New York Mets Farm Update
The New York Mets are having a down year at the major league level, but the farm system seems to be doing alright. They recently called up number one prospect shortstop Amed Rosario. His batting average was .328 with 7 homeruns and 58 RBI's, along with 19 stolen bases at the minor league level.
So far in the MLB, he has appeared in six games and his batting average is .182 with one RBI and one stolen base. They have another stud prospect in the minor leagues who is ready to be called up any day in first basemen Dominic Smith.
His batting average is .331 with 16 homeruns and 74 RBI's so far this season in the minors. Smith also has a fantastic glove.
Number four prospect in the Mets top 30 is right handed pitcher Justin Dunn. He is projected to reach the major leagues in 2019. His record in the minors this season is 5-6 with a 5.00 ERA. In 95.1 innings, Dunn has issued 48 walks and struck out 75 batters.
Desmond Lindsay is ranked seventh on the Mets top 30 prospects list. He's an outfielder and is currently on the disabled list. Lindsay is projected to reach the majors in 2019. His batting average is .220 with 8 homeruns and 30 RBI's, along with 4 stolen bases. What's impressive about him is that he has a .327 on base percentage.
Marcus Molina is ranked eighth on the Mets top 30 prospects list. He's a right handed pitcher. Molina is projected to reach the majors in 2019. In the minors this season, his record is 3-8 with a 3.13 ERA. In 77.2 innings, Molina has walked 17 batters and struck out 62.
Gavin Cecchini is ranked ninth on the Mets top 30 prospects list. He is a second basemen and shortstop. Cecchini has seen some MLB action before, but he obviously doesn't have enough bats to be considered not a prospect anymore. His average in the minors this season is .261 with 5 homeruns and 33 RBI's, along with 4 stolen bases.
Peter Alonso is ranked tenth on the Mets top 30 prospects list. He is a first basemen and Alonso is projected to reach the majors in 2019. His batting average is .291 with 14 homeruns and 50 RBI's, along with 2 stolen bases.
Tomas Nido is ranked eleventh on the Mets top 30 prospects list. He is a catcher and Nido is considered one of the Mets prospects to keep an eye on. The catcher position hasn't been kind to the Mets recently. Nido is a solid defensive catcher and he is projected to reach the majors sometime next season.
His batting average this season is .241 with 6 homeruns and 48 RBI's. Wuilmer Becerra is ranked 14th on New York's top 30 prospects list and he is an outfielder. Becerra is projected to reach the majors next season. In the minors this season, his batting average is .251 with 3 homeruns and 32 RBI's, along with 12 stolen bases.
Chris Flexen is ranked 16th on New York's top 30 prospects list and he is a right handed pitcher. Flexen was just recently promoted to New York. In the minors, his record was 6-1 with a 1.76 ERA. He pitched in 61.1 innings and only walked 10 batters and struck out 63 batters.
In the majors so far, he has appeared in two games and his record is 0-1 with a 12.00 ERA. Flexen has pitched in 6 innings and he has walked 5 batters and struck out 4. Flexen will probably make a couple of more appereances in New York but if he continues to struggle, demote him back to Binghamton since they are competing for a possible championship run in Double-A.
P.J. Conlon is ranked twenty-fourth on the Mets top 30 prospects list. He is a left handed pitcher. In the minors this season, his record is 8-8 with a 3.65 ERA. In 125.2 innings, Conlon has walked 35 batters and struck out 96.
In case you're interested, Tim Tebow isn't on the top 30 Mets prospects list but his batting average in the minors this season is .235 with 8 homeruns and 46 RBI's, along with one stolen base.
The Mets farm consists of more pitching but not enough bats. For more information on the Mets prospects, visit MLB.com and click on the tab players and also top prospects.