Spring training is in full swing for the New York Mets, who are doing the best they can to start acting like a team capable of winning 90 games in 2014.
The Grapefruit League schedule is underway, and position battles at first base, shortstop, the outfield and the pitching staff are starting to heat up.
If New York plans on competing for a playoff spot in August and September, players need to step up and make a difference on the field. The organization is expecting that from those projected to be on the big league roster on Opening Day. However, minor leaguers waiting in the wings know they’re just one play away from getting the chance they desire on the game’s biggest stage.
Teams have been working out at their respective spring training facilities for less than a month, but players are already making heads turn with their performances on the field.
Here are six Mets players who are impressing the coaching staff and front office since Grapefruit League games began on February 28.