SpecialFNK wrote:I wasn't sure where to ask this, but this seems like a good spot. haven't even checked to see if this was already covered either.
lots of talk that the Mets are soon going to demote Ike Davis to the minors. so who takes over at 1B? is there a 1B in the minors that could come up, that would be fantasy relevant even in a deep league? does Lucas Duda take over at 1B, and another OF come up from the minors that would be fantasy relevant even in a deep league?
It would have been Andrew Brown taking Ike's spot but he's injured.
I wouldn't count on them promoting someone and giving him the starting job immediately, especially not someone who can be a long-term option, since they'll obviously want to bring Ike back up as soon as he turns it around in the minors. Josh Satin, Eric Campbell and Allan Dykstra all have good numbers in the minors this year but I can't see them being fantasy relevant, and none of them are on the 40-man roster.
Justin Turner played first base in the Mets' regularly scheduled game yesterday. He's a utilityman but has more games at 1B than anywhere else this year. The Mets will probably platoon guys around, using Ankiel and Baxter in the OF and Duda at 1B at times, and Turner and maybe Murphy at 1B at times too.
I'd guess they promote Zach Lutz if a change is made. He mostly plays 3B in the minors but can be used at 1B. Collin Cowgill is another option, especially if Duda is moved to the infield. Nobody worth picking up in fantasy.
The one intriguing name for fantasy purposes is Wilmer Flores, who's one of their top prospects and is 21 years old. He hit .300 with 18 HRs across two levels last year, thought he hasn't been quite as good in Triple-A this year. He's already on the 40-man and could conceivably man 2B with Murphy shifting over to 1B. Since they probably don't foresee Ike staying in the minors too long, I wouldn't think they make this move.