The 5 best Mets prospects opening the season for AA Binghamton

With the Mets' rough start to the season, we now look to the minor leagues for optimism.
Feb 22, 2024; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA;  New York Mets infielder Jett Williams (90). Mandatory
Feb 22, 2024; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets infielder Jett Williams (90). Mandatory / Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports
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The New York Mets have opened the season with many question marks surrounding their current roster. Of the 26 men who take the field every day, only a few are signed to long-term contracts. Francisco Lindor and Brandon Nimmo will likely finish their careers as Mets while Edwin Diaz and Jeff McNeil are signed through the next few seasons. Aside from the core players, most of the veterans will become free agents in November.

Putting aside the aging players, the team's focus will be on developing and evaluating their younger talent. On the Mets currently, this only includes Francisco Alvarez and Brett Baty. Since most of the prospects are yet to make their debuts, many fans will keep an extra eye on the team's farm system throughout 2024. With the minor league season set to begin, who are the best prospects on the AA Binghamton Rumble Ponies roster?

1. Jett Williams

The Mets have many intriguing prospects in AA Binghamton, but this one in particular is the apple of every evaluator's eye. Selected in the first round of the 2022 draft from Rockwall-Heath High School in Texas, 20-year-old Jett Williams is on the fast track to the major leagues. Through 121 games played in 2023 between Single-A St. Lucie and High-A Brooklyn, Williams hit .263 with 15 home runs and 55 RBI. His standout statistics were his stellar OBP of .425 and 45 stolen bases.

Given his agility and plate discipline, Williams profiles to become the next leadoff hitter for the Mets. Carlos Mendoza acknowledged this during spring training when he alluded to utilizing Brandon Nimmo differently in the batting order this season. While the Mets' top prospect has primarily played shortstop as a professional, he has shown versatility in playing both center field and second base during the spring. Should the 20-year-old build off his 2023 performance in AA this season, evaluators believe Williams could debut as a September call-up.