New York Mets: Fernando Martinez and the 10 Biggest All-Time Prospect Busts

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New York Mets: Fernando Martinez and the 10 Biggest All-Time Prospect Busts
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Despite the large payroll they have usually had, the Mets have been known to make big mistakes in drafting players that are overrated and signing veteran players that are past their prime and turn into expensive and injury plagued disasters.

As a result, this is what has separated them from the crosstown Yankees over the years. The Yankees have generally made better moves and have gotten better results than players that the Mets have developed or signed as free agents.

The Mets recently waived one-time top prospect outfielder Fernando Martinez. Martinez, up to this point, has only experienced a few cups of coffee in the big leagues and has been plagued with various injuries during the past three seasons. At just 23 years old, Martinez still has a potentially bright future, but the Mets organization gave up on him and put him on waivers. He was claimed by the Astros shortly afterward.

Martinez is not the only prospect the Mets have had not work out. Over the past 25 years, the Mets have experienced many similar and worse cases than that of Martinez. Here are the 10 worst all-time prospect busts in Mets history.

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