Stock Up, Stock Down for New York Mets' Top-10 Prospects, Week 10

Shale BriskinContributor IIIJune 2, 2014

Stock Up, Stock Down for New York Mets' Top-10 Prospects, Week 10

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    With the arrival of the month of June, the New York Mets' 2014 season is moving along.

    At 27-29, they have played like a .500 team for most of the season so far; at times, they have looked very good, but in other games they do not look the same.

    Down on the farm, the Mets' top prospects are all continuing to develop. Here is an updated stock report for the organization's top-10 prospects.

     

    Prospect rankings are courtesy of MLB.com. Statistics are courtesy of Milb.com

10. Steven Matz, LHP, St. Lucie Mets (High-A)

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    2014 Season Statistics

    10 GS, 3-3, 1.73 ERA, 18 BB, 51 K, 57.1 IP

     

    Last Week's Statistics

    1 GS, 1-0, 6.2 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 4 K

     

    Overview

    Steven Matz is coming off a very good start in which he threw nearly seven scoreless innings. He allowed just four hits and two walks while striking out four.

    Matz is having a great season so far, and he could certainly be in line for a well-deserved promotion.

     

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9. Dilson Herrera, 2B, St. Lucie Mets (High-A)

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    2014 Season Statistics:

    56 G, .304/.350/.401, 3 HR, 20 RBI, 41 R

     

    Last Week's Statistics:

    2-for-25, 1 R

     

    Overview

    Dilson Herrera really cooled off this past week with only two hits in 25 at-bats. However, he's had a very nice season, and hopefully he will be able to find more consistency at the plate going forward.

     

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8. Gavin Cecchini, SS, Savannah Sand Gnats (Low-A)

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    2014 Season Statistics

    46 G, .259/.335/.400, 3 HR, 19 RBI, 32 R

     

    Last Week's Statistics

    4-for-19, 1 RBI, 2 R

     

    Overview

    Potential shortstop of the future Gavin Cecchini already has three home runs this season, which is already the most of any of his minor league seasons. However, he is hitting just .259, which is an average that could definitely be improved.

    Cecchini is coming off a mediocre week in which he had four hits in 19 at-bats with an RBI and two runs scored.

     

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7. Cesar Puello, OF, Las Vegas 51s (Triple-A)

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    2014 Season Statistics

    44 G, .261/.350/.348, 1 HR, 12 RBI, 24 R

     

    Last Week's Statistics

    4-for-15, 3 RBI, 5 R

     

    Overview

    Cesar Puello is off to a decent start this year. He is not on the same pace he was a season ago, but then again Puello was part of the Biogenesis scandal and ended up receiving a 50-game suspension.

    Puello will have to prove that he can still hit very well without the help of any outside substances. If he hits better for the remainder of this season, his dream of making the major leagues could be achieved a bit faster.

     

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6. Kevin Plawecki, C, Binghamton Mets (Double-A)

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    2014 Season Statistics

    40 G, .321/.351/.497, 5 HR, 31 RBI, 21 R

     

    Last Week's Statistics:

    6-for-23, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 4 R

     

    Overview

    Kevin Plawecki has hit very well so far this season. His power seems to have increased, and he has been a big run-producer as well. He had a good past week with six hits in 23 at-bats, including a home run and six RBI.

    With Travis d'Arnaud's struggles this season, Plawecki could possibly become an important piece to the Mets' future. d'Arnaud is still the catcher the Mets hope to build their future around, but it's always good to have another solid catcher in the organization, too.

     

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5. Amed Rosario, SS, Savannah Sand Gnats (Low-A)

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    2014 Season Statistics

    1 G, 0-for-5

     

    Last Week's Statistics

    0-for-5

     

    Overview

    Amed Rosario recently got called up to Single-A Savannah to be a backup infielder. Unfortunately, he is 0-for-5 with five strikeouts in the only at-bats he has received so far this season.

    Hopefully, Rosario will get more at-bats and more opportunities to show his potential during the season.

     

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4. Brandon Nimmo, OF, St. Lucie Mets (High-A)

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    2014 Season Statistics

    53 G, .332/.456/.469, 4 HR, 23 RBI, 49 R

     

    Last Week's Statistics

    1-for-10, 1 R

     

    Overview

    Brandon Nimmo's season has been great thus far. He is hitting over .330 and has a remarkable OBP as well.

    He's already showing more power right now than he did in all of 2013. His past week was not the greatest, but hopefully he won't cool down too much for a long period of time.

     

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3. Dominic Smith, 1B, Savannah Sand Gnats (Low-A)

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    2014 Season Statistics

    53 G, .265/.330/.302, 0 HR, 16 RBI, 21 R

     

    Last Week's Statistics

    4-for-19, 1 RBI, 1 R

     

    Overview

    Dominic Smith has not been off to the best start to his season. He has yet to show any power, and he has not been particularly consistent at the plate. This should not be too much of a concern, though, because Smith is still young and still has a lot of time to fully develop.

    Hopefully, the rest of Smith's season will be a lot better and will include more power as well.

     

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2. Rafael Montero, RHP, New York Mets

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    2014 Season Statistics 

    4 GS, 0-2, 5.40 ERA, 11 BB, 17 K, 20.0 IP

     

    Last Week's Statistics

    1 GS, 0-0, 3.2 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 0 K

     

    Overview

    Rafael Montero's time in the major leagues has not gone as smoothly as the Mets hoped it would. Montero got roughed up in his most recent start, which only lasted 3.2 innings.

    As reported by Mike Varkunov of the Star-Ledger, the Mets have demoted Montero back to the minor leagues. Hopefully, he will improve his mechanics there and eventually come back to the major league roster later in the season. Montero has a lot of potential and could be a big piece to the Mets' future.

     

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1. Noah Syndergaard, RHP, Las Vegas 51s (Triple-A)

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    2014 Season Statistics

    10 GS, 5-2, 4.02 ERA, 19 BB, 57 K, 53.2 IP

     

    Last Week's Statistics

    DNP (injury)

     

    Overview

    Noah Syndergaard's season has been pretty good so far, but he has not made a start since May 21 due to the fact that he was placed on the disabled list with an elbow injury. Thankfully, the MRI he underwent last week went well, and Syndergaard should be back on the mound soon.

    If Syndergaard remains healthy and pitches well, there is definitely a chance that he will get called up to the Mets sometime in June. More than likely, quite a few Mets fans will be excited for Syndergaard's eventual major league arrival.

     

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