New York-Penn LeagueSouth Atlantic LeagueSince only 2 of the 4 teams that are normally covered in Draft & Follow played yesterday, we'll take advantage of the extra time and space to take a look at another Met prospect.Baseball America ranked
(interestingly enough their rankings are done by Adam Rubin of the Daily News) the Mets Top 10 prospects prior to the season and # 8 was
SS Reese Havens
- Havens was selected 22nd overall in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.
- He made his professional debut with the short season A ball Brooklyn Cyclones in 2008.
- In 23 games, Havens batted .243 over 85 at bats. He had 6 doubles, 2 triples and 3 home runs. He scored 13 runs and drove in 11. He had a 27/11 strikeout to walk ratio. His OBP and SLG were .340/.471.
- For 2009 Havens was promoted to St. Lucie. In 60 games there so far this season he is batting .233 with 11 doubles, 1 triple and 9 homers in 219 at bats. He has scored 30 runs and driven in 31. His strikeout to walk ratio is 47/36. His OBP and SLG are .355/.416. In his last 10 games he is batting .267 with 1 home run and 3 RBI.
- Tim Bontemps of the NY Post discusses Havens in going over Tony Bernazard's tenure as VP of Player Development.
- Dewey Finn of Minor League Ball puts forth that not only is Havens a better IF prospect than Adrian Cardenas, but that he projects as a "poor man's Chase Utley." The many comments on that post are particularly heated and interesting.
- Pedro Martinez recently hit Havens with a pitch during a rehab start.
- In an Adam Rubin article at the Daily News, an anonymous scout is quoted as saying Haven's "swing is too long and he's out of place at shortstop."