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Den Dekker Hits The Ground Running

Den Dekker had a strong first season in Savannah

It took a while for the Mets to get Matt Den Dekker in uniform. That is because the 2010 5th round pick's final collegiate season brought him all the way to the College World Series. When Den Dekker finally suited up, however, he showed a promising skill set that could have him quickly ascend the organizational ladder.

Matt Den Dekker played his first official baseball game of the season on Feb. 19, as his University of Florida team opened its 2010 schedule against South Florida. More than six months later, Den Dekker was still playing—albeit on the professional level. Approaching the conclusion of an abbreviated first season in the New York Mets' organization, den Dekker has indicated to all observers why...

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