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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Outfielder Matt Rudick could be another late round gem for the Mets

Matt Rudick spent time across four different teams in the Mets farm system, even including some time with Triple A Syracuse. Now with Binghamton in 2023, Rudick has been hitting the ball well and seeing it even better.

Drafted in the 13th round in 2021, Rudick has had a stellar season in Double A thus far. He is hitting .289 on the season, establishing himself as an everyday starter. He has 12 stolen bases and 9 home runs, showing he can do a little bit of everything on the diamond.

What is most impressive about Rudick's season has been his plate vision. He's recorded 46 walks on the season in just over 200 at bats, which is a skill that minor league players often struggle with. With just 36 strikeouts as well, this is a clear strength of his that can entice coaches at any level.

After being drafted 382nd in the 2021 draft, Matt Rudick is making a name for himself at the Double A level. His maturity at the plate and ability to get on base should lead to him getting another shot with Syracuse, and potentially even a call up to the show at some point in the future.