Mets Minors Week in Review: Smith and Rosario Earn Top Prospect Honors
Well, with the Mets wrapping up their regular season schedule with a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday at Citi Field, it’s officially the off-season. In the last official week of the season, Wilfredo Tovar made his MLB debut, and immediately made an impact against the Phillies and Cliff Lee.
Meanwhile, Baseball America began rolling out their top prospect countdowns per league, and Dominic Smith was tabbed as the fourth-best prospect in the GCL. In addition, Jhoan Urena made his way onto BA’s top-ten sleeper list in the GCL. The two-week instructional league for selected prospects is in full swing, and you can catch the schedule and rosters right here.
In the Appalachian League prospect countdown, the K-Mets got a lot of love from Baseball America; Robert Whalen, Chris Flexen, and Amed Rosario all cracked the top 20, with Rosario being ranked number one.
At this point, Bobby Parnell is expected to be ready for 2014 spring training after recently having surgery. If he’s not, the PTBNL in the Marlon Byrd-John Buck trade with the Pirates, Vic Black, will be tabbed as the closer for the time being.
While Jose Abreu was busy becoming an official MLB free agent, Terry Collins mentioned that pitchers Rafael Montero, Jacob deGrom, and Noah Syndergaard probably won’t be breaking spring training in the big leagues.
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