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Nieuwenhuis On The Rise

BINGHAMTON, NY - Many observers wanted to see how Kirk Nieuwenhuis held up in the Eastern League. So far, the Binghamton center fielder is emphatically answering any questions with a very productive season in his first full year with the B-Mets. With the calendar flipping to August, Inside Pitch caught up with Nieuwenhuis to find out how he is getting it done.

2010 has been an up and down season for the Binghamton Mets, but Kirk Nieuwenhuis has provided consistent production. He has made a seamless transition to Double-A ball and continues to become one of the best prospects in the Mets organization. Nieuwenhuis is among the Eastern League leaders in runs scored, doubles, slugging percentage and total bases. He came into the season with an...