Stock Up, Stock Down for Mets' Top 10 Prospects for Week 11

Shale BriskinContributor IIIJune 9, 2014

Stock Up, Stock Down for Mets' Top 10 Prospects for Week 11

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    This past week, the New York Mets finished their road trip poorly against the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants. They are now 28-35 on the season and sit fourth in the NL East.

    However, down on the farm, things look more promising for the future. Here is an updated stock report for the organization's top 10 prospects.

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

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    2014 Season Statistics

    10 GS, 3-4, 2.13 ERA, 20 BB, 56 K, 63.1 IP

    Last Week's Statistics

    1 GS, 0-1, 6.0 IP, 4 ER, 8 H, 2 BB, 5 K

    Overview

    Steven Matz struggled in his most recent start and allowed four earned runs in a loss. Despite being 3-4 now, Matz's ERA is only 2.13, which is very good.

    Matz is having a great season so far and 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, .302/.351/.404, 3 HR, 22 RBI, 44 R

    Last Week's Statistics:

    8-for-28, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 3 R

    Overview

    Dilson Herrera had a very good week and is currently on a seven-game hitting streak. He's hitting .302 for the season and has been a very solid contributor. It's certainly possible that he could be in line for a promotion soon as well.

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

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    2014 Season Statistics

    53 G, .255/.335/.396, 3 HR, 24 RBI, 40 R

    Last Week's Statistics

    4-for-27, 5 RBI, 8 R

    Overview

    Gavin Cecchini had a solid week in which he had four hits, five RBI and eight runs scored in 27 at-bats. His improved patience has helped him get on base more.

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

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    2014 Season Statistics

    44 G, .228/.318/.304, 1 HR, 12 RBI, 25 R

    Last Week's Statistics

    0-for-20, 1 SB, 1 R

    Overview

    Cesar Puello struggled this week and was hitless in 20 at-bats. Hopefully, he will start hitting well again soon. It will be tough though for him to match the May he had, which included a .291 batting average.

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

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    2014 Season Statistics

    45 G, .333/.379/.520, 6 HR, 37 RBI, 26 R

    Last Week's Statistics:

    8-for-17, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 5 R

    Overview

    Kevin Plawecki had another solid week, as he got on base in nearly half of his at-bats, added another home run and had six RBI as well.

    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

    6 G, .115/.148/.231, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

    Last Week's Statistics

    3-for-20, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

    Overview

    Amed Rosario had a decent week. He did not get on base particularly often, but did show some power with his first home run of the 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

    58 G, .327/.448/.458, 4 HR, 24 RBI, 52 R

    Last Week's Statistics

    9-for-18, 1 RBI, 3 R

    Overview

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

    Nimmo could one day be a part of the Mets' outfield, so it's really good to see what kind of potential he has.

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

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    2014 Season Statistics

    60 G, .263/.332/.304, 0 HR, 20 RBI, 21 R

    Last Week's Statistics

    7-for-28, 2 2B, 4 RBI

    Overview

    Dominic Smith had a decent week at the plate with seven hits, including two doubles. However, his lack of power thus far could start to become a bit of a concern if it continues for a while.

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

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2. Rafael Montero, RHP, Las Vegas 51s (Triple-A)

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    2014 Season Statistics

    9 GS, 4-1, 3.83 ERA, 22 BB, 46 K, 47.0 IP

    Last Week's Statistics

    1 GS, 0-0, 5.1 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, 4 BB, 5 K

    Overview

    Rafael Montero didn't pitch particularly well in his first Triple-A start since being demoted from the Mets' major league roster. He struggled with his control and allowed four walks in a no-decision.

    In the past, Montero has had great control with his pitches, so his sudden lack of control this season is at least somewhat surprising. This is something the Mets should definitely be monitoring. Hopefully, Montero's control improves again soon.

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

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    2014 Season Statistics

    10 GS, 5-3, 4.47 ERA, 19 BB, 57 K, 54.1 IP

    Last Week's Statistics

    1 GS, 0-1, 0.2 IP, 3 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 0 K

    Overview

    Noah Syndergaard underwent an MRI on his elbow last week, which went well. However, Syndergaard has suffered another injury that involved hurting his non-throwing shoulder on a home plate collision.

    He did not finish the first inning of his start, but still took the loss after allowing three earned runs.

    Of course, the Mets will play this very cautiously as they shut down Syndergaard for a week to make sure he is okay. One of the very last things the Mets would want to see right now is their top prospect injured for a long period of time.

    If Syndergaard remains healthy and pitches well, there is definitely a chance that he will get called up to the Mets sometime in June or July.

    It's more than likely that quite a few Mets fans will be excited for Syndergaard's eventual major league arrival.

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