The Twitter account @MetsFarmReport, which is run by a few members of the Mets Baseball Operations staff, did a twitter Q&A yesterday.
Metsblog has the thing all Storified up. Amazin Avenue did a recap and lists all the questions and answers. There were plenty of questions about where players can expect to start 2014.
(Toby writing): The things that caught my eye particularly were:
1. Dilson Herrera, who was part of the team’s return for Marlon Byrd and John Buck will play some shortstop this year.
(Herrera will presumably play at St. Lucie, coming off a .267/.334/.416 line with 27 doubles and 11 homers, as a 19-year-old in 116 games I don’t see a need to repeat the SAL).
2. “There is a chance” that 2013 first round pick Dom Smith will break camp with full-season Savannah in 2014. (This is hardly a promise that Smith will skip Brooklyn and open in Savannah in April. The team is keeping its options open. I cannot find similar statements with respect to Gavin Cecchini at this time a year ago. By contrast, the Mets were very clear now that Cecchini, who was in Brooklyn in 2013, would begin the year with a full-season team.)
3. The fastest player in the system? 2013 sixth round pick Champ Stuart, who I liked a lot.
4. The lesser known prospects the Farm Report wanted to highlight initially included three Kingsport arms from 2013: RHP Robert Whalen, RHP Chris Flexen, RHP Tyler Bashlor and 3B Jhoan Urena. Later, MFR expanded that list to include “interesting power arms” Robert Coles and Ricky Jacquez.