Height/Weight: 5’11”, 175 lbs
Acquired: 8th round 2011 (Fresno State)
Born: 2/9/89 (Long Beach, CA)
2011 Rank: N/A
Why Ranked Here: Muno had a really strong professional debut, smacking around New York-Penn League pitching at a .355/.466/.514 clip at age 22. He’ll head to 2012 as a 23-year old on Opening Day with the clock ticking loudly.
Muno played shortstop and third base in college, but the Mets had him play all but two games at shortstop in the New York Penn League. His arm is strong enough for either position, but he’ll need to prove that he has the range to play shortstop everyday as a professional.
If he can’t play shortstop everyday, he could carve out a career as a versatile backup infielder or perhaps a third baseman. He does not have the power to profile as a classic third baseman. However, third base is in transition, and 2011 was a down year for the position as MLBers hit just .252/.317/.390 at third, essentially equal to second basemen.
2011: Muno, the Mets’ 8th round pick signed quickly for $10,000 and started beating up on the New York-Penn League. He led the League in batting average, on-base percentage and was third in walks, and slugging.
It’s a little hard for me not to see a lot of Darrell Ceciliani’s 2010 batting line in Muno’s 2011. Compare.
Muno walked considerably more, and struck out slightly less. Ceciliani used his speed more, he had 12 triples compared to Muno’s three, and stole 21 bases compared to Muno’s 9.
Dr. Pangloss Says: An OBP-heavy third baseman.
Debbie Downer Says: Organizational depth
Projected 2012 Start: Savannah
MLB Arrival: 2014
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|2011 – NYP||10.5||14.6||16.1||0.7||.425||.159|