- Full name Joshua Blake Satin
- Born 12/23/1984 in Hidden Hills, CA
- Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School California
- Debut 09/04/2011
Drafted in the 6th round (194th overall) by the New York Mets in 2008 (signed for $25,000).
View Draft ReportAfter two difficult springs Satin put it all together as a senior. Satin showed he can hit with wood in the Cape Cod League--he was the league's all-star MVP in 2006--and has above-average bat speed that produces excellent power. He has played mostly second base in college, though many scouts believe he's a better fit in the outfield as a pro due to fringy range and infield actions.
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Satin failed to hit .300 for California as either a sophomore or junior, but he broke out in a big way as a senior in 2008, batting .379/.500/.723 with 18 homers. He signed quickly for $25,000 as a sixth-round pick and defied the odds by making his big league debut last September. He took home Mets minor league player of the year honors in 2011 after batting .323/.411/.495 with 12 homers and 43 doubles at the upper levels of the system. Scouts never have loved Satin's tools, but he has produced results in pro ball, with the caveat that he's been old for each level. Satin works counts, patiently waiting for pitches he can drive into the gaps. He occasionally shows home run power to his pull side. He can handle different types of pitches and is a good situational hitter, but he strikes out too much to hit more than .275 or so. Satin has played more games at second base than anywhere else, but he's a well below-average runner who has the hands but not the quickness for the keystone. His arm is average and accurate, and the Mets made third and first base his primary positions during the second half of 2011. He also played left field in the Venezuelan League in the offseason. Satin could help a National League club in a bench role, serving as a pinch-hitter and multi-positional fill-in.