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Q&A: Mets top prospect Carlos Gomez
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, 48 RBI and 41 steals in 120 games. The Mets still see room for improvement in Gomez's game - a free swinger, Gomez struck out 97 times and walked 27 times in 430 at-bats, and he bristled at the idea of being used as a leadoff hitter. Still, the Mets are pleased with what they've developed so far in Gomez. The outfielder is happy, too, as he discussed with Inside Pitch's Bryan Hoch earlier this month. With the season coming to an end, how do you feel about what you've accomplished this year? Has it been a good season, in your opinion? Before, I thought I needed to be a little stronger...
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