Introducing Josh Satin

An article by posted on July 17, 2009

One player whose name is starting to get thrown around in conversations about Mets Minor Leaguers with good statistics is Josh Satin. Satin is mainly a second basemen (but can play the other infield positions as well) for the Savannah Sand Gnats. His stats this year, look promising for the 24-year old, but there are a few other things that also have to be taken into consideration.

The Mets drafted him in the 6th round of the 2008 draft. At that time, and still today, he is considered somewhat of a sleeper pick as his stats suggest:

2009- 87 G, 303 AB, 89 H, 21 2B, 4 HR, 42 RBI, .294 BA
2008- 48 G, 155 AB, 47 H, 12 2B, 2 3B, 5 HR, 15 RBI, .303 BA

And here are his College stats:

Satin's Career Statistics
YEAR	AVG	G	AB	R	H	RBI	2B	3B	HR	BB	SO	SB
2004	.000	2	4	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	3	0
2005	.348	57	221	39	77	40	15	1	5	27	29	7
2006	.222	47	167	18	37	20	5	1	2	18	24	6
2007	.287	53	202	33	58	41	11	0	4	27	38	3
Total	.290	159	594	91	172	101	31	2	11	72	94	16

The question I have with Satin, is what to make of him given his age and ability, especially when compared to the talent that he is playing with. He is older than most of his competition right now, which should give him an advantage and possibly inflate his stats, so it’s hard to figure out what to make of that inflation and to accurately assess him.

He was hitting well over .300 earlier this season, but he is now starting to drop off a bit. He’s an interesting player because he has the skills, but where he plays puts a damper on them. Some say he could be an organizational player type, which makes sense.

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My name is Elliot and I’ve been writing the Game Preview posts at MMO since 2008. I am excited to be back sharing my thoughts with you. When I’m not watching the Mets, I’m a Physics Teacher in Newark, NJ and writing about the Mets at 213 Miles From Shea. LGM!

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