In the 47 games since he was promoted to Triple-A, 23-year-old Mets SS prospect Matt Reynolds is hitting .337 with a .390 OBP and a .470 slugging.
According to columnist Andy Martino, at least one scout who has watched Reynolds says he’s already a better fielder and hitter than Ruben Tejada (Daily News, Aug. 12).
Reynolds is batting .405 in nine games this August. However, he’s doing it with a .426 BABIP, while striking out 21 percent of his plate appearances.
“He has to either run extremely high BABIPs in the big leagues, or bump his power up a little to make it work as a MLB starter with this walk/strikeout combination,” writes Toby Hyde in this week’s Hot or Not post for SNY’s Mets Minor League Blog >> Read more.