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 #16 organizational prospect is......
#16 3B Aderlin Rodriguez
Bats: R Throws: R
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 210 lb
Acquired: 2008 international signing, Dominican Republic
2012: (A/A+) .263/.321/.476, 24 HR, 83 RBI, 2 SB (100%), 37 BB, 101 K
2011: (A) .221/.265/.372, 17 HR, 78 RBI, 2 SB (66%), 29 BB, 109 K
2010: (R/A) .300/.50/.532, 14 HR, 59 RBI, 3 SB (75%), 21 BB, 53 K
2009: (R) .290/.389/.387, 1 HR, 10 RBI, 1 SB (50%), 9 BB, 15 K
Aderlin is the premium power bat in the Mets farm system right now and her displayed that with 16 HR in 83 games in the pitcher friendly SAL league last season. He's a guy who could very well be a potential middle of line-up 30+ HR hitter in the MLB. His flaws however are glaring. His 3:1 K/BB rate is not very ideal and his batting average in Savannah was .240 across 222 games. He also is a butcher in the field with a career fielding percentage of .883 in 317 career games at 3B including 44 errors in 2011. Although he made modest gains with the glove (committing only 30 errors this season) his poor defense may end up moving him to 1B. He'll play the 2013 season at age 21 so he's still young and the fact that he was left of the 40 man roster and passed through the Rule 5 draft means the Mets can afford to keep his progression slow and start him in Port St. Lucie.
Anticipated Assignment: (A+) Port St. Lucie starting 3B