At Baseball Prospectus, Kevin Goldstein did a look at all of this year’s first round picks, as the August 15th signing deadline approached. Below are his comments on the Mets two first-rounders.
18. New York Mets: Ike Davis, 1B, Arizona State
Status: Signed, $1.575 million
Performance: Hitting only .248/.297/.321 at Short-season Brooklyn, Davis has yet to come close to matching the performance of other college sluggers. He’s been homerless in his first 35 games, although he does have 10 doubles in 137 at-bats. Nonetheless, he’s been a disappointment.
22. New York Mets: Reese Havens, SS, South Carolina
Status: Signed, $1.419 million
Performance: Already cruising at .261/.370/.493 with Short-season Brooklyn, Havens’ nice numbers are made all the more impressive by an elbow injury limiting him to a DH-only role before a groin injury put him on the disabled list, possibly ending his year. There are still rumors that the Mets would like to see if he can convert to catcher.