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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4) Tyler Stuart, MLB Pipeline Ranked 18th

The Mets need to be extremely cautious about any pitchers they may trade away. Someone whose stock has fallen this season after a tremendous rise in 2023 is Tyler Stuart. The big righty hasn’t been the same run-prevention master. In the right deal, the Mets shouldn’t balk.

Stuart dazzled us all with a 2.20 ERA in 110.2 innings last season. It did jump from 1.55 to 3.60 when he went from High-A to Double-A. Back in Double-A again in 2024, it has gone up even higher. Through 13 starts and 61 innings, Stuart is just 2-6 with a 4.72 ERA. He has pitched with control, walking less than 3 batters per 9 and has more than a strikeout per frame. His problem has been batters doing their jobs and finding hits.

There are more than enough other starting pitching prospects for the Mets to build around. From Christian Scott to Brandon Sproat to the duo of Dom Hamel and Mike Vasil trying to figure it out in Triple-A, there are enough minor league arms to hope to see pitching for the Mets regularly as soon as next season.

Stuart is a little further behind them. His struggles in 2024 have made him expendable. Don’t get rid of him too quickly, though. If this starting pitcher thing doesn’t work, a shift to the bullpen might.