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Evans Set To Thrive In Single-A

Evans is making the move up from Brooklyn

SAVANNAH, GA - Expectations are high for Savannah shortstop Phillip Evans this season. The Mets' 15th round pick in the 2011 draft is set to begin his first taste of the long-season league level in the minor leagues and is expected to anchor a young, but talented, Sand Gnats defense.

"I think the level of play will be a little bit better this year," Evans said. "Everybody is going to be a little more consistent than last year so it'll be a little more challenging." The 20-year-old infielder is expected to be a force both in the field and at the plate after getting a hot start in short-season Brooklyn last year, where he hit .252 with five home runs and 31 walks. Sand... Recommended Stories