Matt Reynolds named best rookie in Mets camp

By Ryan Punzalan

Matt Reynolds was just named the winner of the John Murphy Award, an accolade that recognizes the top rookie in big-league camp.

Reynolds was one of the hottest hitters on the Mets, displaying a hitting slash of .391/.408/.609 in 22 games. The shortstop prospect homered twice and drove in 10 runs, which was tied for third-most on the team.

Many argued for Reynolds to make the trip north to Washington with the team, but he’ll most likely begin his season in Las Vegas with the 51s. Last year, he played for both the 51s and the Binghamton Mets showing off his .343/.405/.454 line in 126 games played.

It’s expected that Reynolds will eventually get called up to the big leagues later this season, perhaps as early as June.