He just turned 25 and had been killing the ball in AA .340/.397/.563 in 58 games in 2012 with then Even after getting the call to Buf continued but with a lower AVG,
He combined to hit .274 with 31 Doubles, 8 Triples and 17 HRS in 533 ABS.
Is he ready?
He can catch the ball and has some pop, but you're looking at massive strike out numbers. He K'd 154 times in 585 ABs. His K rate in the minors is one per 3.5 ABs. That will go up against major league pitching.
He may be our best option, but he's flawed.
My guess is that if the Mets make a major acquisition, it's more likely to be for a corner outfielder rather than a centerfielder. With that in mind, if he has a decent spring, why not give the Opening Day CF job to Den Dekker?
What's the worst that could happen?
He was invited to give him a taste and as a precaution to Kirk's foot not being ready for opening day. Other then that a kid with 154 k's with 34 BB's is not ready for MLB especially when you look at his AAA numbers not his AA numbers.
AAA numbers top line combined AAA and AA on the bottom..256 On Base at AAA 90 K's and 14 BB's not good and not ready for the show
INT .220 77 295 37 65 10 4 9 47 110 14 90 11 2 .256 .373 .629Minors .274 135 533 84 146 31 8 17 76 244 34 154 21 9 .321 .458 .779