Acquired: 6th rd 2008 (
2011 Rank: NR
Why Ranked Here: Satin picks up this rank because he’s going to play in the big leagues. Actually, of course, he already has, scooping up 27 plate appearances at the end of 2011 following his September 4 debut. He’ll get more soon enough. That puts him ahead of most of his compatriots on this list. He stays this low because his age and tools suggest that he’s not going to ever be a good big leaguer.
Lets start with the age. He was born in December 1984, so he turned 27 in 2011. Thus, 2012 is his peak season. That’s it. He’s done developing. And he’s done developing with just 27 MLB plate appearances in September 2011 to his credit in which he hit .200/.258/.240.
Satin began his professional career as a second baseman, but in the last few years, he’s added first and third base gloves to his baseball bag. He’s a below average defender everywhere except first, but his versatility could help him hold onto a roster spot.
2011: Satin earned the Mets Sterling Organization Minor League Player of the Year award for hitting a combined .323/.411/.495 between double-A and triple-A. Really, he did most of his damage at double-A where as a 26-year old, he clubbed .325/.423/.538 with a 14% walk rate, 12% extra-base hit rate. That’s the good stuff. The indicators that suggest that performance was unsustainable in the big leagues: a .411 BABIP in double-A and a 22.5% strikeout rate.
Dr. Pangloss Says: A fan-favorite super-sub as the team’s 24th man.
Debbie Downer Says: DFA’d by June.
Projected 2012 Start: Buffalo
MLB Arrival: 2011. Back at the first injury of 2012