5 best ranked Mets prospects the team shouldn't hesitate to trade in the right deal

If the price is right, the Mets shouldn't hesitate to trade any of these top 30 prospects.
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How far are the New York Mets willing to push this summer to build a true World Series contender? The general consensus seems to be they’ll add but not break the farm system to build a true powerhouse team.

It’s understandable. They don’t have any pressing needs in the starting lineup. They have more starting pitchers than they know what to do with. While certain dream trade scenarios could make sense, this year’s Mets team is probably going to roll along with what they have. 

The Mets definitely have some notable prospects who could be on the move. In the right deal, they shouldn’t hesitate to trade any of these five.

1) Alex Ramirez, MLB Pipelined ranked 16th

Alex Ramirez has a couple of strikes against him. Already on the 40-man roster out of necessity to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft, he looks far from MLB-ready. He’s currently in Double-A and after a hot start he has cooled off.

In 287 Double-A plate appearances, Ramirez has slashed .242/.322/.349 with 3 home runs. His greatest ability has been stealing bases. He has swiped a career-best 25 this season while getting caught just 6 times.

Ramirez has become expendable for the Mets if only because they have so many other outfield options in the pipeline. Jett Williams and Drew Gilbert have surpassed him. Luisangel Acuna is well ahead of him as a center field option as well. Future Mets rosters will have Brandon Nimmo in left field and at least one of these guys in center field or right field. Ramirez, at best, seems like he’d be able to scratch his way into a bench role with the Mets in the future.

The Mets wisely protected Ramirez from getting snagged in the Rule 5 Draft by a team with patience and a roster spot to place him on the bench. The overly protective action of adding him to the 40-man roster should also lead to the team looking to swap him for a potential bullpen upgrade.