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Dante Brinkley: "Mr. Underrated"

Brinkley Hit HR # 7 on Sunday

"I think Dante Brinkley is a guy that is very underrated and deserves more than he gets", Mets' top prospect Lastings Milledge told "He's a little guy but he's just a special player. He's going to pull a Juan Pierre on people and just come out of nowhere to be a very good Major League player for somebody. He just knows what it is all about and can do a lot of things on a baseball field. Mark my words - he's going to be a very special player!"

Lastings Milledge's analysis of Dante Brinkley's game echoes the sentiments of the coaches and scouts alike throughout the Mets' organization. Drafted as a four-year player out of Southwest Missouri State in the 23rd round of the 2003 MLB Draft, Brinkley has always had to get noticed through hard work. Despite being the best player as a senior on his high school team that won 31 games... Recommended Stories