Dominic Smith and Amed Rosario Headline STEP Camp Roster

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In case you missed it, Adam Rubin posted the roster for STEP Camp, which is an extra spring training for prospects that the Mets hold in high regard and aren’t on the Major League spring training invitee list. Here is the list including which teams they were on last year.

Kingsport (Rookie)

RHP Tyler Bashlor

RHP Chris Flexen

RHP Robert Whalen

1B Dominic Smith

SS Amed Rosario

OF Champ Stuart 

Brooklyn (Low-A)

LHP Dario Alvarez

RHP Miller Diaz

RHP John Gant

RHP Robert Gsellman

RHP Ricky Knapp

RHP Kevin McGowan

C Colton Plaia

2B L.J. Mazzilli

SS Gavin Cecchini

OF Jared King 

Savannah (A)

RHP Luis Cessa

RHP Matt Koch

RHP Jake Kuebler

RHP Seth Lugo

RHP Tim Peterson

RHP Paul Sewald

RHP Gabriel Ynoa

C Jeff Glenn

2B Dilson Herrera

SS Phillip Evans

OF Maikis De La Cruz

OF Eudy Pina 

St. Lucie (Adv-A)

RHP Matt Bowman

RHP Michael Fulmer

RHP Rainy Lara

LHP Alex Panteliodis

RHP Hansel Robles

RHP Domingo Tapia

C Albert Cordero

C Cam Maron

1B Jayce Boyd

3B Aderlin Rodriguez

OF Kyle Johnson 

Binghamton (AA)

LHP Darin Gorski

RHP Tyler Pill

C Xorge Carrillo

C Blake Forsythe

SS Matt Reynolds

OF Travis Taijeron 

Las Vegas (AAA)

C Kai Gronauer 

A few thoughts:

  • Not all players here are considered top prospects, but most of them are. Some of these players simply needed the extra work as deemed by the Mets, or are being considered for a full season league and need to be evaluated.
  • You can expect to see most of these players level up this season and usually to full season leagues except for those from Kingsport.
  • STEP is usually an indicator for minor league players, which is why I separated them by their highest achieved teams.
  • We’ll likely see Whalen, Bashlor, Flexen and Champ Stuart at Single-A Savannah this year. However, I’m not sure about Dominic Smith going southeast from Kingsport to Savannah as some believe. Instead, I believe he’ll go up north to Brooklyn with Amed Rosario.
  • All of the players who played in Brooklyn and are in STEP should be in Savannah or even St. Lucie this year. None of the high school picks from the 2013 draft who debuted in Brooklyn are here so expect them to repeat and not level up.

Also, some of these players might be showcased in later innings in early spring training games, so watch out for them on SNY.

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