The 2019 New York Mets season hasn’t gone as planned. Thanks to some talent on the farm, there could be a brighter future ahead.
The 2019 campaign has ended up being another wasted season in Flushing, as the New York Mets appear primed to sell. They are preparing to sell in the traditional sense, shipping off players at the end of their deals, such as Todd Frazier and Zack Wheeler. However, they may begin shopping bigger names, in the range of Edwin Diaz and Noah Syndergaard.
Thus the Mets have begun to adjust their purview towards the future, not to win in 2020, but rather to build a successful team in the near future. The loss of two former first-rounders in Justin Dunn and Jared Kelenic has proven to be devastating for the future prospects of the Mets.
However, they still have enough talent to construct an impressive roster and will have more assets given that all returns on deals are adequate.
They currently rank as a middling farm system which is on the rise, as many of the top prospects are in the lower levels of the minors. Therefore, as they rise to the big leagues they become further developed and skilled.
The Mets also have former top prospects littered across the major league roster. Pete Alonso manning first base, Jeff McNeil splitting time between third base and left field, and Brandon Nimmo in one of the three outfield slots when he is healthy. The talent in the system can easily supplement the current club and build a competitor.
Thanks in part to a successful draft this summer, the future looks brighter in Flushing. At midseason, these Mets prospects are emerging as possible saviors of the future.