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Mets Prospect Report Card: June

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

Seth Lugo
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Now that June is behind us, let's take a look at how the top Mets prospects fared over the course of that month. This list is based on our preseason list of the Mets' top 25 prospects, though we'll include other interesting players who pop up onto the scene.

Position Players

Amed Rosario, SS

2016 Rank: 2
Age: 20
Level: High-A (St. Lucie Mets) / Double-A (Binghamton Mets)
June: 16 Games, .358/.394/.478, 0 HR, 3/4 SB / 8 Games, .414/.469/.621, 0 HR, 1/1 SB
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Rosario did not skip a beat after his promotion to Double-A Binghamton and is emerging as one of the best prospects in baseball.

Gavin Cecchini, SS

2016 Rank: 3
Age: 22
Level: Triple-A (Las Vegas 51s)
June: 26 Games, .346/.395/.519, 3 HR, 0/0 SB
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Cecchini continues getting things done with his bat but continues having difficulty with his defense, with the pace of game and his arm strength seemingly giving him the most difficulty.

Brandon Nimmo, OF

2016 Rank: 4
Age: 23
Level: Triple-A (Las Vegas 51s)
June: 21 Games, .388/.459/.612, 3 HR, 2/3 SB
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PCL mirage or not, Nimmo certainly earned his promotion to the Mets.

Dominic Smith, 1B

2016 Rank: 5
Age: 20
Level: Double-A (Binghamton Mets)
June: 25 Games, .269/.340/.430, 3 HR, 0/0 SB
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In about as many games as he played in May, Smith has kept pace, drawing a few more walks and hitting for a little more power.

Luis Carpio, SS

2016 Rank: 6
Age:18
Level: N/A
May: N/A
Season: N/A
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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)
June: 13 Games, .320/.370/.480, 1 HR, 1/1 SB
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Thanks to shoulder issues, Becerra missed most of the first half of the month and mostly served as DH when he returned, but his bat did not miss a beat.

Desmond Lindsay, OF

2016 Rank: 8
Age: 19
Level: N/A
June: N/A
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Slated to make his debut with the Short-A Brooklyn Cyclones, Lindsay pulled a hamstring, postponing the start of his 2016 season.

Milton Ramos, SS

2016 Rank: 11
Age: 20
Level: Single-A (Columbia Fireflies)
June: 22 Games, .217/.253/.253, 0 HR, 1/1 SB
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Ramos has struggled at the plate once again, striking out nearly seven times for every walk he drew.

Matt Reynolds, SS

2016 Rank: 12
Age: 25
Level: Triple-A (Las Vegas 51s) / MLB (New York Mets)
June: 1 Game, .000, .000, .000, 0 HR, 0/0 SB / 18 Games, .296, .321, .556, 1 HR, 0/0 SB
Stock:

Reynolds made the most of his intermittent playing time, hitting his first major league home run. But he has since been sent down to Vegas for Jose Reyes.

Jeff McNeil, MI/CI

2016 Rank: 13
Age: 24
Level: Double-A (Binghamton Mets)
June: N/A
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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)
June: 22 Games, .294/.333/.388, 1 HR, 0/0 SB
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Guillorme had a tough May, but he was able to hit for a more acceptable batting line in June, even slugging his first career home run.

Ali Sanchez, C

2016 Rank: 17
Age: 19
Level: Short-A (Brooklyn Cyclones)
June: 5 Games, .217/.280/.304, 0 HR, 0/0 SB
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Sanchez appeared in a few games, but he missed most of the most month due to a bruise on his throwing hand.

Eudor Garcia, 3B

2016 Rank: 18
Age: 22
Level: N/A
June: N/A
Stock: N/A

Garcia was still serving an 80-game suspension through the end of June for testing positive for bumetanide and furosemide, banned diuretics.

Jhoan Urena, 3B

2016 Rank: 21
Age: 21
Level: High-A (St. Lucie Mets)
June: 21 Games, .247/.313/.425, 2 HR, 0/0 SB
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After getting off to a terrible start to the season, Urena has begun showing signs of life and will hopefully be able to sustain his uptick in power and 1:1 BB:K ratio

Raphael Ramirez, OF

2016 Rank: 24
Age: 20
Level: Rookie (Kingsport Mets)
June: 5 Games, .125/.222/.125, 0 HR, 0/0 SB
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It only was a handful of games, but it appears Ramirez has carried his struggled from extended spring training into the season.

David Thompson, 3B

2016 Rank: HON
Age: 23
Level: Low-A (Columbia Fireflies)
June: 18 Games, .300/.329/.486, 2 HR, 0/0 SB
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Thompson was assigned to the disabled list for the second time in roughly a calendar month due to a hamstring strain, but when he was on the field, he produced at roughly the same pace he began the season with. He has since been promoted to High-A St. Lucie.

Ricardo Cespedes, OF

2016 rank: HON
Age: 18
Level: N/A
June: 6 Games, .259/.259/.259, 0 HR, 0/0 SB
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It has only been a few games, but Cespedes has 11 strikeouts and zero walks.

Patrick Mazeika, C

2016 Rank: HON
Age: 22
Level: Low-A (Columbia Fireflies)
June: 19 games, .239/.321/.388, 2 HR, 0/0 SB
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The strikeout and walk numbers are terrific at 10.1% and 12.7%, respectively, but you're looking for more production at this age and level from a college bat.

Kevin Kaczmarski, OF

2016 Rank: HON
Age: 24
Level: Low-A (Columbia Fireflies)
June: 25 games, .284/.367/.421, 0 HR, 3/5 SB
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Coming off a strong May, Kaczmarski continued to produce solidly in June.

Dash Winningham, 1B

2016 Rank: HON
Age: 20
Level: Low-A (Columbia Fireflies)
June: 23 games, .259/.273/.447, 2 HR, 0/1 SB
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The 12 extra-base hits Winningham produced in June were solid. The 18:1 strikeout to walk ratio was not.

John Mora, OF

2016 Rank: HON
Age: 23
Level: High-A (St. Lucie Mets)
June: 22 games, .360/.421/.442, 1 HR, 1/2 SB
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The people were pleased with Mora's breakout June performance, in which he struck out just seven times in 94 plate appearances.

Pitchers

Robert Gsellman, RHP

2016 Rank: 9
Age: 22
Level: Triple-A (Las Vegas 51s)
June: 11 IP, 16 H, 11 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 5.73 ERA
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Gsellman earned a promotion to the desert and was immediately lit up for nine runs in three innings. He then disappeared to the disabled list with a quad injury. Word is

he should be returning in the next week or so.

Chris Flexen, RHP

2016 Rank: 10
Age: 21
Level: High-A (St. Lucie Mets)
June: 27.1 IP, 21 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 20 K, 2.63 ERA
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A 17.5% strikeout rate isn't going to get the job done. I had higher expectations for Flexen this year.

Gabriel Ynoa, RHP

2016 Rank: 14
Age: 23
Level: Triple-A (Las Vegas 51s)
June: 36.2 IP, 48 H, 29 R, 25 ER, 7 BB, 18 K, 6.14 ERA
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Twenty-five earned runs is a lot to give up in one month. The lack of strikeouts are still a concern and I wonder if a move to the bullpen is in his future.

Marcos Molina, RHP

2016 Rank: 15
Age: 21
Level: N/A
June: N/A
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Molina is recovering from Tommy John surgery.

Max Wotell, LHP

2016 Rank: 19
Age: 19
Level: Rookie (Kingsport Mets)
June: 4.1 IP, H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 5 K
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Wotell had a mediocre debut with Kingsport. With some better command, he should be able to dominate this level.

Josh Smoker, LHP

2016 Rank: 20
Age: 27
Level: Triple-A (Las Vegas 51s)
June: 14.2 IP, 18 H, 10 R, 10 ER, 7 BB, 21 K, 6.14 ERA
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The strikeouts are great, but the walks and runs aren't. Still, I'm curious to see what he could do at sea level.

Akeel Morris, RHP

2016 Rank: 22
Age: 23
Level: N/A
June: 4 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 8 K
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The Mets traded Morris to bring back Kelly Johnson, who hit .293/.383/.512 for the Mets in June, and perhaps added more major league value than Morris ever will.

Harol Gonzalez, RHP

2016 Rank: 23
Age: 21
Level: Rookie (Brooklyn Mets)
June: 17.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 6 BB, 21 K, 2.55 ERA
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It's a tentative up arrow for Gonzalez who, despite posting excellent numbers, has not added the necessary velocity to get me excited about his potential.

Thomas Szapucki, LHP

2016 Rank: 25
Age: 19
Level: Rookie (Kingsport Mets)
June: 10.2 IP, 4 H, R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 19 K, 0.00 ERA
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Szapucki is missing a ton of bats and has the reports to back it up, reportedly touching 97 and sitting in the low-to-mid 90s.

Seth Lugo, RHP

2016 Rank: NR
Age: 26
Level: Triple-A (Las Vegas 51s)
June: 18 IP, 24 H, 13 R, 9 ER, 5 BB, 16 K, 4.50 ERA
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Lugo's month ended with a promotion and evidence he can bump 97 out of the pen while spinning a serious breaking ball.

Merandy Gonzalez, RHP

2016 Rank: NR
Age: 20
Level: Rookie (Brooklyn Mets)
June: 13.1 IP, 14 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 6 BB, 16 K
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The other Gonzalez is missing bats—more than a batter per inning—which is good enough to get him added to the report card.

Andrew Church, RHP

2016 Rank: NR
Age: 21
Level: High-A (St. Lucie Mets)
June: 23.1 IP, 21 H, 12 R, 11 ER, 9 BB, 12 K, 4.24 ERA
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Church burst onto the scene with two excellent starts for Columbia in late May before scuffling a bit in his debut for St. Lucie in June. He can command a low 90s fastball and has the makings of a decent slider. Church has put himself back on the prospect radar.