The losses of Wayne Lydon, Angel Pagan, Jeff Duncan, Prentice Redman, and Dante Brinkley over the…
Scouting Report: OF Joe Holden
(FREE PREVIEW OF PREMIUM CONTENT) Vital Statistics: Name: Joe Holden Position: Centerfield DOB: April 10, 1984 Height: 5'11" Weight: 175 Bats: Left Throws: Right The second time around was a change for Mets prospect Joe Holden, who reprised his role as a scrappy Lenny Dykstra-type with Class-A Brooklyn, helping bolster a floundering Cyclones club back to respectability. But Holden's approach in repeating the New York-Penn League level was different than they had been during his debut season of 2005, when he earned selection as a New York-Penn League All-Star and finished the season batting .291. Batting mostly leadoff (44 games), Holden had 15 multiple-hit games in the 65 contests he played for Brooklyn, including a three-hit game on Aug. 17 at Auburn. The 22-year-old finished the season batting .225 with six home runs and 24 RBI in 258 at-bats. An increase power production, Holden said, that was not by accident. "The first priority as a leadoff guy is to get on base...
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