With Mets prospect Lastings Milledge representing a potential chip to in any major deal Omar Minaya is considering, the outfielder’s potential is naturally the source of conjecture. After a visit to the Arizona Fall League, Baseball Prospectus’ Joe Sheehan seems to have made up his mind.
The people who like him really like him. Me, I see a guy who looks smaller than advertised, and who doesn’t have the speed for center field, the plate discipline to be a great hitter or the power to make you not care about the other two things. True story: When we submitted our names for last year’s Top 50 Prospects, which each writer does based on the teams he covers for the book, I didn’t even submit Milledge. He was eventually added, but I remain unimpressed.