Lastings Milledge

by Ed Tsunoda on December 15, 2010

Lastings Milledge :: OF
2006 - 2007 | B: R | T: R | HT: 6-1 | WT: 205 | DOB: 4/5/85

Milledge was the Mets 1st round pick (12th overall) of the 2003 amateur draft. The Lakewood Ranch HS product is considered to be a five-tool talent and the Mets best outfield prospect. Baseball America ranked him as the No.1 prospect in the Mets organization for 2004. He was also given the award for Best Athlete and Best Defensive Outfielder for 2004. Played in the Arizona Fall League in 2005. It was a banner year for Milledge in 2005 as BA awarded him the award for No.1 prospect in the organization for the 2nd year in a row. He also earned the Best Hitter for Average, Best Athlete and Best Defensive OF awards as well. Milledge quickly moved through each level, contributing with both his bat and his speed. In 2006, Milledge was the youngest player in the Major Leagues when he was called up to the Mets. Lastings Milledge is a native of Bradenton, Florida. Milledge was traded to the Nationals for Brian Schneider and Ryan Church on November 30, 2007.

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