The New York Mets farm system stacked itself taller this past summer when the team decided 2023 was officially not their year. The team successfully added a variety of top prospects to the organization. Now loaded with a much better crop of young players, the future is looking much better.
Those trade deadline additions aren’t all destined to end up with the Mets in the big leagues. In fact, we can guarantee many won’t.
If the Mets are looking to strike a deal this offseason, it’s these three prospects added at this year’s trade deadline David Stearns shouldn’t even hesitate to deal.
1) Justin Jarvis
The Justin Jarvis for Mark Canha trade with the Milwaukee Brewers isn’t trending toward becoming all that favorable of a deal for the Mets. Canha was terrific for the Brewers and has already been flipped to the Detroit Tigers this offseason.
Jarvis, meanwhile, is a Rule 5 Draft eligible pitcher whose 12 starts in Triple-A haven’t gone so well. All of those appearances came last season. Combining his time with Nashville and Syracuse, Jarvis was 0-7 with an 8.79 ERA one level below the majors.
Jarvis has had his share of struggles. He’s now 23-30 with a 4.56 ERA through his first 416.2 innings of work. Most likely destined to end up as a relief if he cracks the major leagues, he’s an expendable piece for the Mets.
There is a possibility the Mets try to trade him before the Rule 5 Draft in December. Otherwise they risk another team taking a flier on him and losing him for nothing. Although a somewhat promising young arm, Jarvis isn’t on a trajectory to become a star like some of those other players the Mets acquired over the summer.