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Sizing Up the First Base Prospects
The trade of Ian Bladergroen to the Boston Red Sox for Doug Mientkiewicz took away the Mets' first base prospect with the highest ceiling at the time and sent a ripple effect throughout the position in the Mets' farm system. Bladergroen was the complete package at first base for the Mets. He could hit for average and power, play good defense at first base, he was a leader in the clubhouse, and came through in the clutch. The trade obviously hurt the Mets' overall depth at the first base position in the minor leagues, but it did open up some spots to get some playing time for other prospects to see what they can do. Here's a depth chart of the Mets' first base prospects with the highest upsides. Highest Ceiling Mike Carp: It's tough to hang your hat on an 18-year old first baseman with less than 200 professional at-bats to his credit as the prospect with the highest upside, at any position, but that is currently the case with the Mets at the first base position in the...
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