11-30 from: - Deep Leagues - Here are the top 25 relief pitcher prospects. Relivers are often overvalued in fantasy because it’s difficult to predict whether the pitcher will close (ex: Ryan Perry). This logic does not apply to the top three (Chapman, Scheppers, Sale) becuase they will probably start if they do not close. - 24. Nick Carr—Mets
Kent was a 28 year old who never reached his full potential over four and a half seasons with the New York Mets (1992-96). Baegra was a 27 year old who, already in his seventh Major League season, had been a three time all star (1992-93, 1995) and a two time Silver Slugger (1993-94). He had posted a batting average of .300 or above and an OPS of .800 or above 1992-95. In a swift reversal of fortune, Baegra quickly became the one to not live up to his potential while Kent became one of the best players in the game in the late ‘90’s and early 2000’s - bleacherreport.
11-24-10 from: - Mets Geek - 7. Juan Urbina. I debated having this kid so high on this list considering no one has really seen him other than scouts. He’s not even old enough to buy smokes in this country. With that said, he already features a plus sinking changeup with great arm action. He key for him is that change up. Best case scenario sees him becoming a top flight starter. Worst case scenario is getting trapped in the lower minors without developing his arsenal. He should start 2011 in extended spring training with a jump up to Brooklyn, Kingsport or Savannah.
11-25-10 from: - MWOB - 9. Kirk Nieuwenhuis OF - Kirk lacks the range to play centerfield and he may be short in the power department to play one of the corners. Some feel he could end up as a 20-20 type player, falling short in 2010 with just 18 homeruns and 13 stolen bases. He struggled a bit in AAA hitting only .220 after 120 at bats. He played in the AFL where hit a rather pedestrian .256. with an alarming 25 whiffs in just 26 games. He struck out 132 times in 2010 between AAA and AA. He is not going to win any glod gloves as a defensive outfielder and if his power does not develop his best hope may be as a fourth or fifth outfielder. One of the things he needs to improve on is his contact. His current strikeout numbers can be tolerated if he were to hit 35 to 40 homeruns and drive in over 100, but Kirk will not be that kind of hitter.
Reyes is never going to be a big OBP guy because, as you said, he rarely draws walks. But no one cared much when he was batting close to .300 with 15-20 homers and 60-plus stolen bases per season. At 27, there's reason to believe Reyes can still be that player, who the Mets would embrace. Alderson does not value on-base percentage above all other statistics. He simply values inefficiencies in the market. And he certainly values anomalies such as Reyes. - MLB