Over the next few weeks we'll be dissecting the top ten prospects in many different tools'…
Yankees vs. Mets: Third Base Prospects
The Two Farm Systems: They are similar in that neither farm system is very deep at the position but yet the two organizations could not be more different when it comes to their crop of third base prospects. The Mets have more proven commodities hitting-wise at the position in Wilmer Flores and Aderlin Rodriguez, but neither of them, especially Rodriguez, project to be more than serviceable defensively at third while the Yankees have some high upside third sackers but they are considerably further away from the big leagues. The most big league ready third baseman in either farm system is the Mets' Wilmer Flores. The Venezuelan right-handed batter hit a combined .300 with 18 home runs [50 extra-base hits in all] between high-A St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton last season. The closest thing to a sure thing offensively, he has a lot more power potential in the tank. Defensively though, he's merely average at best at third. His range is very limited and because of his lack of...
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