2) Best National League East prospect: Marlins, Eury Perez, RHP
The Marlins might be a lot tougher to beat in upcoming years if Sandy Alcantara has some friends in the rotation. While the Marlins will probably want to flip at least one of those arms to bring them a bat, someone they should hold onto for now is Eury Perez.
At only 19, he is already the tenth-best prospect in MLB right now. The Mets will have to deal with him sooner than they’d like. He has a major league ETA of 2023.
Perez has been solid in his two professional seasons. Even with a higher ERA this season in Double-A, he’s striking out batters and not walking a lot of them. Visiting Miami will not be fun for the Mets as guys like him reach the show.
1) Best National League East prospect: Mets, Francisco Alvarez, C
The best prospect in the National League East also happens to be the best the Mets have. Most importantly, he ranks number one according to MLB.com. Catcher Francisco Alvarez is the guy fans in Flushing are eager to see reach the big leagues. Well-hyped and incredibly successful at each level following some early slumps, he’s someone the Mets can expect to have on their major league roster next year.
Alvarez is a guy Mets fans are hoping to have behind the plate for a very long time. Still only 20 years old, it’s his offense that is most intriguing.
During the 2022 season as the team has struggled to get much from James McCann and Tomas Nido at the plate, the idea of promoting Alvarez has been something everyone has had. While possibly not an Opening Day candidate for next year, he’s the exact kind of player the offense may need at a position where there are few answers.
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