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Sizing Up the First Base Prospects

Carp Has the Highest Upside

Inside Pitch analyzes the Mets' first base prospects. Which 1B prospect has the highest upside? Which are the ones ready to make a Major League impact soon? Who needs to make their mark quickly?

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...

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