Mets 1B prospect Allan Dykstra is an unlikely story, getting a second chance

Toby Hyde, Contributor

Mets minor-league 1B Allan Dykstra will be 27-years-old in May. He has never played a game in the big leagues. In the last 30 years, only Randy Milligan, Kevin Millar and Brian Daubach are first baseman to have a major impact in the big leagues when promoted after turning 27.

Also, the Mets already employ a similar hitter at Dykstra’s position, Lucas Duda, and the Mets cannot afford to carry another left-handed hitting first-base-only player.


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“Not everyone gets a second chance, I kinda squandered my first couple of years,” Dykstra told me.

He turned his second chance at professional baseball into successful seasons in Double- and Triple-A. History says he will have an even harder time becoming a big-league contributor. But that’s not going to stop him >> Read more at Mets Minor League Blog.




14 comments
cmetsfan
cmetsfan

Thing is, we got Duda who is for lack of better word, tough in the box...so while it's a little exploitive, it's good thing too have a big dude for the order. 

hankincolo
hankincolo

The only thing that stinks about this story is the picture of the %$##$^%& Yankee fan in the background. 

eric88
eric88

Sandy, Mets could add to their 78.5 million dollar PLAYER payroll.........but won't.

Nolan Daniel
Nolan Daniel

with the dude in the background wearing a Yankees cap

Anthony Fiore
Anthony Fiore

The one thing that struck me while reading this article is Toby Hyde is a much more accomplished writer then any of the contributors to Metsblog. It's not even close.  Thoroughly enjoyed this piece...first one in a WHILE.

Steve Harding
Steve Harding

The dude has some decent numbers.  Could be a decent power bat off the bench.  Probably a better option than Satin  -- albeit, another lefty.

grillruben
grillruben

Because it would be too easy to just sign or trade for a player that's already an established hitter to play the NL version of the DH.

Kavalor
Kavalor

@Victor Triguero

where do you see any overhype in this article? It actually clearly states that he might not get a chance soon for the Big league Club because of his weakness in defense and that his way is blocked by a very similar player.

 I like it that they actually report about the players in the minors. And sometimes reporting is just that - reporting. 

Craig Ramirez
Craig Ramirez

@Kavalor @Victor Triguero  Clearly, did not read past the break - "He turned his second chance at professional baseball into successful seasons in Double- and Triple-A. History says he will have an even harder time becoming a big-league contributor. But that’s not going to stop him…"

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

@Kavalor @Victor Triguero I agree with Victor.  While the article may not overhype him we just had an entire offseason where a fan base though Josh Satin was going to turn into this elite option for the majors. 

These minor league lifer guys, which Dykstra clearly are, can't be measured by stats any longer.  They've seen minor league pitching for so long, they can handle it.  When they get exposed to major league pitching they're like fish out of water.

anymos
anymos

@BringBackDaveTelghe @Kavalor @Victor Triguero I don't think anyone used the name Satin with elite anywhere on this blog.  The argument in favor of Satin was that he can hit lefties and combined with either Ike or Duda, could be part of a successful platoon.