New York Mets outfield prospect Matt den Dekker finished the season playing 53 games and getting 152 at-bats for the parent club. He hit a respectable .250 with no home runs and seven RBIs. While den Dekker's offensive contribution will be important to him and the Mets going forward, his outstanding Gold Glove Award-caliber defense and above-average speed can be very useful tools on a roster balanced with outfielders who hit for more power.
The left-handed den Dekker, now 27, has been in the Mets organization since being selected in the fifth round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.
Bernie Pleskoff has served as a professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners. Follow @BerniePleskoff on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.