tallguy22 wrote:Who is this mets outfielder you are talking about. I'm a mets fan, and I haven't heard of him. He must be in A ball.
He won't have a chance unless Lastings Millege Busts. And scouts have him as one of the quickest bats in the minors right now. He'll take FLoyds place next year after his contract is done.
I said he was in A ball. For being a Mets fan, you must have been living under a rock from last June on. The Mets signed him as a then 16 year old right out of the Dominican. Scouting reports said he was the best pure hitter in years at such a young age. I never trust stuff Gammons makes up, but when he was auditioning for the Bosox, Gammons said his swing reminded him of a young Ted Williams. He is making his pro debut this year for Hagerstown and is more than holding his own. I thought for sure he'd be in rookie ball, but he's proving he can handle it. He's a good 3 years away. Long term I see Milledge in LF, Beltran in CF and the kid in RF or Milledge in RF with Martinez in LF (although he's playing CF for Hagerstown). Look him up, I guarantee you'll be impressed.
As for Tabata, I think Martinez is better and will be ranked higher than Tabata on next year's prospects lists.
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