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Milledge Putting It All Together

For Major League All-Stars, a noticeable equation exists between dynamics and value as a player. When evaluating young talent, scouts typically use the term "five-tool" when deciding if a prospect has the ability to be a star on the field. These characteristics include: hitting for average, hitting for power, defense, speed and arm strength.

In the Mets possession lies a potential five-tool outfielder in Lastings Milledge. At just 20 years old, Milledge has begun his third year of minor league ball at yet another level of play. His rapid progression and escalation through the system surely makes Mets brass and fans alike quake in anticipation of his arrival on the big stage. In 2005, Milledge throttled in split time at Class-A...

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