Stock Up, Stock Down for Mets' Top 10 Prospects at Midseason

Shale BriskinContributor IIIJune 23, 2014

Stock Up, Stock Down for Mets' Top 10 Prospects at Midseason

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    The Mets are coming off a mediocre road trip in which they struggled against the Cardinals, then played well against the Marlins.

    Down on the farm, some of the Mets' minor league affiliates continued on with their own seasons, while other teams had their All-Star breaks.

    Here are stock updates for the Mets' top 10 prospects midway through the season.

10. Steven Matz, LHP, Binghamton Mets (Double-A)

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    2014 Season Statistics

    12 GS, 4-4, 2.64 ERA, 23 BB, 66 K, 75.0 IP

    Last Week's Statistics

    1 GS, 0-0, 5.2 IP, 5 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 4 K

    Overview

    Steven Matz was one of three top Mets prospects to get promoted to Double-A Binghamton recently. He struggled, though, in his first start with his new team with five earned runs in 5.2 innings pitched.

    Hopefully, Matz will soon adjust to Double-A hitting and continue to pitch well. His stock is rising simply because of the well-deserved promotion.

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9. Dilson Herrera, 2B, Binghamton Mets (Double-A)

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    2014 Season Statistics:

    71 G, .315/.364/.416, 3 HR, 25 RBI, 51 R

    Last Week's Statistics:

    7-for-15, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 3 R

    Overview

    Dilson Herrera was another top Mets prospect to be recently promoted to Double-A Binghamton. Herrera got off to a great start with Binghamton, with seven hits in fifteen at-bats, two RBI and three runs scored.

    Hopefully, Herrera will continue his breakout season in Double-A. Like Matz, Herrera's stock is rising due to his promotion.

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8. Gavin Cecchini, SS, St. Lucie Mets (High-A)

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    2014 Season Statistics

    61 G, .263/.332/.412, 3 HR, 28 RBI, 44 R

    Last Week's Statistics

    5-for-15, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R

    Overview

    Gavin Cecchini got a promotion of his own to Single-A St. Lucie this past week. With five hits in 15 at-bats plus two doubles, three RBI and two runs scored, Cecchini is off to a fast start with the St. Lucie Mets. He will look to continue hitting well in the second half of the season.

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

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    2014 Season Statistics

    62 G, .229/.332/.324, 2 HR, 20 RBI, 30 R

    Last Week's Statistics

    4-for-13, 1 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 5 R

    Overview

    Cesar Puello had a nice week that was headlined by one game in which he hit a home run and had 5 RBI in three at-bats. It would be great to see Puello have a strong second half after an underachieving first half.

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

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    2014 Season Statistics

    57 G, .329/.376/.491, 6 HR, 43 RBI, 32 R

    Last Week's Statistics:

    5-for-18, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 3 R

    Overview

    Plawecki had another good week in what has been a very solid season for him. He had a pair of multihit games as well. With just 14 walks thus far in the season, it would be nice to see Plawecki draw more walks in the second half of the season.

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5. Amed Rosario, SS, Brooklyn Cyclones (Short Season-A)

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    2014 Season Statistics

    17 G, .197/.260/.348, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 6 R

    Last Week's Statistics

    5-for-23, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R

    Overview

    Amed Rosario hit his second home run of the season this past week and his first with the Brooklyn Cyclones. He also had two RBI and three runs scored.

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4. Brandon Nimmo, OF, Binghamton Mets (Double-A)

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    2014 Season Statistics

    66 G, .310/.444/.439, 4 HR, 25 RBI, 62 R

    Last Week's Statistics

    1-for-12, 3 R

    Overview

    Brandon Nimmo was yet another top Mets prospect to get called up to Double-A Binghamton. It was well-deserved, though, being that Nimmo was tearing up the Single-A Florida State League. He's gotten off to a bit of a slow start with one hit in 12 at-bats since the promotion, but once Nimmo adjusts to Double-A pitching, he should continue to hit well.

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

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    2014 Season Statistics

    69 G, .267/.337/.315, 0 HR, 21 RBI, 24 R

    Last Week's Statistics

    3-for-15, 2 2B, 3 R

    Overview

    Dominic Smith had a decent week but still has yet to show any power all season. The longer his power drought continues, the more concerning this may get. Smith, though, has an entire second half to turn around his season for the better. Hopefully, he will make the most of it.

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

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    2014 Season Statistics

    11 GS, 4-2, 3.75 ERA, 24 BB, 49 K, 50.1 IP

    Last Week's Statistics

    No appearances were made.

    Overview

    Rafael Montero has not made a start since hurting his oblique. No specific timetable has been determined yet regarding his return to the mound.

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

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    2014 Season Statistics

    13 GS, 6-4, 4.98 ERA, 20 BB, 67 K, 65.0 IP

    Last Week's Statistics

    2 GS, 1-1, 10.2 IP, 9 ER, 13 H, 1 BB, 10 K

    Overview

    Noah Syndergaard has now made two starts since returning from an injury he suffered on his non-throwing shoulder earlier this month. Syndergaard was not particularly effective in either start, but just seeing Syndergaard healthy again is a great sign for the Mets, who will likely promote Syndergaard to the major league roster later this summer.

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