55. Greg Pron:
6-22-11: - RF Greg Pron went 3-5, 1-R for Kingsport Tuesday night. Pron was the 42nd round pick for the Mets earlier this month and played for West Florida, where 28th round pick Dustin Lawley also played. 2011 numbers: .423, 10-HR, 69-RBI. He also was a semi-finalist for the D2 player of the year award. From UWF web site: One of the most productive and talented overall players in West Florida baseball history... helped lead UWF to its first-ever NCAA championship as a senior in 2011... finished his four-year career as the school’s all-time leader in hits (291), hit-by-pitches (34), RBIs (187), total bases (413) and stolen bases (77)... also ranks fifth in career batting average (.359), ninth in slugging percentage (.510), fifth in on-base percentage (.439), third in runs (161), third in doubles (46), second in home runs (22) and second in walks (89).
7-30-11 - Normally, you don’t write much about 42nd round draft picks, but I keep noticing the Kingsport box and Pron’s stats keep screaming out. Last night, he hit his 6th home run of the season and raised his BA to .310. We’re going to keep an eye on this 6-6 rookie.
8-12-11: - Stock Up – RF Greg Pron – Pron just keeps hitting, going 3-3, 2-R, 1-doube, 1-HR, 3-RBIs on Friday night. His seasonal BA is now up to .323. It also was the 7th home run this season for the 6-7 Pron, which ties him for 10th in the league.
8-14-11: - http://metsmerizedonline.com/2011/08/kingsport-mets-team-report-stretch-run-edition.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MetsMerizedOnline-GetMetsmerized-NewYorkMets+%28Mets+Merized+Online%29&utm_content=Twitter - Greg Pron - So far the 2011 42nd round pick looks like we got a real steal, when Sandy tabbed this 6’6″ RH slugging OF from West Florida. Pron has started off his professional career in a huge way. Pron is 9th in the Appy League with a .319 BA, .385 OBP, .518 SLG and .903 OPS (On Base Plus Slugging, the combination of OBP and SLG). He leads the team in BA, HR’s with 7, Total Bases, OPS and SB’s with 6. In 166 AB’s he is second on the team in: Runs (31), Hits (53), RBI’s (27), OBP and SLG. He does have a long swing, and tends to strikeout too often as his K/BB ratio of 46/17 indicates. Pron, who has played all three OF positions for Kingsport, is an intriguing prospect, and should open the 2012 season as a starting outfielder at Savannah, long season league.
11-23-11: - http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.js p?ymd=20111110&content_id=25949502&fext=.j sp&vkey=news_milb&partnerId=rss_nym - Gregory Pron, Kingsport (58 games): A 42nd-round pick last June, the physically gifted Pron -- he's a svelte 6-foot-6 -- batted .318 in his debut season. DePodesta gave Pron, who plated 34 runs and scored 42, a strong chance to begin 2012 with a full-season affiliate.