Monday, November 2, 2009

Levine catches up with Jiovanni Mier

Zach Levine has a new blog post up, and he chats with Baseball America's Top Defensive Player (from the '09 draft class), and the second-ranked Appalachian League prospect.

Right now, Mier is resting back in Southern California and working out with a few fellow 2009 draftees trying to get hit body in shape for the 2010 season. In the one time we met in person, he struck me as having the ability to put on some weight, so I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a little more of Mier in the years to come.

Next season, Mier's workplace isn't clear but will probably be Class A Lexington.

"It's still a little early to tell," Bennett said. "I think it's unrealistic to see him starting in Lancaster. But given his progress and his makeup, I don't think there's any reason why he wouldn't start in Lexington."

Skipping Tri-City probably isn't going to make fans in the Capital District too happy, seeing as how there have been complaints about the quality of the product on the field. But Bennett and Wade have promised to be more aggressive in the promotion of prospects, and right now are sticking to that promise.