3 former Mets prospects not named Pete Crow-Armstrong excelling with their new team

The Mets have traded nondescript prospects who could have helped them in 2024.

Feb 25, 2024; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA;  Houston Astros outfielder Kenedy Corona (89) hits a
Feb 25, 2024; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; Houston Astros outfielder Kenedy Corona (89) hits a / Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Carson Seymour

The Mets have historically done well with developing college arms, but have traded some away that could have helped this season. Selected in the 6th round of the 2021 draft, Carson Seymour is a hard-throwing right-handed starting pitcher. Though he struggled to pitch to a 6.19 ERA for Kansas State University in 2021, the Mets were intrigued by his 97 MPH fastball with noticeable sink. Since the organization was trying to save enough draft pool money to sign Kumar Rocker, Zack Scott selected Seymour much higher than his draft profile indicated.

Seymour has brushed aside any concerns regarding his collegiate career in 2022 splitting time between Single-A Port St. Lucie and High-A Brooklyn. In total, Seymour pitched to a 3.08 ERA in 111 innings pitched including 135 strikeouts and just 31 walks. These numbers were intriguing enough to the San Francisco Giants as they acquired him along with J.D. Davis and Thomas Szapucki at the trade deadline in 2022.

Since leaving the Mets, Seymour has become a solid mid-tier prospect in the Giants organization. He pitched to a 3.99 ERA in 112 innings at AA Richmond last season. These numbers put him in line with Mike Vasil, who has become a top prospect in the Mets' system. To make matters worse, the Mets never received a return on investment for Seymour's skillset either. Billy Eppler acquired the infamous Darin Ruf in this deal who was expected to replace Davis as the right-handed compliment to Daniel Vogelbach. By the time spring training 2023 came around, Ruf was released and Seymour continued his solid trajectory through the minor leagues.