3) Christian Scott
Christian Scott is another player who was in the top 30 within Mets prospect rankings last season, but that was more due to the system than it was himself. He had a 4.45 ERA in 18 appearances (nine starts) last season, making it as high as A+ ball. This season has been a completely different story.
Scott didn't make his season debut until May, but he was awesome from the onset. He made one start for Single-A St. Lucie before going to High-A. He dominated there, earning yet another promotion to AA Binghamton. The 24-year-old impressed in Binghamton as well, and now looks like a legitimate prospect fans should be keeping an eye on.
Overall, the right-hander posted a 2.57 ERA in 19 starts and 87.2 innings pitched. He had 107 strikeouts in those innings to go with just 12 walks. Yes, he walked just 1.2 batters per nine in 2023. A walk rate that low feels very unsustainable, but Scott clearly possesses really strong command which should help him as he gets a look in the upper minors in 2024.
Scott allowed just five home runs all year and worked with a 0.856 WHIP. He rarely got into trouble, and had the stuff to strike people out at an impressive 11.0 K/9 clip while not walking anybody. There wasn't much, if anything, to dislike from him in 2023.
Scott is now ranked 12th on the Mets prospect list and is another player who could garner a look late in the 2024 season in the majors if he has another strong year in the minors. He was the Mets Minor League Pitcher of the Year this season, and has earned respect as a prospect to pay very close attention to.