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Mets vs. Braves: Third Base Prospects
The Two Farm Systems: Neither organization is very deep at most infield positions down on the farm but third base is one spot where both farm systems offer some long-term intrigue, even after the Mets traded Jefry Marte to the A's for outfielder Colin Cowgill in December. The depth isn't great but it has really become a tough position to build depth at in recent years. Arguably the top third base prospect in either farm system is New York's Wilmer Flores. At least offensively he is the closest thing to a 'sure thing' between the two clubs, especially after hitting an even .300 with 18 home runs [50 extra-base hits in all] between high-A St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton last season. The 21-year old has really just started scratching the surface of his power potential too and he shows great plate discipline, and rarely strikes out. Defensively he's just okay though, showing enough arm strength and soft enough hands but his range is quite limited. He will make all of the...
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