According to Pat Ragazzo of Fan Nation, not only have the latest New York Mets rumors given us a suitor for Mark Canha and Tommy Pham, we also have a little more insight into what the team is looking to acquire for the former. The Mets are reportedly seeking a lower minor league prospect outside of a franchise’s top ten. It’s a reasonable price for a rental corner outfielder.
What does this mean for a possible Mets and Dodgers swap? We’ll need to go into the teens and under Double-A to find the best options.
NY Mets rumors: Finding the best Dodges prospect in a possible Mark Canha trade
Infielder Rayne Doncon can meet this criteria. The number 13 prospect in the Dodgers system according to MLB.com, this is a 19-year-old net projected to make his MLB debut until 2026. He’s hitting .219/.286/.374 with 12 home runs in Single-A for Rancho Cucamonga. Rancho Cucamonga. I had to type that twice.
Behind him at number 14 is a catcher/second baseman named Yeiner Fernandez. The 20-year-old is in High-A and batting .260/.330/.358 with 4 home runs.
At number 15 might be the top guy Mets fans will want to see. Maddux Bruns, a left-handed pitcher, might be too ambitious of a pick. He was the 29th overall selection in the 2021 draft and in 19 combined starts for Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Great Lakes he’s 0-3 with a 3.19 ERA. The 21-year-old is indeed named after Greg Maddux in case you were curious.
Bruns would be the guy to ask about with Ronan Kopp as the second choice. Although not as meaningfully named in baseball circles, his numbers have been solid. He’s 5-6 with a 2.88 ERA since 2021 when his professional career began at age 18. The 6'7, 250lb lefty has the kind of size where you'd think as long as he can pitch with control should be able to move up the big leagues.
What’s great about making any sort of trade with the Dodgers is the Mets can land a mid-level prospect within their system and still feel like they’re getting something of value.
Within their top 30, the Dodgers have even more players in Single-A or Rookie Ball for the Mets to choose from. It’s now just a matter of picking correctly. As the Dodgers have proven plenty of times, they’re good at drafting.