Stock Up, Stock Down for Mets' Top 10 Prospects for Week 15

Shale BriskinContributor IIIJuly 7, 2014

Stock Up, Stock Down for Mets' Top 10 Prospects for Week 15

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    This past week, the New York Mets played very poorly against the Braves in Atlanta before coming home and playing better against the Rangers. The Mets now have another full week ahead before the All-Star break.

    Down on the farm, the Mets' top prospects have continued with their own seasons as they develop further. Here are stock updates for the Mets' top 10 prospects.

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

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    2014 Season Statistics

    15 GS, 5-5, 2.25 ERA, 25 BB, 82 K, 88.0 IP

     

    Last Week's Statistics

    1 GS, 0-1, 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 7 K

     

    Overview

    Steven Matz suffered a tough-luck loss in his most recent start. He gave up two unearned runs in a complete-game effort but ended up on the losing end thanks to a lack of run support from his offense.

    Despite the unfortunate outcome, Matz has continued to put together a very solid season to build on for the future.

     

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

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    2014 Season Statistics

    83 G, .312/.362/.425, 5 HR, 36 RBI, 62 R

     

    Last Week's Statistics

    8-for-29, 2 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 7 R

     

    Overview

    Dilson Herrera is currently on a nine-game hitting streak and is hitting nearly .330 for Double-A Binghamton. He had a home run this past week and scored seven runs as well.

    If this is the kind of production Herrera could be capable of producing one day in the major leagues, the Mets could have an exciting player to look forward to.

     

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

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    2014 Season Statistics

    72 G, .248/.318/.385, 4 HR, 35 RBI, 47 R

     

    Last Week's Statistics

    3-for-22, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

     

    Overview

    Despite hitting a grand slam this past week, Gavin Cecchini has struggled at the plate lately. His average at Single-A St. Lucie is now down to just .207, with a .547 OPS.

    In order to keep rising through the Mets' minor league system, Cecchini will have to start to hit better, but with time, he should be able to break out of his slump and get the numbers up.

     

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

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    2014 Season Statistics

    64 G, .233/.333/.358, 4 HR, 22 RBI, 33 R

     

    Last Week's Statistics

    2-for-5, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

     

    Overview

    Immediately after being activated from the disabled list, Cesar Puello hit a pair of solo home runs in his first game back. Puello has not been hitting as well as he did last year, so hopefully, those home runs will help Puello have a better second half.

     

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

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    2014 Season Statistics

    68 G, .311/.367/.469, 7 HR, 50 RBI, 36 R

     

    Last Week's Statistics

    5-for-19, 1 2B, 6 RBI, 2 R

     

    Overview

    Kevin Plawecki had a solid week with a pair of three-RBI games. He is off to a slow start with Triple-A Las Vegas, but hopefully, he will put together a better second half of his season in the coming months.

    Plawecki was also recently selected to represent the Mets in the 2014 MLB Futures Game, which will take place during the MLB All-Star break.

     

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

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    2014 Season Statistics

    27 G, .240/.287/.350, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 9 R

     

    Last Week's Statistics

    2-for-9, 1 R

     

    Overview

    Amed Rosario did not get as many at-bats as usual this past week, but he is still having a decent season with Single-A Brooklyn so far. One of the younger prospects the Mets have, the 18-year-old needs to show more patience at the plate to raise his value a bit more.

     

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

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    2014 Season Statistics

    79 G, .297/.430/.435, 6 HR, 31 RBI, 69 R

     

    Last Week's Statistics

    5-for-26, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 6 R

     

    Overview

    Brandon Nimmo's breakout season has continued to be a huge success. He has been very patient at the plate and has drawn a lot of walks, which has helped him have a great .430 OBP. Look for Nimmo to continue to hit well as he gets closer and closer to a potential major league debut in 2016 or 2017.

     

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

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    2014 Season Statistics

    81 G, .293/.353/.357, 0 HR, 28 RBI, 33 R

     

    Last Week's Statistics

    13-for-27, 3 2B, 5 RBI, 2 R

     

    Overview

    Despite still not having any home runs all season, Dominic Smith has hit well. He has also hit well against left-handed pitching, which is a good sign for the future. If he can prove that he can hit consistently hit well against left-handed pitching, he will be considered more of an everyday player than a platoon or role player.

     

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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. He has been on the disabled list for nearly a month now.

     

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

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    2014 Season Statistics

    16 GS, 7-4, 5.31 ERA, 23 BB, 82 K, 79.2 IP

     

    Last Week's Statistics

    2 GS, 1-0, 10.2 IP, 6 ER, 19 H, 0 BB, 11 K

     

    Overview

    Noah Syndergaard made two starts in the past week. Syndergaard struggled in the first of the two starts by allowing five earned runs and 11 hits in 3.2 innings pitched.

    But then, in his most recent start, Syndergaard finally reverted back to pitching like the top prospect he has been all season for the Mets. He threw seven innings and allowed one earned run and six hits. He also had eight strikeouts and got a well-deserved win.

    If Syndergaard has found himself again and starts to pitch very well for the next month or two, it's still possible he could make his major league debut this season, but time will tell whether that ends up happening.

    Along with his new batterymate Kevin Plawecki, Syndergaard was also selected to participate in the 2014 MLB Futures Game. This will be the second consecutive Futures Game appearance for Syndergaard.

     

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