Injured Mets prospect could be headed to the operating table if wrist injection doesn’t work

The top Mets prospects are battling through injuries this season.
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Injury news has a way of delivering as much bad news as it does good. On the same day we learned Francisco Alvarez will begin a rehab assignment on Thursday, we learned one of the most exciting New York Mets prospects may be headed toward a lengthier IL stint.

Jett Williams caught all of our attention in 2023. A first-round pick in 2022 but second to Kevin Parada, his quick feet and attentive eye at the plate helped catapult him up to the number one spot on many top prospect lists. Unfortunately, he has been sidelined after 50 plate appearances with Binghamton with a wrist injury and could be out even longer if the upcoming injection doesn’t help.

Williams was a longshot to help out the major league Mets at all this season. Only a sip of Double-A action at the tail end of last season and in their postseason, he was likely meant to at best finish the season in Triple-A. Instead, we have to reset expectations entirely while hoping modern medicine works its magic and helps Williams get back on the field.

Jett Williams isn’t the only Mets prospect who has gone M.I.A. this year because of injury

The major league Mets have avoided an onslaught of injuries. Their best prospects, on the other hand, have been held back by them. Drew Gilbert played in just 7 games before landing on the IL. A much more practical prospect to help out in the big leagues this season, he has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since April 7 with no recent update about when he will return for several weeks now. Late May was the positive timetable for getting back on the field in Syracuse.

Along with Ronny Mauricio whose status as a prospect is intact, this places three of the club’s top ten prospects on the IL. The Williams update doesn’t seem positive either as it’s a last-ditch effort to bring him back from the injured list. The absence of any update on Gilbert feels almost as ruinous.

Mets fans know as well as everyone when the return of an injured player gets pushed down the road, it’s often not for the best. As we await the return of Francisco Alvarez to the lineup and season debut of Kodai Senga, we equally wish the best for these other pieces we have pictured for the 2025 season.