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Analyzing the Catchers

Francisco Pena has the highest upside

There is growing depth around the infield throughout the farm system, but one spot remains very thin and that is behind the plate. 2009 was an important season for catching as the Mets received a pleasant surprise at the High-A level, but the system still can still use more impact catching prospects to not only add to the depth chart, but to foster more competition.

Highest Ceiling: Francisco Pena: The 19-year-old backstop struggled with consistency during his second season with Savannah, but his measurable growth on both sides of the ball have coaches believing it is just a matter of time before it all comes together. He took important steps last season as he raised his batting average and showed a greater ability to hit to all fields with extra-base... Recommended Stories