Whatever Mets scout recommended they draft Charley Thurber saw more than what his numbers indicated. In 2011, playing for the University of Tennessee, Thurber hit only .230, a 61 point drop from the 2010 season. Despite his low average, the Mets drafted him in the 39th round, making him a low-risk selection, and then assigned him to Brooklyn.
The Elmira, New York native has played in 12 games for the Cyclones and is hitting .277, the sixth-highest average on the team. In his last three games, all multi-hit, he's gotten seven hits, all singles.
One negative: in 47 at bats he's walked twice while striking out 15 times.