3 Mets prospects the team needs to be ready most for Opening Day 2025

The rise of the next class of top Mets prospects needs to include the availability of these three for Opening Day 2025.
Feb 22, 2024; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA;  New York Mets outfielder Drew Gilbert (89). Mandatory
Feb 22, 2024; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets outfielder Drew Gilbert (89). Mandatory / Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports
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Opening Day 2025 is already where the heads of some New York Mets fans are. Don’t get too ahead of yourself. We have an entire 2024 season to break our hearts first.

Much of the joy surrounding this team has come in the form of what the future holds. A bigger offseason next winter along with the progress of some of the organization’s best prospects will keep fans from completely abandoning ship. There might be a respite for some in 2024, but those season tickets for 2025 are already looking popular.

Plenty of Mets prospects will be able to help them out this year. When Opening Day 2025 rolls around, there needs to be little question of what these three can offer. They’re the ones the Mets most need ready and prepared for next season.

1) The Mets will need Drew Gilbert ready to be a regular in the outfield mix

Drew Gilbert should make his MLB debut later this season regardless of where the Mets are in the standings. The left-handed hitting outfielder has a couple of roles to take on. In a platoon, as the replacement for an injured player, or simply a call-up candidate late after a trade deadline dismantling, everyone suspects Gilbert is nearing his major league debut.

For Opening Day 2025, it’s pretty important he’s ready. Gilbert can be a solution at any of the three outfield positions. His exact position depends on several factors. One notable being if they sign Juan Soto or not.

Even if not deemed fully ready for an everyday role on the Mets on Opening Day 2025, sharing outfield duties with one or two others could work in their favor. Imagine if the 2024 Mets had a really good left-handed hitting outfielder that could split time with Harrison Bader. They might have one whole player between the two.

Gilbert should eventually find a spot as a corner outfielder as long as all goes well with Jett Williams and his progression. Williams isn’t someone the Mets will need to be ready by Opening Day 2025. This pitching prospect, on the other hand, absolutely must show he’s prepared.