3 Mets prospects who are obvious trade bait, 2 whose fate has yet to be determined

Which Mets prospects are bound to get traded and whose fate may be decided in 2024?

Feb 17, 2023; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets catcher Kevin Parada during spring training
Feb 17, 2023; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets catcher Kevin Parada during spring training / Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports
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Mets prospect Nick Morabito is obvious trade bait

A much lesser discussed prospect in the farm system, Nick Morabito is a second-round pick from 2022 whose abilities have thus far focused on making contact and hitting for a high average. The 2023 season is the only one to judge him on. A .306/.421/.407 slash line with 21 stolen bases is intriguing, yet not enough for us to clear out a roster spot in the future.

Morabito showed himself to be a singles hitter. He knocked only 2 home runs and found his way to second base 9 times with a double. Used mostly as a center fielder, he has a long way to go before the hype train stops at his station.

There really is no telling how good of a player Morabito can develop into. A .300+ batting average at any level is impressive. Add in an OBP over .400 and we have ourselves a statistician’s dream.

Players like this, however, tend to blend in. Exactly what is his ceiling? Fifth outfielder? There’s a lot of Jake Mangum in him. That’s the guy the Mets added as the Player to Be Named later in last winter’s trade with the Miami Marlins for Jeff Brigham and Elieser Hernandez. Morabito, as an eventual piece in a somewhat similar trade, is where he’s trending.

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