Great post by Mets Merized Online – MMO Top 20 Mets Prospects – #7 Juan Lagares, OF
Talks about the Mets top prospects:
The Mets first signed Juan Lagares out of the Dominican Republic as an IFA in 2006, just two months after his 17th birthday. At the time Lagares was a highly regarded hitter who also happened to be a shortstop. He spent that first professional summer learning the basics in the Dominican Summer League. The smart move for 2007 would have been to start Lagares out in rookie ball, since he was only 18. But the man calling the shots at the time for the Mets, Tony Bernazard, has never been accused of being very smart.
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