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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Position by Position Breakdown of the 40 man Roster- Chris Coste

Chris Coste- #3.

6'1", 210 pounds
37 years old.
5th major league season.
Throws R/Bats R

The Good: A Baseball "lifer", has spent 13+ years in the minors/independent ball. Well liked and respect. Student of the game. Had a good 2008 season with the Phillies, with 9 HRs, and .423 slugging %. Also filled in at 1B last year with the Astros.

The Bad: Not very strong defensively, and then slugged only .252 last year between the Phillies and Astros.

Role: Mentoring Josh Thole in AAA/emergency catcher if Mets catchers get hurt in bunches like last year.

Not going to give a projection due to a projected < 100 at bats at the major league level.

Links to the scouting reports for the Mets likely 2 major league catchers.
Rod Barajas
Henry Blanco

1 comment:

  1. Looks like catcher by committee with the Mets. I don't see anybody playing significantly more than anybody. By significantly, I mean like when we had Piazza in Met-Land. If they (as a group) can put up numbers that average MLB standards, then how upset can we be? Let's just hope they hold the fort and are average. If the average players are average or slight above and the stars are stars, then the Mets should be fine.