Bison's INF Josh Satin can hit. Period.
The Mets drafted Satin in the sixth-round of the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft, and he has torn the cover off the ball from his first day in the organization.
The University of California alum has flown through the minors, .posting ridiculous offensive numbers along the way (309/.400/.476 in 426 career minor leage games).
He started this season in Binghamton, and force his way to a promotion after 94 games with the B-Mets in which he had 11 HRs, 60 RBIs to go with a .325 batting-average and a .423 on-base percentage.
After getting called up to Buffalo, all he has done in his first 15 games in Triple-A is hit .373 with 1 HR and 10 RBIs.
Not bad for a kid who was not on anybody's radar this spring. Baseball America didn't list Satin among their Top 25 prospects in the Mets' organization, but there is little question that when all is said and done, Satin will be named the Mets' Minor League Player of the Year for 2011.
In February, Metsparadise.com said of Satin:
He's not a power hitter, he's not a speedster, in fact he really has no position on the field, but the boy can hit. His approach at the plate is unique, as his hands and bat are constantly moving, but has a very good understanding of the strike zone. He is able to adapt to the individual umpire's zone, which is a rarity for most minor leaguers. At 26 hes is no spring chicken, however the extra years he spent at California seemed to have payed off for him in regards to discipline. His natural extending swing leads to a number of strikeouts, however he compensates that by hitting the ball to all parts of the field. He is primarily a line drive/gap type hitter and consistently hits the ball on the sweet spot. In college he served as a 2nd baseman, but has since been moved to each of the corner infield spots in his minor league career. The one comparison I've read that sticks in my mind is a right handed version of Daniel Murphy. He's able to play multiple positions on the field, but he's not great at any of them. Hopefully he is able to hone in on first base so that he can be used as a compliment to Ike Davis if he ever makes his way to New York.
So how is it that Satin has caught the organization completely off-guard this season. He has a Major League bat right now.
When rosters expand on September 1st, Satin more than deserves to get the call up for his first taste of the big leagues.