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Zapata’s 2007 pro debut with the DSL Mets was an impressive one… .325/.382/.425 in 160 at bats. He also had 23 stolen bases and an OPS of .807.
Zapata was named the winner of the Sterling Award for the Mets MVP for the DSL Mets in 2007.
He had a disappointing year in 2008 with Kingsport, hitting only .221 in 226 at bats.
4-23-11 – Up: - OF – Pedro Zapata – No one has ever placed a prospect tag on Pedro, which is fine with him. He just goes out and hits the ball, which he really is doing this year. His seasonal stats so far this season are .421/.450/.447/.897, which includes a .429 BA over his past 10 games. I look for him to be the first Lucy promotion to the B-Mets sometime next month.
5-22-11: - St. Lucie LF Pedro Zapata basically gets no press due to the fact that plays with Matt den Dekker and Cesar Puello in the outfield. That being said, no one on the team is having a better season than he is. Seasonally, he is hitting .355, which includes going 5-6 on Saturday and hitting at a .382 clip for the past ten games. It’s no secret how bad the current Binghamton outfield is hitting and this would be a perfect time for the 23-year old to be considered for a bump up.
9-3-11: - 67 – OF Pedro Zapata – Zapata is a no-pop speedster that plays the outfield. He’s had a very nice season (.293/.330/.391/.721) for St. Lucie and there’s a slot waiting for him in Binghamton next spring. I especially like the 34 stolen bases and only six errors all season. Most of the outfield talent in the sytem is either at his level or below, so his fate is in his own hands. ETA: Utility 2014