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Mets Prospect Report Card: April

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With the book on April closed, let's check in on the farm system and see how the Mets' top prospects are performing.

Chris McShane

With a month in the books, it's a good time to check in on how the Mets' top prospects are doing down on the farm. The basis for this report card is our 2016 Top 25 Prospects List we published at the end of January. Top prospect Steven Matz is dominating big league hitters, but let's see how everyone else is doing in the minors.

Position Players

Name 2016 Rank Position Level Games Stats Stock Notes
Amed Rosario 2 SS Hi-A 23

.305/.340/.537

3 HR, 5/7 SB

Rosario is flashing all five of his tools
Gavin Cecchini 3 SS AAA 20

.258/.364/.333

1 HR, 1/2 SB

The question of whether or not Cecchini can remain at shortstop lingers, but he is holding his own in his first exposure to AAA pitching
Brandon Nimmo 4 OF AAA 19

.260/.333/.315

0 HR, 1/3 SB

The lack of power is concerning, but Nimmo is hitting a much more acceptable .308/.384/.369 against right-handers
Dominic Smith 5 1B AA 20

.272/.322/.432

2 HR, 1/1 SB

Smith is tapping into his power more effectively, but at the cost of an increased strikeout rate
Luis Carpio 6 SS N/A N/A N/A Carpio underwent surgery in early March on his right shoulder and will be out for an extended period of time
Wuilmer Becerra 7 OF Hi-A 17

.354/.397/.424

0 HR, 0 SB

Becerra is not tapping into his secondary skills much, but he is making excellent contact in his first exposure to FSL pitching
Desmond Lindsay 8 OF N/A N/A N/A N/A Lindsay has yet to make his 2016 debut
Milton Ramos 11 SS Low-A 18

.207/.270/.259

0 HR, 0 SB

The right-hander has looked lost at the plate and has seemingly brought those struggles to the field at times
Matt Reynolds 12 SS AAA 20

.299/.379/.468

2 HR, 4/4 SB

The cromulent Reynolds continues to perform cromulently
Jeff McNeil 13 MI/CI AA 3

.250/.357/.583

1 HR, 1/1 SB

McNeil generated some buzz with some additional muscle, but was limited to three games thanks to an abdominal injury
Luis Guillorme 16 SS High-A 20

.256/.344/.268

0 HR, 1/2 SB

We know that Guillorme is a light-hitting slick-fielding shortstop, but one extra-base hit is not going to cut it
Ali Sanchez 17 C N/A N/A N/A N/A Sanchez has yet to make his 2016 debut
Eudor Garcia 18 3B N/A N/A N/A N/A Garcia is serving an 80-game suspension for testing positive for bumetanide and furosemide, banned diuretic substances
Jhoan Urena 21 3B High-A 23

.232/.292/.329

1 HR, 0/1 SB

Urena is not hitting for average or power and has been struggling in the field
Raphael Ramirez 24 OF N/A N/A N/A N/A Ramirez has yet to make his 2016 debut
David Thompson HON 3B Low-A 23

.301/.371/.506.

2 HR, 1/1 SB

He may or may not be beating up on pitching that is weaker than he saw at U of Miami, but his defense at third is no longer much of a question
Ricardo Cespedes HON OF N/A N/A N/A N/A Cespedes has yet to make his 2016 debut
Patrick Mazeika HON C N/A N/A N/A Mazeika began the season on the disabled list and has yet to make his 2016 debut
Kevin Kaczmarski HON OF Low-A 14

.180/.281/.280

0 HR, 0/2 SB

Kaczmarski was off to a slow start but was placed on the disabled list after 14 games
Dash Winningham HON 1B Low-A 20

.274/.361/.329

0 HR, 0 SB

His power has yet to manifest this season but he is seeing the ball better than ever, shrinking his strikeout rate and ballooning his walk rate all while making good contact with the ball
John Mora HON OF High-A 23

.236/.306/.315

0 HR, 2/3 SB

Mora has scuffled in his first exposure to FSL pitching, with virtually all of his stats trending in the wrong way

Pitchers

Name 2016 Rank Position Level Games Stats Stock Notes
Robert Gsellman 9 RHP AA 4

2.19 ERA

20 K, 9 BB

24.2 IP

Gsellman is showing more velocity and is flashing a better slider, a pair of developments that significantly adds to his projections
Chris Flexen 10 RHP Hi-A 4

3.76 ERA

19 K, 6 BB

26.1 IP

Flexen has put up solid numbers but more importantly he appears completely healthy on the mound with no lingering negative effects from his mid-2014 Tommy John surgery
Gabriel Ynoa 14 RHP AAA 4

1.48 ERA

12 K, 9 BB

24.1 IP

His walk rate is up but thanks to a low BABIP and no home runs allowed Ynoa has been able to keep his ERA down
Marcos Molina 15 RHP N/A N/A N/A Molina is recovering from Tommy John surgery
Max Wotell 19 LHP N/A N/A N/A N/A Wotell has yet to make his 2016 debut
Josh Smoker 20 LHP AAA 10

4.14

15 K, 4 BB

8.2 IP

Smoker has pitched well outside of a handful of appearances with an increased strikeout rate and decreased walk rate
Akeel Morris 22 RHP AA 9

6.97 ERA

14 K, 8 BB

10.1 IP

In addition to his walks spiking up batters are squaring up and making the most contact against him since 2012
Harol Gonzalez 23 RHP N/A N/A N/A N/A Gonzalez has yet to make his 2016 debut
Thomas Szapucki 25 LHP N/A N/A N/A N/A Szapucki has yet to make his 2016 debut
Dario Alvarez HON LHP AAA 11

6.75 ERA

17 K, 5 BB

8 IP

Alvarez has been hit hard by right-handers as expected but isn't exactly dominating left-handers
Seth Lugo HON RHP AAA 4

9.68 ERA

18 K, 7 BB

17.2 IP

Lugo's peripherals have dipped slightly in almost a comparable sample size in Triple-A from a year ago
Sixto Torres HON LHP N/A N/A N/A N/A Torres has yet to make his 2016 debut
Jose Medina HON LHP N/A N/A N/A N/A Medina has yet to make his 2016 debut