Mets officials field questions from fans about minor league system

A few anonymous members of the Mets baseball operations office took to the team’s @MetsFarmReport Twitter account on Thursday afternoon to answer questions from fans about the team’s minor league system.

Among the questions answered were that Cesar Puello is considered the organization’s best home run hitter, they really like SS prospect Amed Rosario, Danny Muno — who is invited to big league camp — will compete for the starting second base job at Triple-A Las Vegas and many more…

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Joe Wenzel
Joe Wenzel

So I guess AAA second baseman Reese Havens is more or less finished.

Ricky Ryan
Ricky Ryan

So wait, they're saying Muno is going to compete with Murphy for the starting 2B job? Is there another move going on that they havent told us yet.

moeb
moeb

So many arms...I wish we could trade a couple good young pitching prospects for good young position prospects.

KMO82
KMO82

Really hoping Dom Smith starts in Savannah.

DMMP
DMMP

@Joe Wenzel Injuries did his career in.  And then when he played, he was basically average at best in the minors.  He's getting too old to really be considered a prospect anymore.

DMMP
DMMP

@moeb Teams tend to not do highly rated prospect for prospect trades... even though you would think they would to better balance out their systems.  My hunch is this has to do with the idea that if one player pans out and the other one fails in the majors, you'll be made to look pretty foolish. It's quite risky.  A top prospect in the minors does not always turn into a top player in the majors.  See Millidge, Lastings...  Escobar, Alex, and Martinez, Fernando (as well as all of Generation K aside from maybe Isringhausen) as fantastic examples of such a thing. 

dexx
dexx

@KMO82 Me too. I'll be disappointed if he is in extended spring and then Brooklyn.  He needs to be in full season ball on opening day

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@DMMP @moeb Who could forget Alex Ochoa! He was the five tool can't miss prospect!