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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2022 Draft pick Paul Gervase has been electric in his first season in the Mets system

The 2023 MLB Draft was highlighted by LSU, as the school produced the top two picks in this years draft, who will most likely be in the major leagues in a short time. The Mets are hoping that the LSU success will apply to one more player.

Paul Gervase was the Tigers closer during his time in college, and his success led to the Mets selecting him in the 12th round of last seasons draft. Now halfway through his first season, Gervase has impressed in this same role, and has a chance to be a closer in the future throughout the Mets farm system.

In his first 34.2 innings with the Brooklyn Cyclones, Gervase has allowed just four earned runs. With a 1.02 ERA, the team has started to trust him in the closer role, and he has converted his past two opportunities. Gervase is a strikeout machine, already recording 54 strikeouts on the season. While his walk rate is currently an issue, he is still early in his career and has enough time and talent to develop further.

A late bloomer in high school, Gervase had no collegiate offers coming out of high school. Now, his success with the Cyclones might lead to a quick rise through the minor leagues, and hopefully he can contribute for the Mets in a few seasons.