The New York Mets top prospects have had their chance to shine. Let’s check in on how some of them are doing.
With the MLB season at the two-month mark, many of the New York Mets minor league affiliates are underway as well. This means a majority of the Mets prospects have eaten up innings and seen plenty of at-bats.
This gives us sample sizes large enough to gauge overall performance thus far.
Rather than dive right into the highest ranked prospects, let’s start with those fighting to get into the top ten according to MLB.com and a pair hoping to stay there.
Mets #14 prospect, Anthony Kay
Anthony Kay, a Stony Brook, New York native, was taken with the 31st overall pick in the 1st round of the 2016 MLB Draft. He was then was signed to below pick value due to the discovery of an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery. Unfortunately, this forced him to the rest of 2016 and all of 2017 with the Mets system.
Finally debuting on April 8th, 2018, Kay showed the promise which excited the Mets in the first place with four shutout innings, only giving up two hits and striking out four.
On the season, Kay has pitched 42.2IP to go along with 40/14 K/BB ratio. While the underlying stats aren’t inspiring, his most recent start was by far the best of his young professional career. He posted career highs of 7 innings pitched and 8 strikeouts paired together with surrendering only 5 hits, 1 walk, and 1 run.
However, the main goal of the season for Kay is to test out his arm and he’s doing just that. He has averaged about 90 pitches an outing through his first eight starts. The Mets figure to cap his innings at around 100.