8 Mets Prospects Who Never Lived Up to the Hype

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8 Mets Prospects Who Never Lived Up to the Hype
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The New York Mets have had their share of busts throughout the years. As important as ranking prospects is to MLB franchises, even some of the most highly touted young players don’t necessarily pan out.

With players like David Wright, Jose Reyes and Matt Harvey (so far) living up to the hype, the Mets have shown success in evaluating prospects in recent years. However, plenty of top Mets prospects have vanished before our eyes.

Remember Philip Humber and Eddie Kunz? What about Lastings Milledge and Fernando Martinez? The Mets have seen plenty of top prospects flounder once they were thrust into the big leagues. Here, in no particular order, are eight recent Mets prospects who simply never lived up to the hype—a list Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero and Wilmer Flores will look to avoid in the future.

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