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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Mets minor league pitcher Hunter Parsons isn’t someone we’re eager to see again

The Mets used Hunter Parsons a lot during spring training. Not so much a prospect but perhaps someone they’re hoping can offer a few innings, he failed to impress.

Appearing in 4.1 innings spanning 7 different appearances, Parsons left spring training with a 12.46 ERA. He had some good strikeout numbers, 7 total, but a 2.77 WHIP and .455 batting average against shows he isn’t in the discussion to rise up fast and become a consideration for the major league bullpen.

Parsons wasn’t a mess in every appearance. In fact, only two of his appearances included runs against him. Each came versus the St. Louis Cardinals. However, three of his appearances only included a third of an inning and the last involved him striking out the side around two hits against the New York Yankees.

Parsons is a 19th round draft pick so to even get to the point of reaching Triple-A last year is an accomplishment. Big strikeout numbers (10.8 per 9) but also too many walks (4.6 per 9) does have him fitting into the equation of the types of arms the big league club added this offseason. Working against him is only a 4.19 ERA in the minors. If guys on the farm can hit him this well, we’d have to expect big leagues to have no issue.

Keep an eye on Parsons. Don’t anticipate we see him too soon, if at all.