New York Mets prospects

3 prospects the Mets didn't trade at the deadline that they could deal in the offseason

Mar 13, 2022; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets third baseman Mark Vientos reacts before taking
Mar 13, 2022; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets third baseman Mark Vientos reacts before taking / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
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2) NY Mets prospect that could be traded: Mark Vientos

Mark Vientos is in a very similar position to Mauricio. He's a guy without an established position and does not have a clear path to playing time this season or in the future.

Vientos has spent the entire season at AAA Syracuse and has slashed .267/.351/.520 with 19 home runs and 54 RBI.

After an incredibly slow start, he has slashed .296/.378/.579 with 18 of his 19 home runs since May 1st. He's beed on fire for months, but no call up appears to be in sight.

Vientos came up as a third baseman but has been moved off of the position due to his poor defense at the hot corner. He's struggled in left field as well, and has been playing a lot of first base an DH of late in Syracuse.

Vientos' lack of a position definitely limits his value as a player as he might be most valuable just as a DH. Even with the Mets lack of production at the DH spot this season, they chose to upgrade externally than give Vientos a shot at the DH role.

With Darin Ruf and Daniel Vogelbach both under contract next season and likely serving as the DH platoon where would Vientos play? Third base is occupied by Eduardo Escobar and Luis Guillorme until Brett Baty is ready. Left field is taken as well and Vientos is not an outfielder.

Like Mauricio, Vientos has no path to playing time. With the Ruf and Vogelbach acquisitions, I fear his fate might be sealed in Queens, and he will find a landing spot where he can get his shot in the major leagues.

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