There is growing depth around the infield throughout the farm system, but one spot remains very thin…
Scouting Mets Prospect #27: Francisco Pena
Vital Statistics: Name: Francisco Pena DOB: October 12, 1989 Height: 6'2" Weight: 230 Bats: Right Throws: Right Status: Free Agent Signing (2006) – Dominican Republic Even in his second full season, catcher Francisco Pena was younger than the majority of players who filled the short-season rosters, but the Mets made no bones about challenging the young backstop from the first day he arrived as a fresh faced 16-year-old out of the Dominican Republic. There was no "warming up" for the young son of former big league catcher Tony Pena as he was thrust right into long-season ball in his 2007 rookie season. He returned to Low-A ball following his .210/5 HR/30 RBI debut, but immediately impressed Kingsport manager Pedro Lopez who worked individually with Pena before beginning his own assignment. "It was the first time I saw him catch, but after some of the stuff I heard about him, I thought he did a tremendous job overall. He worked really hard on his throwing which was supposed to...
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