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Mets Prospect Report Card: May

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

Brandon Nimmo
Brandon Nimmo
Chris McShane

With the month of May 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

Amed Rosario, SS

2016 rank: 2
Age: 20
Level: High-A (St. Lucie Mets)
May: .282/.353/.330, 0 HR, 5/8 SB
Season:.298/.350/.434, 3 HR, 10/15 SB
Stock:

Rosario has cooled off a bit since his torrid start, but the shortstop is still impressing with the bat.

Gavin Cecchini, SS

2016 rank: 3
Age: 22
Level: Triple-A (Las Vegas 51s)
May: .370/.424/.481, 0 HR, 1/1 SB
Season:.304/.383/.392, 1 HR, 2/3 SB
Stock:

Back issues sent Cecchini to the disabled list twice in May, but when the 22-year-old was able to get on the field he excelled—though issues with defensive consistency continue.

Brandon Nimmo, OF

2016 rank: 4
Age: 23
Level: Triple-A (Las Vegas 51s)
May: .326/.421/.565, 2 HR, 2/6 SB
Season: .301/.389/.457, 2 HR, 4/10 SB
Stock:

Nimmo has put an underwhelming April far behind him, leading the 51s in OPS while logging a near 1:1 BB:K ratio.

Dominic Smith, 1B

2016 rank: 5
Age: 20
Level: Double-A (Binghamton Mets)
May: .264/.313/.368, 2 HR, 0/0 SB
Season: .267/.318/.395, 4 HR, 1/1 SB
Stock:

Smith cut his strikeout rate almost in half, but with more balls put in play has come more outs.

Luis Carpio, SS

2016 rank: 6
Age:18
Level: N/A
May: N/A
Season: N/A
Stock:

Carpio underwent surgery in early March on his right shoulder and will be out for an extended period of time.

Wuilmer Becerra, OF

2016 rank: 7
Age: 21
Level: High-A (St. Lucie Mets)
May: .326/.340/.391, 0 HR, 4/4 SB
Season: .338/.366/.409, 0 HR, 4/4 SB
Stock:

His power still is not manifesting, but Becerra continues hitting and walking more than ever.

Desmond Lindsay, OF

2016 rank: 8
Age: 19
Level: n/a
May: n/a
Season: n/a
Stock: n/a

Lindsay has yet to make his 2016 debut.

Milton Ramos, SS

2016 rank: 11
Age:20
Level: Single-A (Columbia Fireflies)
May: .256/.354/.341, 0 HR,1/4 SB
Season: .243/.323/.311, 0 HR,1/4 SB
Stock:

Ramos has gotten back on track with the plate making harder contact and almost doubling his walk rate as compared to April.

Matt Reynolds, SS

2016 rank: 12
Age: 25
Level: Triple-A (Las Vegas 51s)
May: .155/.183/.241, 0 HR, 0/1 SB
Season: .230/.291/.360, 2 HR,4/5 SB
Stock:

Reynolds only appeared in 14 games owing to his MLB promotion, but the 25-year-old looked lost at the plate.

Jeff McNeil, MI/CI

2016 rank: 13
Age: 24
Level: Double-A (Binghamton Mets)
May: n/a
Season: n/a
Stock:

McNeil remains on the disabled list thanks to an abdominal injury.

Luis Gillorme, SS

2016 rank: 16
Age: 21
Level: High-A (St. Lucie Mets)
May:.233/.323/.267, 0 HR, 0/0 SB
Season:.234/..325/.257, 0 HR,1/2 SB
Stock:

More of the same for Guillorme.

Ali Sanchez, C

2016 rank: 17
Age: 19
Level: n/a
May: n/a
Season: n/a
Stock: n/a

Sanchez has yet to make his 2016 debut.

Eudor Garcia, 3B

2016 rank: 18
Age: 22
Level: n/a
May: n/a
Season: n/a
Stock: n/a

Garcia is serving an 80-game suspension for testing positive for bumetanide and furosemide, banned diuretics.

Jhoan Urena, 3B

2016 rank: 21
Age: 21
Level: High-A (St. Lucie Mets)
May: .173/.230/.222, 1 HR, 0/0 SB
Season: .207/.268/.284, 2 HR, 0/1 SB
Stock:

As bad as Urena was in April, he was worse in May.

Raphael Ramirez, OF

2016 rank: 24
Age: 20
Level: High-A (St. Lucie Mets)
May: .000/.000/.000, 0 HR, 0/0 SB
Season: .095/.095/.095, 0 HR, 0/0 SB
Stock:

Ramirez did not log a hit in May, but received only 10 at-bats and will likely not be rostered at St. Lucie—well ahead of his developmental curve—for much longer

David Thompson, 3B

2016 rank: HON
Age: 23
Level: Low-A (Columbia Fireflies)
May: .270/.324/.429, 1 HR, 2/2 SB
Season: .286/.350/.468, 3 HR, 3/3 SB
Stock:

His torrid pace slowed up a bit, perhaps related to an undisclosed injury sustained near the end of the month, but the slugger has continued to play solid defense.

Ricardo Cespedes, OF

2016 rank: HON
Age: 18
Level: n/a
May: n/a
Season: n/a
Stock: n/a

Cespedes has yet to make his 2016 debut.

Patrick Mazeika, C

2016 rank: HON
Age: 22
Level: Low-A (Columbia Fireflies)
May: .333/.431/.381, 0 HR, 0/0 SB
Season: .319/.411/.383, 0 HR, 0/0 SB
Stock:

Mazeika was activated from the disabled list in mid-May and did not miss a beat.

Kevin Kaczmarski, OF

2016 rank: HON
Age: 24
Level: Low-A (Columbia Fireflies)
May: .286/.356/.442, 1 HR, 2/3 SB
Season: .244/.331/.385, 1 HR, 2/3 SB
Stock:

He got off to a slow start after returning from the disabled list but heated up near the end of the month.

Dash Winningham, 1B

2016 rank: HON
Age: 20
Level: Low-A (Columbia Fireflies)
May: .200/.274/.388, 2 HR, 0/0 SB
Season: .246/.321/.377, 2 HR, 0/1 SB
Stock:

Winningham's power has begun to manifest—but at the expense of contact.

John Mora, OF

2016 rank: HON
Age: 23
Level: High-A (St. Lucie Mets)
May: .202/.306/.310, 1 HR, 0/2 SB
Season: .228/.310/.333, 2 HR, 2/5 SB
Stock:

Mora continues struggling against FSL pitchers, though his number would look a bit more palatable with a BABIP higher than .239.

Pitchers

Name 2016 Rank Position Age Level Games ERA Strikeouts Walks Innings Pitched Stock Notes
Robert Gsellman 9 RHP 22 AA 6 (6 GS) 3.21 24 6 33.2 Gsellman was a little inconsistent during the month of May, leading to so-so numbers
Chris Flexen 10 RHP 21 Hi-A 5 (5 GS) 4.13 17 12 28.1 Flexen continues flashing plus stuff, but has tailed off since April, perhaps still shaking off the rust from Tommy John recovery
Gabriel Ynoa 14 RHP 23 AAA 6 (6 GS) 2.97 ERA 21 K 12 BB 39.1 IP Thanks to an improved sinker, Ynoa has improved on his groundball rate, keeping his BABIP low and flyballs in the park
Marcos Molina 15 RHP 21 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Molina is revering from Tommy John Surgery
Max Wotell 19 LHP 19 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Wotell has yet to make his 2016 debut
Josh Smoker 20 LHP 27 AAA 13 6.55 ERA 14 4 11 IP The surface numbers are not there, but the southpaw has maintained excellent strikeout and walk rates with his excellent stuff
Akeel Morris 22 RHP 23 AA 9 0.82 14 4 11 After disappointing in April, Morris is rebounded in a major way allowing one run- a solo home run- in eleven innings
Harol Gonzalez 23 RHP 21 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Gonzalez has yet to make his 2016 debut
Thomas Szapucki 25 LHP 19 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Szapucki has yet to make his 2016 debut
Dario Alvarez HON LHP 27 AAA 6 13.50 10 K 5 BB 7.1 IP Alvarez's biggest strength, his slider, was diminished in Las Vegas, hurting his numbers and ultimately causing the southpaw to lose his spot on the 40-man roster, allowing the Braves to claim him off waivers
Seth Lugo HON RHP 26 AAA 6 (6 GS) 6.00 ERA 21 K 6 BB 33 IP Lugo improved on his dull April ,but the rough Las Vegas environment is still getting the better of him
Sixto Torres HON LHP 20 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Torres has yet to make his 2016 debut
Jose Medina HON LHP 19 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Medina has yet to make his 2016 debut