3 Mets prospects we need to start paying attention to

With the 2023 MLB Draft in the rearview, how are some of the past years draft picks faring in their young careers?
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One of the rare bright spots this New York Mets season has been the emergence of the "baby Mets," with Francisco Alvarez and Brett Baty becoming successful everyday starters since April.

Now that the MLB Draft has come and went, the Mets have added some more high end talent to an already solid farm system. However, as shown by Jacob deGrom and Jeff McNeil, the Mets also have a talent for finding great players in the late rounds as well. These are three prospects from later round in previous drafts that might be flying under the radar now, but might join Alvarez and Baty at the major league level soon.

Mets 28th ranked prospect Christian Scott has impressed as a starting pitcher

After starting the season with Single A St. Lucie, Christian Scott has started his ascension through the minor leagues and is now impressing with Double A Binghamton.

One of the Mets few starting pitching prospects, Scott was the Mets 5th round pick in the 2021 MLB Draft out of Florida. He struggled to start off his career, being used as both a reliever and starter throughout the season. Now in 2023 as a full time starter, Scott has started to shine.

With a 3.11 ERA across the three levels he's played in, Scott is starting to find his groove. In his two most recent starts with the Rumble Ponies, he has thrown nine scoreless innings, scattering two hits with 10 strikeouts. His strikeout ability might be his biggest selling point, as he has thrown 62 K's over just 55 innings pitched. More impressively, he only has 11 walks this season, showing he has great control over his pitches which will only improve with more time developing.

It's far too early into Christian Scott's career to determine if he will be a starter or reliever at the big league level. Regardless, for a team like the Mets that is short on top end pitching talent in their farm system, players like Scott are ones that they're hoping will emerge and become large parts of their future.