Do you want to know how good Lastings Milledge is, and how good he could be? Who better to ask than…
Sizing Up The Outfield Prospects - Part One
Highest Ceiling Lastings Milledge: Why not just start at the top, right? Lastings Milledge not only has the highest ceiling among the current Mets' outfield prospects, but he may have one of the highest ceilings of any Mets' outfield prospect - ever! Signability and off-the-field issues in high school caused Milledge to slip to the Mets with the 12th overall pick in the 2003 draft. Some Mets officials have noted that Milledge, despite being selected 12th overall, ranked atop their draft list that year, even higher than the #1 pick in that draft, Delmon Young. You name it, Milledge can do it on a baseball field. He can hit for power and average, hitting .337 for the Bombers in 2004 (his first full professional season) and slugging .579 while batting leadoff! He has incredible speed, stealing 23 bases in 65 games for the Bombers - which would equate to 50 stolen bases over a full minor league season (he missed the first 6 weeks of the season with a broken hand). He is the...
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