Shawn Bowman – considered the top third base prospect in the Mets organization – is active in the…
Mets vs. Yankees: Third Base Prospects
The Two Farm Systems: Neither farm system has much depth at the third base position, but each does have a player that projects to be a solid starting third baseman at the big league level some day. Both the Mets and the Yankees have some quality third basemen at the minor league who could become Major League utility players down the road however. The Mets have the third base prospect with the highest upside offensively in Shawn Bowman. Blessed with above average power potential, Bowman has struggled to stay on the field healthy long enough to showcase his power potential. He has freakishly broken his back in the exact same place two years in a row, but when he's healthy, he is a very good slugging first baseman. Bowman can hit for a good average as well and he has enough speed on the base paths to keep opposing pitchers honest. Throw in his plus defensive abilities around the bag, he is clearly the most complete third base prospect in either system. Marcos Vechionacci is the...
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