3 Mets prospects acquired at the trade deadline David Stearns shouldn't be afraid to deal

The Mets shouldn't be too shy about trading away any of these summer additions.
The Timber Rattlers    Justin Jarvis pitches against the Cedar Rapids Kernels Wednesday, Aug. 14,
The Timber Rattlers Justin Jarvis pitches against the Cedar Rapids Kernels Wednesday, Aug. 14, / Danny Damiani/USA TODAY NETWORK- via
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3) Jeremiah Jackson

It does feel like Mets fans will have some big Jeremiah Jackson debates if he survives the offseason with the club. Acquired in the Dominic Leone trade, Jackson turned up the heat for Binghamton. He went from slashing .248/.321/.447 in the Double-A team for the Los Angeles Angels to hitting .264/.344/.457 with the Mets’ club. It might not seem like a huge difference but with the power he packed and positional versatility, he became an immediate prospect for the fans to focus on.

To be clear, the Mets shouldn’t be actively shopping Jackson. There is far too much to like about him. A seasoned infielder who now plays outfield a little more regularly, he could turn out to be a unique utility player with some good power and speed.

Why does he make this list? When a guy doesn’t have any one position, sometimes it’s better to swap him for someone who does.

Jackson for an equally intriguing pitcher isn’t something to balk at. Jackson already fell out of favor with the Angels. Could he be a guy who stops dead in his tracks once he gets to Triple-A? The Mets should be careful about holding onto a player too closely when there is no obvious starting role for him.

Preferably, the Mets hold onto Jackson and he does end up as some sort of infield utility weapon they can get some decent power out of. But if someone makes Stearns an offer, he should listen.

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