Tom Brennan - TOP 25 METS' PROSPECTS: # 20 PAT MAZELKA
He finished the season on an absolute tear, going 19 for 41 in his last 10 games.
Just 64 Ks in over 550 plate appearances in his career. Nice! In his career, a stellar .329/.432/.469. Certainly has to be one of the very top batting averages for anyone in baseball's minor leagues with at least that many at bats.
Pat has to be slated for St Lucie to start 2017, now that Tomas Nido will certainly be promoted to AA in 2017. A lefty hitting catcher that can really hit has to be attractive, and most likely, this gent will show up in the majors by late 2018 or 2019.
Negatives? Will he be able to stay at catcher, having only tuned down 36 of 120 runners in just 67 games behind the dish. He did play 11 errorless games at 1B in 2015. Having him down the road as a back up catcher and 1B and pinch hitter is a possibility, if he can not hit enough to snag a major league starting catcher or 1B slot.
I'd like Pat to replicate Tomas Nido's feat of 2016, and win the FSL batting title as a catcher in 2017, and add some more long ball pop, to move him towards becoming a bona fide major league hitter.