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MMLN – Analyzing the Third Baseman

Third base has become a position of stability in the Mets farm system. What the depth chart lacks in numbers, it more than makes up for in caliber of talent. In 2010, there was a player at each level that generated interest as power, youth and projection reigned. There is no doubt that growth at third base last season was as significant as any on the field. Look inside to see how they stack up.

Closest to the Majors Zach Lutz – The Mets added Lutz to the 40-man roster last fall to protect him from the Rule 5 draft, but his value goes beyond that. Yes, Lutz has battled lower leg injuries and there is the potential that issue is a chronic one that could plague him his whole career. But he possesses a very promising bat and one that should play at the highest level. He can hit...