Matt Den Dekker called up

Posted: August 27, 2013 in Future Mets, News, Opinion


By Steven Inman
The Mets have called up prospect Matt den Dekker from Las Vegas. He will wear #6. He hit .296 with 34 R, 8 2B, 6 HR, 38 RBI in 53 games for the 51s.

Den Dekker will take Marlon Byrd’s spot on the roster after he was traded to Pittsburgh.

This is a big opportunity for Den Dekker. He is an elite centerfielder with power and speed but can he make enough contact at the big league level.

We will have to wait and see but Den Dekker has played well at every level of the minor leagues during his second stint at the level. After struggling hitting .220 at Triple A last year Den Dekker fared much better and merited the call up. He is not in the lineup tonight vs. the Phillies.

  1. Michael Young says:

    Steve = Hopefully Den Dekker will come throgh. Lagares is great. Having them both hitting and fielding as everyday players will make our youg team just what we all are patiently waiting to see. Mike

    • Steven Inman says:

      I think both of these guys end up in a platoon in CF next year with whoever plays better gets more playing time. Both can pick it in center but questions remain about their approaches at the plate. We will see but I think Lagares has definitely shown he is part of the 2014 puzzle.

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