InsidePitchMagazine.com analyzes the top contact hitters in the Mets' system, ranking the top ten…
Sizing Up the Third Base Prospects
Highest Ceiling Shawn Bowman: Bownan is already the best defensive third baseman in the Mets' system, which is quite a statement considering David Wright and Aarom Baldiris are excellent defensive players in their own right. Some scouts believe Bowman is ready for the Major Leagues right now, defensively, even drawing comparisons to the legendary Brooks Robinson. As advanced as he is defensively, Bowman is still only 20 years old, with just a little over one full season of professional baseball under his belt, and he still has a lot of room for improvement in his offensive game. He hit .258 with the Capital City Bombers last season and will need to improve on his contact hitting, not to mention work on his pitch recognition and patience at the plate (39 walks, 121 strikeouts last season). Bowman, at 6'2" and 190 lbs, did manage to hit 19 home runs in his first full season of professional baseball, a feat not to be ignored considering the early stages he's currently in as far...
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