Last week the Mets made their first round of spring training roster cuts, and today's offering is even bigger, with 13 players headed to minor league camp. The group includes some well-known prospects as well as potential 2016 contributors.
Here's the full list: Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Gabriel Ynoa, Jeff Walters, Josh Smoker, Dilson Herrera, Brandon Nimmo, Duane Below, Stolmy Pimentel, Gavin Cecchini, Dominic Smith, Marc Krauss, and Travis Taijeron.
Gsellman, Ynoa, Nimmo, Cecchini, and Smith are among the organization's best prospects, while Taijeron was in the running for the King of Spring Training crown with a 1.154 OPS in 21 Grapefruit League at-bats.
Despite the setback, Herrera will appear in action this week as his native Colombia takes part in a World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament in Panama City. Nimmo, on the other hand, will continue to work his way back from a foot injury that held him out of Grapefruit League play this year.
Now that Ruben Tejada has been waived, Herrera and Cecchini have a better chance of making an impact in 2016, but the main beneficiary appears to be shortstop prospect Matt Reynolds.
After the two rounds of cuts, New York is left with 39 players in big league camp.