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Mets should trade for one of these seven prospects

MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 22: Jorge Mateo #57 of the Oakland Athletics poses for a portrait during photo day at HoHoKam Stadium on February 22, 2018 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 22: Jorge Mateo #57 of the Oakland Athletics poses for a portrait during photo day at HoHoKam Stadium on February 22, 2018 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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Will Smith – Los Angeles Dodgers

A trade that brings Will Smith to the Mets would make a lot of sense for many reasons. No not the actor, one of the best catching prospects in baseball.

Smith plays for the Dodgers and there have already been some rumors floating around that Asdrubal Cabrera is on the Dodgers list of players to inquire about if they can’t trade for Manny Machado.

Therefore, the Dodgers are one of the teams that’s most likely to pull off a trade with the Mets. As for the catcher himself, he’s ninth on the Dodgers prospect list.

The Dodgers have one other catcher ahead of him. They have Keibert Ruiz who is also in double A and is their number two prospect. If Ruiz outperforms Smith, the Dodgers might be more lenient in trading away Smith.

As for his numbers, they have been pretty good. He’s played in 54 games so far this season and hits for both power and average. He’s hitting .296 with 16 home runs.

His OPS so far is still just above 1.000 which is astonishing, especially for a catcher. It’s not every day that you can find a catcher who has the potential to hit .300 with at least 20 home runs.

The only recent catchers that would come to mind are Buster Posey and Yadier Molina, and you know how those two turned out.

That’s a good sign if the Mets want to add to their long list of catchers. If he can keep this up, within a couple years Smith would easily be the Mets starting catcher or the backup to whoever they decide to keep.

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Whoever the Mets choose to trade, it would be silly if they didn’t try to go after at least one of these prospects. If they can, their future might be in better hands.

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