2 Mets players we want to see play more, 2 we want to see play less this spring

We are clamoring to see more of certain players, while others we are already sick of watching.

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The New York Mets have a plethora of new faces that have arrived in Port St. Lucie over the past few weeks. A new manager has suited up wearing the number 28 in Carlos Mendoza, while the former number 28, Daniel Murphy, has made his debut in the SNY booth. Harrison Bader has showcased his new beard, while Francisco Alvarez is impressively giving interviews in English as if it were his native language. Most of all, the franchise's legends have left their annual marks with Darryl Strawberry and David Wright making appearances in the dugout.

Now that spring training games have officially started, fans and media personnel can begin to critique the new roster assembled by David Stearns. Through just a handful of games, we have early impressions of new and incumbent Mets that have taken the field. Since veteran players like Pete Alonso are just going through the motions, fans are more intrigued to watch the fringe players and prospects. Already, there are a couple of notable faces we want to see more of and others we are already sick of watching.

One player we want to see more of is Drew Gilbert

The prospects we never have an opportunity to watch on television are the most intriguing of the new faces. Acquired at the trade deadline in August from the Houston Astros, outfielder Drew Gilbert had an impressive start with the Mets' AA affiliate Binghamton Rumble Ponies. In 35 games, Gilbert hit .325 with 6 home runs and 21 RBI. He played an integral part in helping the Rumble Ponies make the playoffs, going 5-for-17 with a home run in 4 postseason games. For this effort, Gilbert has become the 53rd-best prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline's top 100.

The electric start from Gilbert has fans back home in New York asking to see him play more often this spring. Given the lack of enthusiasm for the new offseason acquisitions, fans have turned their attention to the younger talent. Gilbert figures to be the closest to major league-ready since he is 23 years old and will start the season in AAA Syracuse. Mendoza was quick to credit the young outfielder's talent by saying, "He's got speed, he's got the arm, he's a gamer". Gilbert has already displayed this quality with his 2-run single on February 27th against the Miami Marlins.