Byron Buxton Headlines All-Prospect Team For 2013
BYRON BUXTON WOWED THEM ALL IN 2013
Who were the top performers in the prospect world in 2013? Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo picked their “All-Prospect Teams” — one player for each position — as well as the top overall position player and pitcher. As an added bonus this year, they also chose prospects they think made the biggest jumps on the prospect landscape, those whose stock fell the most, and those who have the most to prove in 2014.
Let’s get right to this…
- So, first off, there were no Mets on this list.
- Jim Callis felt that Travis d’Arnaud came close, however, as he wrote, “Travis d’Arnaud could have beaten Mike Zunino out if he hadn’t missed three months with a broken left foot.” D’arnaud could be in line for an excellent season next year with a clean bill of health and he could tap into some of that potential that we’ve been talking about for a while now.
- We might be happy with our top outfield prospect, Cesar Puello, and he is indeed talented — but can you imagine a list where Wil Myers doesn’t even make the cut? Wow.
- Interesting call by Mayo to take Francisco Lindor over Javier Baez, but he noted that he was valuing defense as a prime position. Baez is a juggernaut offensively though, so that will raise the question of how available Starlin Castro will be on the market this offseason… The Mets have been rumored to be looking into Troy Tulowitzki, a personal favorite of mine, as well.
- Interestingly enough, Mike Olt was listed as Mayo’s biggest fall — remember the name? He was the centerpiece of the deal offered by Texas for R.A. Dickey, who was eventually traded for D’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard. Syndergaard may not have made this list for 2013, but give it some time. His stock is rising.
- Byron Buxton can go get it. The kid can play. There’s no question about that.
- Last thing I wanted to mention is the biggest jump for Mayo — Gregory Polanco. Another outfielder for the Pirates makes me wish we could pry Starling Marte from them, but his price tag would likely be a little high anyway. I’m down with going after Tulo this offseason.
About the Author: Satish Ram
I am a Senior Writer and Editor here at MetsMerized - where I specialize in Minor League coverage. I have been on the staff since 2007 and I am currently in my third semester of college in New York City. You can find me at www.facebook.com/SatishRam or @SilverHeatMMO. Feel free to message me - I love talking about the Mets or baseball overall with anybody.
89 Comments + Add Comment
- Peter S.: on Hot Stove: If Price Is Right Sandy Will Pounce On Drew: Please pass on all these guys.
- Captain America: on Mets Back Off On Bartolo Colon Due To Demands: I am a mets fan who hates...
- Captain America: on Mets Back Off On Bartolo Colon Due To Demands: Who are the "mediocre" players I mentioned...
- Captain America: on Mets Back Off On Bartolo Colon Due To Demands: Because the franchise is building around large,...
- WilponsStink: on Mets Back Off On Bartolo Colon Due To Demands: They better not trade Ike and/or Murph...
Write For Metsmerized Online
Mets Merized Online is reloading and looking for new writers to help cover the Hot Stove Season. We're also looking for passionate writers who would like to contribute new and original features.
Contact us now at GetMetsmerized@aol.com for more info and join the #1 Mets Fansite on the web!
Check Out These Great MLB Links!
Mets Autograph Signings
Mets Fan Apparel
Mets Autographed Baseballs
Baseball Card Supplies
For the best seats and lowest MLB ticket prices, go to PurchaseSeats.com. Get your Mets Tickets now and follow them on the road with Yankees Tickets, Phillies Tickets, Nationals Tickets and Braves Tickets!