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    • Den Dekker ceiling
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  • 2/16/13
  • Robert
Is best case scenario that he can be a Bret Gardner type
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  • metthunder
with some pop
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  • DFAB
yea...Gardner with less SB's and a lot more K's....yuck
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  • thebobymon
Best case would be Mookie Wilson.
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  • 2/16/13
  • AdrianMonk


Why harp on the negative? He has made progress at one level each season.

2010 Savannah .346

2011 St. Lucie .296

2012 Binghamton .340

He hit 17 hrs last year for the Binghamton/Buffalo combo. Add to that being a top notch defensive player, being named three times to the All SEC defensive team. You can see in this video of him and Parker that he hustles and comes up with spectacular plays.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM456dDkE28

In any event, why have a bad attitude towards a player who we haven't even seen?

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  • nym698641
Too much power and not enough contact to be a Brett Gardner type. Think lower grade Granderson with better defense.
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  • thebobymon
Lots of S kankee fans in this thread.
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  • marvelousmarvin
He's not even amongst our top 10 prospects! A ceiling? How about he'd be a Collin Cowgill?

Edited 2/16/13   by  marvelousmarvin
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  • Kranesback
The next Del Unser
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  • bucknerismyhero
Of all of the Outfielders the Mets will likely trot out there this season, I think I have the most hope for Den Dekker sticking long term. I was going to go with Kirk, but once DD is up we will see that he is the far superior defensive CF. If Kirk is forced to a corner, it will be interesting to see if his bat plays enough there. Den Dekker did not handle his promotion to AAA well last year, but I still love his upside and if he can cut back on his strikeouts a bit (he is never going SO less than 100 times) he will be a very useful player for us. I like his defense and attitude. He can help us.
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  • 86kid
I honestly don't know what to make of Den at this point.
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  • njmets80
I see him as a Bourne w/ less speed (maybe 20SB's a season) & he'll hit 15-20HR. If he could just cut down the k's & draw more walks he could be a version of Choo possibly as well. I'd be happy if he could just hit .270 w/ a .320obp 80R 15HR 50rbi's & 20SB's a season as well as being the GG cfer
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  • 86kid
Would be nice if he could pan out into at least a "solid" player.
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  • KB24NYM
Eric Byrnes
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  • marvelousmarvin
We'd be fortunate if he turned out to be like Del Unser
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  • Kranesback
I meant it as a compliment.
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  • eastvisitr
Man, he really k's a lot. Well over 4/1 so/bb including a 90/14 rate when he moved up to Buffalo. If he can hit .240 with good defense I'd consider that a success.
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  • abbymart
I'd take a 1973 - 1975 Del Unser with more speed and better defense

Edited 2/17/13   by  abbymart
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  • 2/17/13
  • loyalfan28
Think he seems like a Mike Cameron with a little less power. Not sure if I'm in love with that idea
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