Ranking 3 minor leaguers that can take Joey Wendle's roster spot

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1) Jose Iglesias

The most likely option of the three is infielder Jose Iglesias, who in my opinion should've won the job outright in Spring Training. The 34-year-old Igelsias is a proven Major League talent and is widely known as a defensive wizard, and it could be argued he is the best defensive shortstop in baseball that is not currently in the Major Leagues.

Iglesias is currently getting it done with the bat offensively in Syracuse as he currently holds a .294 batting average with 5 home runs and 15 RBIs to go along with an .835 OPS. What is a bit eye-popping about his offensive numbers is the 5 home runs, as Iglesias has not routinely displayed any sort of consistent power during his MLB career.

The Mets could use a player with Iglesias range defensively in the infield and he could be seen as an upgrade over their current situation with Joey Wendle on the bench from both an offensive and a defensive standpoint. It makes Iglesias the most realistic option of the three potential choices the Mets front office has.

The Mets certainly have a few intriguing options should they ultimately decide to part with Wendle at some point in the near future, from their star top prospect to a former Major League All-Star.