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According to Michael Mayer of Metsminors.net, David Thompson is headed to Double-A Binghamton.
According to the Columbia Fireflies, 2016 10th round pick Gene Cone will join the team for the 2017 Season.
Right now, the saddest thing going on is the continued deterioration of David Wright. For many of us, it’s a heartbreaking experience, knowing that Spinal Stenosis has brought down our once excellent third base thumper. Probably the closest starting caliber 3rd Baseman to the Major Leagues for the Mets, Thompson has a lot of athleticism, but a lot of questions too. Thompson has a possibility of being what replaces Wright in the Majors in the future, but he’s got a few questions around him as well.
(Dustin Satloff/Brooklyn Cyclones/NY Post)
R/R, 6’0″ 210 lbs, 8/28/1993 (23), Drafted by the Mets in the 4th Round of the 2015 Draft out of the University of Miami
A 14th round draft pick out of UConn, Siena is a frustrating player, a live bat with the potential to hit very well, but is terribly inconsistent. Another 2nd baseman in the pipeline.
2B Vinny Siena (College Stats)
R/R, 5’10” 200 lbs, 12/24/1993 (23), Drafted in the 14th round of the 2015 draft out of The University of Connecticut
It’s about time, Harol is incredibly advanced and I should have written about him earlier. Last season, Harol went to the Short Season-A Brooklyn Cyclones and simply dominated this past season and looks poised to start in full season in 2017. Despite stuff and size, Gonzalez is an excellent pitcher with a bit of promise, and will show it this season at full season ball.
(Picture by Jeffrey Hyde/MILB.com)
RHP Harol Gonzalez
R/R, 6’0″ 170 lbs, 3/2/1995 (22), Signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2014
Literally the forgotten first baseman in the Mets organization, who has done nothing but hit, and sometimes near the caliber of their top 1B Dominic Smith. Oberste has essentially been eternally tied to Smith from the day he started full season ball and was drafted seven rounds after him in 2013. He has played the last three years as second fiddle to the top prospect across A-ball, Advanced-A, and Double-A. Oberste has his own strengths and abilities, but an uphill battle to climb.
(Photo Credit: MILB/ Helen Haessler)
1B/3B Matt Oberste (College Stats)
R/R, 6’2″ 240 lbs, 8/9/1991 (25), Drafted in the 7th round out of the University of Oklahoma
The Mets signed Leon Byrd to a minor league contract, according to Baseball America. A Mets 25th round pick in 2012, Byrd opted to go to Rice and underperformed there, hitting a career .279/.376/.331. As a Junior at Rice, he was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 10th round for $30,000 as a cost-saving under slot pick.