Here are some of my notes from a long day at Mets minor league camp:
- I finally saw Juan Urbina in camp. I am not sure if he was there already, but I surely didn't see him before today. FWIW, he has not a hair on his face, man he sure is young.
- Wilmer Flores is a giant compared to the other shortstops. He has good hands and a strong arm, and looks like a third baseman to me.
- 2010 7th round pick Jeff Walters has a loose & fluid delivery. Good solid body, but his front side flies open often, hindering his command.
- Robbie Shields was the least athletic shortstop in his group. He looked more like a second baseman to me, based on hands, range, and arm strength.
- John Holdzkom is a large man (6'7", 230). He throws really hard, and when he is down in the zone he gets Mets officials very excited. The problem is he is very inconsistent with his release point, and that's been the story of his career.
Upcoming: Video of Eric Goeddel, Akeel Morris, Jeurys Familia, Reese Havens, and others...
Note: Traveling with the Mets to face the Braves in Orlando tomorrow are: Cory Vaughn, Matt Den Dekker, Sean Ratliff, Eric Niesen, and Mark Cohoon.