3) NY Mets prospect who fell in the rankings: Nick Plummer
Nick Plummer gave the Mets a signature moment that won't be forgotten if this season goes anywhere close to where the Mets want it to go. His home run in late May against the Phillies to tie the game in the ninth inning to help sweep the Phillies was a huge moment of the season from an unlikely member of the team.
That home run was Plummer's first hit and home run in the big leagues. He then followed that up with a three-hit game against the Nationals the next day with another home run and four RBI. After that, Plummer went hitless in his next 22 plate appearances and was recently Designated for Assignment.
Plummer was a first-round pick by the Cardinals in 2015 but struggled to get to the show as he dealt with injuries, but he was coming off of a solid season in 2021. The Mets signed him to an MLB contract this past offseason as they desperately needed outfield depth to avoid another Khalil Lee type of situation.
Unfortunately, despite a couple of good moments with the Mets this season, Plummer has not had a great season overall. He's slashed .226/.316/.362 with just seven home runs and 39 RBI in AAA. Plummer is a guy who's known for his bat more than his glove so his struggles offensively are what led to him being DFA'd.
The 26-year-old was the eighth-ranked prospect in the Mets system when he signed and is now ranked 25th.