Monday, July 30, 2007

Low on Prospects

Throughout today I have heard that most Major Legaue Teams are not to high on Mets Prospects. You hear names like Lastings Milledge, Philip Humber, Carlos Gomez, Mike Pelfrey, Carlos Gomez who are all on the verge of playing in the majors if not currently in the Majors.

The problems I have been hearing is teams are not to fond of the players below AA. I have heard Baseball America bashing the Mets farm system saying, "...But when you target relievers in the draft it's a little disconcerting. Pelfrey and Humber have been relatively disappointing, Martinez is hurt and didn't put up positive numbers in Double-A, I think Carp kind of is what he is and Mulvey's just OK.”

The Mets don't have a lot of depth in the quality of players. You hear the same names over and over again and most of these players won't become the stars you hope them to be. I feel like the Mets should trade either Pelfrey, Humber, or Mulvey. All three have strugled at diffrent points this season. Humber is 10-6 with a 4.21 era which is a little disconcerning. Mulvey looks like he'll end up becoming a long reliver. I say this because he has shown very average stuff going 8-9 with a 3.29 era in AA Binghamton.

2 comments:

blueandorangeblood said...

Pelfery, Humber, and Mulvey are called prospects for a reason. Not many college players are productive ML players with two seasons or less in the minors. John Maine struggled mightily with the Oriles and then during his first season with the Mets. Glad he wasn't traded. The Mets are fine without them on the ML level so let them develop. Even if they turn out to be #3 or #4 starters. Thats $8M per year saved for 3 to 6 years.

Anonymous said...

. He has no good stuff and will end up becoming a crappy reliver. I guarentee he will never even be a starter in the majors. His stuff is terrible! Long or middle reliver