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Three Mets prospects the team absolutely cannot trade this winter

PORT ST LUCIE, FL - MARCH 4: A general view of Clover Park prior to the spring training game between the St Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets on March 4, 2020 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
PORT ST LUCIE, FL - MARCH 4: A general view of Clover Park prior to the spring training game between the St Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets on March 4, 2020 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 28: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) New York Mets 2019 third round draft pick Matthew Allan greets team majority owner Fred Wilpon during batting practice prior to a game against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on Friday, June 28, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. The Braves defeated the Mets 6-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

1) Matthew Allan

As much as the organization’s pitching depth in the minors has been depleted by trades, the Mets have a potential front of the line rotation starter in right-handed pitcher Matthew Allan currently down on their farm system. The 19-year old pitcher is currently the number four ranked prospect by MLB.com and is highly regarded as the best pitcher in the Mets system currently.

While former General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen catches a ton of slack for some of his misfires in the front office, drafting Matthew Allan in the third round of the 2019 MLB Draft and signing him to a $2.5 million bonus when many thought he was undraftable due to his financial demands was a bonafide steal. Had it not been for Allan’s financial demands, Allan may have been a very high first-round pick in the 2019 draft.

At 6’3 and 225 pounds, Allan already has the build of a future ace on the mound. According to MLB.com, Allan’s fastball regularly sits in the 93-96 MPH range but had gotten his fastball up to 97 MPH since debuting with the Mets, which only displays the amount of potential that is oozing out of Allan’s right arm.

Allan’s presence in the Mets system reminds us of the days when we had highly regarded arms waiting in the wings down on the farm such as Zack Wheeler and Noah Syndergaard. If all breaks right in Matthew Allan’s favor, we can anticipate him making his Major League debut in about two years as well as establishing himself as the future ace of the Mets rotation. Well-run organizations just don’t trade arms with ace potential and Allan should be as close to the word “untouchable” in regards to any other player in the Mets system.

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