UPDATE, 5:16 PM:
Both Muno and Lawley will very likely open the season with Triple-A Las Vegas.
Leathersich has a shot to crack the bullpen, but he’s probably on the outside looking in. He misses bats at an insanely good rate, but is still rough around the edges. After being promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas last season, Leathersich struggled badly with his command. Although he’s a lefty, he has reverse platoon splits, meaning he won’t be a LOOGY. If/when Leathersich makes the big club, he should be utilized as a crossover reliever.
Vaughn, 24, was left unprotected during the Rule Five draft, but went unclaimed.
Last year for Double-A Binghamton, Vaughn had a triple slash of .267/.346/.424, to go along with 10 home runs, 50 RBI’s, and 40 runs scored.
Because he isn’t yet on the 40-man roster, the chances of Vaughn heading north with the Mets are likely very slim.
The right-handed hitting Vaughn’s ceiling is likely as a platoon bat who starts/pinch hits against lefties, but there’s a decent chance he’d be able to succeed at the big league level in that capacity.
If Vaughn doesn’t make the club out of spring training, he’ll likely open the season with Triple-A Las Vegas.