The Mets' recent road trip against the Braves and Phillies was quite a success overall. New York won three of five from the Braves and two of three from the Phillies. The Mets offense has come alive thanks to the consistent production of David Wright and the addition of outfielder Eric Young Jr. in particular.
This past week was also a big success for the Mets' minor league system. Top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler made his major league debut in Atlanta with six shutout innings and seven strikeouts in what became his first win in the big leagues. Wheeler will almost certainly stay with the Mets for the rest of the season, so as a result, he will no longer be included in this ranking.
Here are this week's evaluations on the Mets' top prospects.
Stats: 12 G, .250 BA, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 12 BB, .901 OPS
Young catcher Travis d'Arnaud broke his left foot last month, according to ESPN's Adam Rubin.
D'Arnaud was off to a decent start this season, but the sample size is rather small to judge how well he has been doing. His eventual promotion to the Mets will most likely get delayed until later in the season, but hopefully d'Arnaud will be able to get past this injury and stay healthier in the future.
Earlier this month, d'Arnaud had gotten cleared to do physical activities as he works towards hopefully getting back on the playing field later this season.
Noah Syndergaard was acquired in the R.A. Dickey trade.
Stats: 13 GS, 69.2 IP, 66 H, 27 R, 24 ER, 17 BB, 71 K
Noah Syndergaard finally got his well deserved promotion to Double-A Binghamton recently. In his first Double A start, Syndergaard allowed two runs and five hits in six innings pitched, with one walk and seven strikeouts.
After going 3-3 with a 3.11 ERA in 12 starts at Class-A St. Lucie, Syndergaard was very deserving of his promotion and will look to make the most of it going forward.
Stats: 46 G, .285 BA, 1 HR, 21 RBI, 2 SB, 24 BB, .775 OPS
Brandon Nimmo has entered a cold streak lately, with a .179 average and just three RBI in his last 10 games. This should not last particularly long and looks to be a general slump more or less. Hopefully, Nimmo can break out of it in a big way soon.
Stats: 6 G, .292 BA, 1 RBI, 1 SB, 2 BB, .679 OPS
With the Class-A Brooklyn Cyclones' season finally having begun, Gavin Cecchini has been off to a decent start to his season. He has not had enough at-bats yet to be judged on how well he is doing. With time, a better judgment could be formed.
Stats: 73 G, .310 BA, 8 HR, 56 RBI, 17 BB, .853 OPS
Wilmer Flores' bat has stayed productive this past week, with a .286 average, two home runs and seven RBI in his last 10 games. With only one walk in that span though, Flores' OBP is still at .349.
Flores did not happen to get rewarded with a major league promotion following Ike Davis' demotion. However, this does not mean that a potential September call-up is out of the question. There is a good chance that may happen.
Stats: 13 GS, 78.2 IP, 62 H, 28 R, 21 ER, 11 BB, 84 K
Rafael Montero's last two spots in Triple-A Las Vegas were not particularly successful, compared to what he had done in Double-A Binghamton earlier in the season.
Montero gave up five runs (one earned) and seven hits in 5.1 innings pitched during one start, while allowing three earned runs and eight hits within five innings in his most recent start. He took a no-decision in both starts.
Stats: 7 GS, 34.2 IP, 27 H, 13 R, 13 ER, 13 BB, 32 K
Hansel Robles' most recent start was with the Gulf Coast Mets as part of a rehabilitation assignment. In that start, Robles allowed four runs (three earned) and four hits in 4.2 innings pitched.
Assuming he can stay healthy, Robles will most likely rejoin the Class-A St. Lucie Mets rotation for his next start.
Stats: 57 G, .335 BA, 14 HR, 49 RBI, 17 SB, 14 BB, 1.018 OPS
After returning from a hand injury on June 19, Cesar Puello has continued to hit very well. He is batting .436 in his last 10 games and has five home runs and 13 RBI in that span.
Puello is having quite a career season so far, and his value overall should reach a new high this year.
Stats: 9 GS, 49.2 IP, 53 H, 32 R, 22 ER, 13 BB, 54 K
In his most recent start, Cory Mazzoni picked up his third win by allowing three runs (one earned) and five hits in six innings, with one walk and eight strikeouts.
This win was really good for Mazzoni, who has been inconsistent for much of the season. Hopefully, his consistency on the mound will improve in the second half.
Paul DePodesta is the Mets' Vice President of player development and amateur scouting.
Stats: 12 GS, 53.0 IP, 48 H, 27 R, 24 ER, 27 BB, 47 K
Rounding out the new list is Domingo Tapia, who pitches for Single-A St. Lucie.
Tapia has not been particularly consistent, with a 2-4 record and a 4.08 ERA in 12 starts. In fact, Tapia allowed six earned runs and 11 hits in his most recent start.
Walks seem to be an issue for Tapia as well, with 27 walks in 53 innings pitched. Hopefully, Tapia can rebound and have a much more successful second half.