Mets prospects primed to make an impact in 2021
The New York Mets have three prospects in the minors who have a chance to make contributions at the major league level in 2021.
The New York Mets have gotten solid contributions from a pair of top prospects during the 2020 season. Infielder Andres Gimenez and left-handed pitcher David Peterson have each come into their own this season and provided the Mets a boost in both the starting rotation and in the starting lineup much sooner than most of us anticipated.
Even right-handed pitcher Franklyn Kilome has gotten in some appearances this season and displayed the type of stuff that has many in the Mets organization excited about his prospects. The only question surrounding Kilome is whether his arsenal will be better suited for a starting rotation spot or a role in the Mets bullpen heading into next season.
More now than ever, prospects around the league are being recalled to the big leagues earlier than we have seen in year’s past, but many of these prospects are also providing production. This can be attributed to the impressive coaching in the Minor League ranks as well as many players coming out of college and being closer to major league ready than in year’s past.
Looking ahead to 2021 there are quite a few holes on the Major League roster that the Mets will be looking to fill this upcoming offseason. While many fans will be clamoring for some of the big names in free agency, I wanted to dive into some of the Mets’ top prospects down on the farm that may be ready to make an impact and contribute at the next level in 2021.