Posted by Christopher Soto at 11:00 AM
A full listing of our Top 25 Prospects is on the right hand side of our website.Without further ado....The Mack's Mets #15 organizational prospect is......
#15 CF Matt Den Dekker
Bats: L Throws: L
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 205 lb
Acquired: 2010 draft, 5th round, University of Florida
2012: (AA/AAA) ..274/.321/.458, 17 HR, 76 RBI, 21 SB (70), 34 BB, 154 K
2011: (A+/AA) .265/.337/.460, 17 HR, 68 RBI, 24 SB (71%), 51 BB, 156 K
2010: (R/A) .336/.396/.459, 0 HR, 20 RBI, 3 SB (100%), 11 BB, 33 K
Den Dekker had two separate seasons within 2012. He scourched the AA Eastern League pitchers to the tune of a .340 AVG and a .563 SLG. Once he was promoted to AAA Buffalo things became exponentially tougher. #UpperDecker lost .300 points of OPS, his K rates flew up to 30% and his BB rate fell to 4.4%. His defensive abilities as CF pretty much guarantees that Den Dekker will have a MLB job as at least a late inning defensive replacement however his chances as a starter are all dependent on whether or not he will be able to even those K and BB rates back to the AA levels of roughly 8% BB rate and 20% K rate while maintain his isolated power rate of .223 which would be excellent for an MLB CF.
Anticipated Assignment: (AAA) Las Vegas starting CF [No call up till September]