The Mets drafted Reese Havens in 2008, back then, the Mets were finally able to draft players in the first round after a couple of years of signing their draft picks away. In 2008, the Mets drafted Ike Davis, Brad Holt and Reese Havens. Havens was instantly considered a prospect in the middle infield. Back in 2009, I wrote a prospect preview and in 2008 I wrote a draft pick review, both covering his status as a prospect and his stats in college.
He was considered a Mets Top Ten Prospect by Baseball America for a while:
- 2009 – #8
- 2010 – #7
- 2011 – #6
- 2012 – #9
Reese Havens was constantly held back by injuries. Each of those seasons above saw a multitude of articles predicting his future in the middle of the Mets infield, especially at a time where second base was a mystery (pre-Murphy Mets) and a need at short stop (post-Reyes Mets). Its sad that injuries curtailed his career.
Wishing him the best on his future endeavors!