Monday, May 23, 2011

A Look at Two Mets Minor Leaguers Drafted in 2010

When the Mets drafted Norm Forsythe last year, I had doubts about whether he was worth being a third-round selection. With the Cyclones last season, he hit only .238 in 101 at bats; however, his slugging percentage was only .396. Despite that performance, the Mets promoted him to Savannah. This season with the Gnats, he's batting .213 in 108 at bats with a .361 slugging percentage. He's yet to show that he could be the Mets catcher of the future. In contrast, J. B. Brown, the second baseman who was drafted in the 14th round of the same draft, hit .308 in his first season (with the Cyclones) and, this season, is hitting .313 with St. Lucie, though his OBP has slipped from .800 to .688. For some reason, his 2011 minor league season didn't begin until May 15. Injury?

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