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Mets Trades: Three players we should expect to get shopped this summer

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 15: A detailed view of the Nike baseball cleats and Stance baseball socks worn by Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets during the game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on May 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 15: A detailed view of the Nike baseball cleats and Stance baseball socks worn by Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets during the game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on May 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
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Mar 2, 2021; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets first baseman Mark Vientos (87) plays his position against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning at Clover Park. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Vientos is the best prospect the Mets could deal

The Mets did a fine job at not trading away the farm system this winter. Even in the Francisco Lindor/Carlos Carrasco trade, they managed to pick up these two without sacrificing the future.

One of the Mets prospect I think we could see shopped is Mark Vientos. He has been on my radar as a trade piece for several years now. With the presence of Brett Baty in the organization as well, it feels even more likely that we see Vientos shopped around.

Vientos isn’t close to making his MLB debut. One could even argue Baty is on the same timeline or close to it. There’s zero chance the Mets trade Baty this year without truly knowing what he’s capable of. Vientos, on the other hand, isn’t so safe.

At just 21, Vientos has been with the Mets organization since 2017. He has hit well in the minor league without capturing too much hype. The club’s 2017 second-round draft pick has good power but also a poor glove. I’m not exactly sure where he fits into the team’s future plans, particularly if they are high on Baty.

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Many of the best Mets prospects remain a few seasons away from having any sort of major league impact. Vientos could be one of the closer top ten prospects to big league action. Depending on what kind of offers are out there, his path to the major leagues might get directed toward a different city.

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