As much as we want prospects Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler to come and save the Mets pitching staff from mediocrity, they are at least two years away from being major league ready. You might see Familia make an appearance in September of 2012, but the other two should take at least these two years to develop. I am guessing the front office won't rush either Harvey or Wheeler up to the big leagues. They certainly don't want another Jenrry Mejia-esque problem to transpire.
Here are some names that you might see come September:
Fernando Martinez (OF): He is currently hitting .260 with 8 HR and 30 RBI in the Mets AAA affiliate in Buffalo. I swear, it seems like he's been in the Mets system for ten years. So far, Martinez has not panned out to be the five-tool, high-valued prospect that many perceived him to be. Injuries have prevented from flourishing and getting more playing time in the minors. The Buffalo Bisons just placed Martinez on the DL.
He's only 22 years old; then why does it seem like time is running out on his career? Either way, you might see Martinez when he comes off the DL and when the rosters expand in September.
Josh Satin (IF): Satin is currently batting .324 with 12 HR and 71 RBI this year. After being promoted from AA, Satin has been continuing his great year while in AAA. He is batting .352 in 91 at-bats at Buffalo. With his offensive production, he should definitely be up in the big leagues next month.
Jordany Valdespin (IF): This call-up could be less of a possibility because he has been struggling of late in his recent promotion to AAA, but I believe he could be a nice addition in September. He has hit well this year in AA Binghamton with a .287 average along with 15 HR and 51 RBI. He also has 33 stolen bases. If the Mets are unable to re-sign Reyes he could become the shortstop of the future.
The Mets are building towards the future and these three, along with the aforementioned pitchers, will be important if the Mets want to be successful in the upcoming years.