The Las Vegas 51s’ roster is all but set with the news that top prospects Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith have been assigned to the Mets’ highest affiliate for 2017. They join the recently re-assigned Sean Gilmartin, who has pitched just once since March 8 due to a left shoulder issue. Gilmartin was a longshot to make the big club, but his 7.13 ERA in 17.2 innings with the Mets in 2016 certainly didn’t help his case.
Joining Gilmartin is expected to be in the Las Vegas rotation, along with fellow left-handed pitcher Adam Wilk and right-handed pitchers Ricky Knapp and Donovan Hand. The last spot is likely to go to whoever doesn’t make the big league club between Rafael Montero and Seth Lugo.
Phillip Evans and Victor Cruzado join Rosario and Smith as players making their debut for the 51s after being promoted from Double-A Binghamton. Travis Taijeron and Jayce Boyd round out the outfield while Kevin Plawecki, Gavin Cecchini, and Matt Reynolds are among players on the 51s roster who have made an appearance with the big league club.