Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Mets 1B Prospects: Evans and Carp

Over at Project Prospect, they do a great job of evaluating and ranking the top prospects in the game as well as the top prospects on each team. Today, they did a post on the Top 10 1B prospects in the MLB. There were no Mets minor league players in the top 10 but they did include Mike Carp and Nick Evans in the "Honorable Mention" section. Heres what they had to say...

Mike Carp (NYM, 6/30/86, ETA: 2010) wasn’t ready for Double-A last year. And as a guy who doesn’t move well, he’s going to have trouble emerging unless he finds a way to hit the ball hard more frequently. But he was a 21-year-old in Double-A.

Nick Evans (NYM, 1/30/86, ETA: 2010) was a below-average hitter in Low-A (2006) and an average hitter on the road last year in High-A. But he pounded the ball at home and he draws a good amount of walks.

I think more highly of Nick Evans than Mike Carp but I'm not a scout. If you have not seen Project Prospects Top 5 Mets prospects, check it out.. Click Here.