NYfansonly.com looks at the peripheral stats of the St. Lucie hitters, some of which had very good seasons in 2004. We will look at the batters who collected at least 200 at-bats with St. Lucie and did not accrue more than 200 at-bats at Binghamton.
November 1, 2004
Joseph Jiannetti was a draft and follow signee in the spring of 2001. The Mets selected Jiannetti with their 40th round pick in 2000. Jiannetti turned down a football scholarship to the University of Florida to play safety. Instead, he chose to attend Daytona Beach Community College to play baseball before signing with the Mets. (Free Preview of Premium Content)
January 19, 2004
The Mets' farm system has come a long way, baby. This improvement was predicted here before the 2002 season. Since the Mets were coming off back-to-back quality drafts when combined with improvement in their Latin program, it was an easy improvement to predict. As most analysts rank farm systems based upon long season talent that had not made an impact in 2001. Thus, the Mets farm system was generally ranked in the 27 to 29 range before 2002 when generally ranked in the 12-14 range after.
April 2, 2003
Joseph Jiannetti was a draft and follow signee in the Spring of 2001. The Mets selected Jiannetti with their 40th round pick in 2000. Jiannetti turned down a football scholarship to University of Floriday to play safety. Instead he chose to attend Daytona Beach Community College before signing with the Mets.
October 23, 2002