The ' current roster situation is becoming a bit more convoluted but the situation shows the depth of their minors system.
Due to impressive Spring numbers from , , and , past starters are looking over their backs.
Davis is getting an extended look with the big league squad this Spring and is posting spectacular numbers. Through 9 games he is batting .524 with 2 HRs, 3 doubles, and 3 walks.
Davis, soon to be 23, is a former first-round pick with significant power potential. Last season, between A+ and AA, he hit 20 home runs with a solid K:BB ratio.
It seems unlikely that Davis will make the team out of Spring Training as and are penciled in at the top of the Mets depth chart. Don't be surprised to see Davis in the bigs by June/July.
A former and prospect, Carter projects as a solid outfield option, if only he could find time on a big-league squad.
This Spring, Carter is batting .556 through 5 games while jacking 3 homeruns.
After spending the last four seasons being shuffled between AAA and the majors, Carter could see playing time if the Mets outfield options don't pan out. Obviously, , , and aren't the best options for a competitive team.
Another outfield prospect performing well so far this Spring, Martinez has been a top prospect since signing with the Mets in 2007. He had some time in the majors last season but struggled, batting only .176 in 29 games.
Through 6 games this Spring, Martinez is batting .556 with 2 HRs and 2 triples. His speed isn't his biggest threat but he is still young and developing his overall game.
Martinez will probably get a look before Chris Carter in the outfield as Carter projects more of a situational hitter but the three outfielders mentioned above also stand in Martinez's way.