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Q&A: Mets top prospect Carlos Gomez

Carlos Gomez hit .281 at Binghamton.

Many observers of the Mets' farm system believe outfielder Carlos Gomez to be the organization's top prospect. Possessing blazing speed, a strong arm, developing power and - perhaps most importantly - above-average confidence, the 20-year-old Gomez believes he is on track to reach Shea Stadium by 2007.

Looking to challenge the high-ceiling prospect, the Mets used Gomez in a number of spring training games in 2006, then assigned him to the Binghamton Mets of the Eastern League to see how Gomez would respond to more experienced competition in Double-A. After a slow start, the high-energy centerfielder responded, finishing the year batting .281 with 24 doubles, eight triples, seven home runs...

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