3 Mets prospects eligible for the Rule 5 Draft the team should consider adding to the 40-man roster

Do any of these players deserve a spot on the 40-man roster to protect themselves from the Rule 5 Draft?
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2) NY Mets prospect Jeremiah Jackson is another trade addition to consider for the 40-man roster

There’s also Jeremiah Jackson, another JJ the team acquired at the trade deadline. This one comes to us via the Dominic Leone deal. He’s a curious cat. Jackson is on his way to setting a new personal-high in home runs for a single season on the farm. Stuck in Double-A at the moment, his biggest problem has been hitting for average. He was just a .215 batter last season in Double-A. He has been better overall this year yet not enough to earn him a promotion to Triple-A quite yet.

Jackson has hit .239/.336/.413 for Binghamton in his first 110 plate appearances. Highlighting this stay are the 5 home runs which combined with the 15 hit prior to joining the Mets organization gives him a solid 20.

Jackson has played all over the field in his professional career. He has logged a time of time at shortstop but has gotten increasingly more familiar with second base. Jackson can also be found at third base and in the outfield.

A low batting average, high power potential prospect like Jackson might be a little too far from major league-ready for anyone to steal him from the Mets in the Rule 5 Draft. Teams with no plans of competing next season could surprise us. Jackson has shown off speed on the base paths. He’s a utility man a team could suffer through the growing pains with in 2024 and if things don’t work out, demote for the 2025 campaign to freshen up some of those skills.