Why Mets fans should start loving the Jeremiah Jackson trade

Aug 8, 2023; Bridgewater, NJ; Mets' new minor league prospect Jeremiah Jackson is shown at TD Bank
Aug 8, 2023; Bridgewater, NJ; Mets' new minor league prospect Jeremiah Jackson is shown at TD Bank / Anne-Marie Caruso/NorthJersey.com / USA

One of the more under-the-radar moves the New York Mets made at this year's trade deadline was General Manager Billy Eppler shipping out reliever Dominic Leone to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for prospect Jeremiah Jackson. The fact that the Mets front office was able to get anything of value in return for Leone who had a 4.40 ERA over 31 appearances with the Mets is one of the best moves Eppler made.

Jackson, who is only 23 years old and is a former second-round pick of the Angels back in 2018, is currently ranked as the Mets' 22nd-best prospect in their now much deeper farm system, and he has done nothing but perform with the bat since arriving in Double-A Binghamton. Jackson's calling card is his power, and over the 22 games he has played, he has already slugged 5 home runs, in addition to the 15 he had previously with Double-A Rocket City.

The Mets added a legitimate power bat to their farm system in exchange for a reliever with no future role for next year

Jackson also has the flexibility to play all over the diamond as he has spent time at shortstop, second base, third base, as well as some time in the outfield. For an organization that has revamped its offensive prospects on the farm, Jackson is one to get excited about in regards to the power potential he has to translate to the Major Leagues.

Let's be honest, the Mets took a flyer on Dominic Leone back in May after he opted out of his Minor League deal with the Texas Rangers, and the fact that he had any value to net a Top-30 MLB Prospect for the Mets is still something that confounds me as well as many other Mets fans. I would assume Jeremiah Jackson is a year or closer away from making his big league debut in Queens, and he could make quite the impact as a utility player with power.