The Mets continue to stockpile depth players for the upper levels of the system, as they've apparently agreed to minor league contracts with outfielders Corey Patterson and Mike Wilson. Despite both players having prior big league experience, it's been reported that they have not received the elusive invite to big league camp and they will head to the minor league side.
Patterson is likely a familiar name to prospect watchers, as he was picked 3rd overall in the amateur draft by the Cubs way back in 1998 and was rated as high as Baseball America's #2 prospect prior to 2001. Unfortunately, poor plate discipline ate into his offensive game and outside of his 2003 season, he's mostly been a below-average offensive player as his career .298 wOBA exhibits. Now 33 years old, Patterson's become a journeyman over the last few years, taking a still strong glove in center field with him from team to team. He'll most likely serve as depth in Las Vegas should the big league team be hit with an inordinate number of injuries.
Mets Sign Outfielders Corey Patterson and Mike Wilson To Minor League Contracts
Amazin' Avenue | Feb 6