3 Mets prospects who are off to strong starts in the lower minor leagues this season

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The New York Mets have not seen much team success this season from their lower level minor league clubs so far this season.

The High-A Brooklyn is 5-9 and in a four-way tie for last place in the 12-team South Atlantic League. Meanwhile, their Class-A affiliate in St. Lucie, the defending champions in the Florida State League, are in last place with a record of 5-10 through their first two and a half weeks of action.

But this doesn't mean there weren't prospects that stood out to start the season.

New York Mets outfield prospect Stanley Consuegra is giving High-A Brooklyn its power.

Stanley Consuegra has been the most productive hitter for the Mets' High-A affiliate, the Brooklyn Cyclones, through the first two and a half weeks. He is batting .275 with 8 extra base hits, including 3 homers, 10 RBIs and a .942 OPS and has reached base safetly in each of his last nine games.

Consuegra was named South Atlantic Player of the Week for the week of April 10-16 for his outstanding performance in a series at Winston-Salem, where he had five extra-base hits in a four-game span and a 1.277 OPS overall in 27 plate appearances.

The Mets are looking for improvements, especially offensively, from Consuegra. He clubbed just five home runs in 55 games with the Cyclones last year after a midseason promotion from Class-A St. Lucie, and he has three in more than four times as fewer games than last year. It also helped that he got exposed to some of the best pitching prospects in the Arizona Fall League last October, which prepped him well for this season.

Consuegra is ranked as the Mets' 21st ranked prospect according to MLB Pipeline, and it looks like he will be moving up that list soon, both by graduations of their top prospects, and by his play at the plate and in the outfield, where he has maybe the strongest outfield arm in the Mets farm. There is a strong possibility that he may be moved up to Double-A Binghamton by the end of the year.