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    MiLB Mets Prospects All Stars

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    What a difference a year makes.

    Though the parent club finished with a losing record for the fourth consecutive season, the Mets' Minor League affiliates flexed their muscle, combining for a .516 winning percentage that ranked ninth in baseball. None of their teams won a championship, but two reached the postseason, with Class A Advanced St. Lucie falling in the Florida State League semifinals and short-season Brooklyn bowing out in the New York-Penn League semifinals.

    More importantly, a number of prospects moved closer to Citi Field. Right-hander Zack Wheeler ended the season in Triple-A Buffalo as the Mets' top prospect, while infielder Wilmer Flores wrapped up a fine season in Double-A Binghamton. Matt Harvey, an organizational All-Star in 2011, pitched well enough in Buffalo to get the call to the big leagues, where he showcased dominating stuff and posted a 2.73 ERA in 10 starts.

    Mets Organization All-Stars

    Catcher -- Camden Maron, Savannah (93 games): A 2009 34th-round Draft pick, Maron ranked second among South Atlantic League catchers with a .300 batting average and drew 53 walks while striking out 73 times. The Long Island native collected 25 extra-base hits while compiling an .811 OPS in his first season with the Sand Gnats.

    First base -- Josh Satin, Buffalo (131 games), New York (one game): Satin continued to do what he's done throughout his Minor League career -- hit. Though his .286 average for the Bisons was a career low for the 2008 sixth-round pick, he supplemented that with a career-high 14 homers while playing three infield positions. Satin finished fourth in the International League with 77 walks and second with a .391 on-base percentage.

    Second base -- Alonzo Harris, St. Lucie (116 games): The 23-year-old Harris led the organization with 40 stolen bases, a mark that was good for fourth in the Florida State League. He also established career highs with seven triples, 74 runs scored and 127 hits, batting .287 for the Mets. He ended the season on a high note, hitting .298 with six homers after the All-Star break.

    Shortstop -- T.J. Rivera, Savannah (64 games), St. Lucie (66 games): Signed as a non-drafted free agent in 2011, Rivera led the organization with a .320 average and earned South Atlantic League All-Star honors. The Bronx-born Rivera, who grew up a Yankees fan, did a little of everything, compiling 42 extra-base hits, driving in 66 runs and stealing 11 bases while reaching the Florida State League in his first full Minor League season.

    Third base -- Wilmer Flores, St. Lucie (64 games), Binghamton (66 games): After a disappointing 2011 in which he batted .269 with nine homers, Flores rebounded nicely in 2012. The Mets' No. 3 prospect slugged 18 homers, batted .300, was named MVP at the Florida State League All-Star Game and earned a trip to the All-Star Futures Game. Still only 21 years old, he actually got better following his promotion to the Eastern League, posting an .856 OPS for the B-Mets, as opposed to a .799 mark for St. Lucie. He was named the organization's Minor League Player of the Year in early September.

    Utility -- Aderlin Rodriguez, Savannah (83 games), St. Lucie (42 games): Rodriguez led the organization with 24 homers and 83 RBIs, marking the third year in a row in which he's improved those totals. The native of the Dominican Republic finished with a .263 batting average and racked up 51 extra-base hits.

    Outfielders

    Cory Vaughn, St. Lucie (126 games): The son of former Major League All-Star Greg Vaughn was the only 20-20 player in the organization in 2012. He slugged 23 homers and stole 21 bases while getting caught only four times. Despite hitting .243, Vaughn managed a .351 on-base percentage, thanks to a team-high 65 walks.

    Fred Lewis, Buffalo (108 games), New York (18 games): Although he did not join the Bisons until May, Lewis easily was the club's best player and was named MVP. The veteran outfielder batted .294 with 13 homers, 45 RBIs and 25 stolen bases while compiling an .862 OPS.

    Matt den Dekker, Binghamton (58 games), Buffalo (77 games): Despite struggling with his batting average after a June promotion to Triple-A, den Dekker put together a solid season, slugging 17 homers and finishing second in the organization with 76 RBIs. The 2010 fifth-round pick tied for third with 21 steals and scored 83 runs. Perhaps even more impressively, den Dekker racked up 11 outfield assists.

    Right-handed starting pitcher -- Zack Wheeler, Binghamton (19 games), Buffalo (six starts): The Mets got exactly what they expected from their top prospect as Wheeler notched 12 wins and struck out 148 batters over 149 innings, tops in the organization. MLB.com's No. 6 overall prospect held opponents to a .221 average and yielded only four homers all season.

    Montero put a stamp on his season in back-to-back starts, Honorable mention -- Rafael Montero, Savannah (12 games), St. Lucie (eight games):fanning 14 on July 31 and taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning on Aug. 8. Overall, the 22-year-old went 11-5 with a 2.36 ERA and held foes to a .212 average.

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    Flores, Dekker, Wheeler

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    Realistically from this list we'll only see Zack and Maron with any prolonged ML life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The-rock-man View Post
    Realistically from this list we'll only see Zack and Maron with any prolonged ML life.
    Montero, Flores, Den Dekker, Harris, and Aderlin are all guys you might see. I wouldn't expect Maron though.

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    Realistically from this list we'll only see Zack and Maron with any prolonged ML life.

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    Josh Satin would be a nice utility man if he knew how to field. Since he can't he's a waste of time.
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    Did Alonzo Harris play any 2B at all this year?

    Seems odd to list him there. They could have put TJ at 2B and included Tovar. Or, if it's all about offensive numbers, they could have included Muno. Or maybe list Aderlin at 1B, and make Harris the utility guy (leaving off Satin).
    Last edited by acerimusdux; 11-26-2012 at 11:46 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acerimusdux View Post
    Did Alonzo Harris play any 2B at all this year?

    Seems odd to list him there. They could have put TJ at 2B and included Tovar. Or, if it's all about offensive numbers, they could have included Muno. Or maybe list Aderlin at 1B, and make Harris the utility guy (leaving off Satin).
    Harris played exactly 2 games at 2B this year, (as opposed to 107 games in the outfield) while Muno played 55. Their stats were fairly similar, with Harris's avg. and SLG a bit higher, while Muno had a better OBP, resulting in Muno having a 21 point edge in OPS.

    You could say Harris "stole" the 2B all star spot.

    At 31 yrs old, I don't see how Fred Lewis gets classified a prospect. And, I believe he is not even a Met, since he is now a FA to the best of my knowledge. Even though DC only played in 23 games this year due to injury, he was good enough in those 23 games to warrant the All Star designation. If not him, than maybe Travis Taijeron, (8 years younger than Lewis) who was great at Savannah, but lost it due to his miid-season call-up to St. Lucie.
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