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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
By Adam Rubin
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Kirk Nieuwenhuis will play for Mesa in the Arizona Fall League.
, arguably the Mets' top upper-level outfield prospect, is headed to the Arizona Fall League as part of the Mets' contingent.
Nieuwenhuis originally appeared headed to Escogido in the Dominican Republic, but that winter-league outfield reportedly added Phillies rising star
Nieuwenhuis, 23, hit a combined .274 with 18 homers and 77 RBIs in 514 at-bats between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Buffalo.
The Mets' players will be assigned to Mesa along with prospects from the Phillies, Angels, Cubs and Pirates. The season opens Oct. 12.
Other prospects confirmed from the include catcher
Nieuwenhuis was drafted by the Mets in the third round in 2008 out of Azusa Pacific University.