AAA-Buffalo (77 games), AA-Binghamton (58 games)
It was the tale of two seasons for the former Florida Gators center fielder, but when you put it all together, 2012 was still a very productive year for Matt den Dekker.
He led the organization in triples and stroked 56 extra-base hits. That’s a very strong number for any baseball player, and when you combine that with his jaw-dropping defense, den Dekker still has to be considered a prospect.
His Double-A numbers were spectacular: .340/.397/.563, with eight home runs in 58 games. But after the June promotion to Buffalo, den Dekker struggled mightily. He batted just .197 in his first two months in Triple-A.
The good news for Matt is that he’s shown steady offensive improvement at every stop along his career. He got that .197 clip up to .248 in August and finished comfortably over the Mendoza line.
If he keeps improving, he could be a factor in Flushing soon. But with a .220 average in Triple-A, you may be wondering how den Dekker finds his way onto this list.
The reason is that his overall output was very productive.
He was in the top 10 in the organization in triples, homers, RBIs, doubles, runs, total bases, stolen base rate, stolen bases and slugging percentage.