AdamRubinESPN Scratch Geovany Soto off righty-hitting catcher options for #Mets. Re-signs with #Rangers:
**** oh well
Nate Freiman, a 26 yr old RH power bat with a good glove. His career slash line in 4 minor league seasons is .294/.364/.482/.847 and last year at AA it was .298/.370/.502/.872. Yeah, he'll be 26 at the end of the month, but he has been a consistent good hitter as he has climbed the ladder and I think he could stick if he had even a little versatility.
I also like Kenny Wilson, a 22 yr old RH CF in the Blue Jays system, At 2 levels last year he hit .260/.362/.358/.720 with 55 SBs. He only reached high A so it's a crap shoot whether he could hit major league pitching.
Buzz is that Armando Rodriguez will get drafted in Thursday's draft and maybe another Met.
Another guy that could be a possible Mets target is Alfredo Silverio a right handed outfielder with good power.
Here are his stats.
Played 132 games at AA last year and had a .236 ISO, low walk rates, but low K rates as well, so he could be a guy who could hit for decent power and average.
He got into a car accident prior to 2012. He's definitely not MLB ready.
I guess it was betwen protecting either him or Gonzalez German and they picked German. I would have opted for Armando, who has pitched better of late.
BTW, does anyone know of a web site, that you don't need a subscription to, that has a list of all Rule V eligible players, or a comprehensive list of the top ones?
Mayo has a list of top 20 rule 5 prospects:
But one guys opinion, and it's tough to do such a list; guarantee the actual draft doesn't look like the list (unlike the amateur draft where you have a pretty good idea about where guys will go in the first round).
Could give us a potential RH power bat off the bench who can play 1st..
How is getting into a car accident mean a guy is not MLB ready? Unless he sustained a serious injury which will side line him for months.
If I had to take a guess it would be Haggerty from San Diego.
The Mets need a catcher and the Mets FO only likes players from Toronto and San Diego.