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Three Mets prospects primed for a major impact in the 2020 season

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 20: A detailed view of the ball bags belonging to the New York Mets sitting in the dugout prior to the game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on August 20, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 20: A detailed view of the ball bags belonging to the New York Mets sitting in the dugout prior to the game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on August 20, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 24: The cleats of Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets are seen in the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on September 24, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The biggest deficiency the New York Mets have had in recent years is quality depth and in 2020 they have some prospects ready to buck that trend and be impactful pieces for a deep postseason run.

Throughout any given baseball season, players will get hurt or underperform and the New York Mets will need to call up minor leaguers to fill the void either temporarily or more long-term. Most of the time the players that get called up will be journeymen or quad-A type players. However, some players get called up that are from the team’s crop of top prospects and can impact the Mets in a major way.

Depending on the state of the team the impact may vary. Since the team is in win-now mode trying to win a championship in 2020 the impact of a prospect may be more valuable in a trade package than on the field with the Mets.

However, since the team does not have too many holes to fill and they have depleted their farm team over the last year or so, three prospects could impact the team in a major way for the Mets in 2020.

To have sustained success in major league baseball, there needs to be quality depth behind the stars on the roster. No one wants to re-live the 2009 season where the Mets were ready to pull fans out of the stands just so they could field a team.

For the Mets in 2020, if these four prospects have the kind of impact described then the team will have a much better season that could end in a playoff berth and a deep postseason run.

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