2 Mets minor leaguers whose stock went up in spring training, 2 who saw theirs drop

A pair of Mets minor leaguers raised their stock way up this spring and another two saw theirs drop some.

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New York Mets spring training flew by. Very little competition to speak of, one storyline for fans to follow was a closer look at some of the prospects who joined them in camp. Not too many received extensive playing time. Nonetheless, there was some movement in terms of excitement both positively and negatively.

These two Mets minor leaguers raised their stock. Meanwhile, these other two lowered theirs even if it was only temporary.

Top Mets pitching prospect Christian Scott raised his stock in a major way

Christian Scott is the top Mets pitching prospect according to nearly every list you’ll see. His breakout season in 2023 already raised his stock to the point where some top prospect lists even include him within the top 100. His rise continued this spring with a solid showing.

Scott’s spring included 5 innings, 8 strikeouts, and a 3.60 ERA. Batters hit .167 against him. His start on March 20 versus the Miami Marlins accounted for 4 of his innings. Only a pair of hits, no walks, and 7 strikeouts highlighted that day.

Scott is destined to make his MLB debut sooner rather than later. A little further behind on the depth chart than Jose Butto and maybe even Joey Lucchesi whose MLB experience has them further ahead, Scott is more likely a later season or emergency call-up option for the Mets. 

Of course, if the Mets fail to contend, Scott could get a more extensive look later in the year post-trade deadline. With a good majority of their pitchers on expiring contracts, we’d have to expect several to get traded. This opens up an opportunity for Scott in August and September. 

A more positive alternative could have Scott coming up much like Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz did in 2015. That’s the dream, isn’t it?