138.1 130 67 60 12 58 89 1.81 .250

Continues to distinguish himself as a good relief prospect; even looked solid spot-starting despite full-time move to ‘pen in ’09. Doesn’t miss many bats but good sinker/slider/curve mix generates lots of grounders and plays up in relief. 22-yr old could get a cup of coffee in September.

35. 3B Brian Harrison

Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
MTS GCL .296 8 27 3 8 3 1 1 3 16 2 5 0 0 .367 .593 .959
BRK NYP .286 35 126 24 36 10 1 7 22 69 10 18 2 0 .352 .548 .900
SAV SAL .250 5 16 2 4 2 0 0 0 6 0 3 0 0 .250 .375 .625
Minors -- .284 48 169 29 48 15 2 8 25 91 12 26 2 0 .346 .538 .884

I like Harrison a lot as a sleeper coming into 2011. Toolsy 13th rounder had upper round talent but dropped due to injury history in college. Hit 7 bombs with .900+ OPS in just 35 games with Brooklyn but (of course) got hurt. Sounds a lot like a younger Zach Lutz to me.

36. RHP Domingo Tapia

Team League W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO GO/AO AVG
MET DSL 0 1 3.09 3 3 0 0 0 11.2 8 4 4 0 5 5 2.75 .195
MTS GCL 4 3 3.45 10 10 0 0 0 47.0 49 25 18 0 10 29 1.79 .269
Minors -- 4 4 3.38 13 13 0 0 0 58.2 57 29 22 0 15 34 1.96 .256

Well built, 6’4" 18-yr old impressed in pro debut with GCL Mets thanks to excellent command and a heavy two-seamer that already touches 94mph. Tapia is one of the growing number of talented teenage pitchers in the system who could shoot up this list in 2011.

37. LHP Jim Fuller

Team League W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO GO/AO AVG
SAV SAL 8 3 1.93 19 19 0 0 0 107.1 92 36 23 1 29 99 1.18 .229
STL FSL 3 2 3.38 5 5 0 0 0 24.0 26 10 9 2 9 25 1.67 .274
Minors -- 11 5 2.19 24 24 0 0 0 131.1 118 46 32 3 38 124 1.25 .238

At just 5’10", he’s the kind of 'max out at 90mph', bulldog-type lefty that will have to keep proving himself. Regardless, he posted a sub-2 ERA in the SAL and made a nice Hi-A debut in ’10 all while allowing a ridiculous 3 homers all year; could be a lefty bullpen option before long.

38. SS Robbie Shields

Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
MTS GCL .244 23 82 11 20 5 0 1 7 28 11 10 3 1 .330 .341 .671
STL FSL .286 2 7 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 .375 .286 .661
SAV SAL .290 39 162 26 47 10 1 5 26 74 10 34 4 0 .331 .457 .788
Minors -- .275 64 251 37 69 15 1 6 34 104 22 44 8 1 .332 .414 .746

3rd rounder had mediocre debut season cut short by TJ in ‘09. Returned by June and was shaky initially but hit 4 bombs with 3 sb’s and an .800+ OPS in August. He may move to 2B long-term but his good athleticism and strong bat profile well in a system short on impact MI talent.

39. IF Josh Satin

Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
STL FSL .316 58 209 27 66 15 0 5 35 96 30 50 1 5 .406 .459 .865
BIN EAS .308 79 286 49 88 24 1 7 39 135 36 71 1 0 .395 .472 .867
Minors -- .311 137 495 76 154 39 1 12 74 231 66 121 2 5 .399 .467 .866

Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
MSS AFL .390 12 41 4 16 2 0 1 6 21 6 13 0 0 .479 .512 .991

Profiles like a righty Dan Murphy: he can hit, good gap power with occasional pull-side homers and takes some walks. Also, he doesn’t seem to have a true position. He’s working mostly at 1B, 2B and 3B. Entering ’11 at age 26 and approaching the bigs, he seems to be blocked in the super UT role.

40. C Kai Gronauer

Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
SAV SAL .267 50 191 23 51 10 1 2 23 69 18 32 3 1 .349 .361 .710
STL FSL .324 38 139 18 45 5 0 2 20 56 10 26 1 0 .375 .403 .778
Minors -- .291 88 330 41 96 15 1 4 43 125 28 58 4 1 .359 .379 .738

Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
MSS AFL .222 13 45 3 10 3 1 0 8 15 4 5 0 0 .286 .333 .619

23-yr old German prospect really put himself on the map with a strong season through A-ball followed by an appearance in the AFL. Features an all-around solid game with good D but lacks any standout tool/skill. Major league career as a back-up C is becoming a real possibility.

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