Adam Rubin

Casting A Wide Net

Adam Rubin -Premium Content

After watching Kai Gronauer capably handle a few hard-throwing pitchers in Germany, Europe-based scout Lionel Chattelle had little doubt the catcher was a legitimate prospect. One year later, the 22-year-old backstop was drawing positive reviews in the South Atlantic League.

Majors | #2009#New York Mets#Organization Reports

No Holt-ing Pattern

Adam Rubin -Premium Content

Mets officials consider righthander Brad Holt to be further along than Mike Pelfrey was at the same point in his pro career. Vice president Tony Bernazard expects Holt, the 33rd overall pick in last year's draft out of UNC Wilmington, to begin the season with high Class A St. Lucie.

Majors | #2009#New York Mets#Organization Reports