40) Most valuable player in the Mets organization - Zach Greene
One of the more fascinating players to watch this spring training, Greene might not even be in the organization in a few weeks. The 26-year-old relief pitcher spent the previous years of his career in the Yankees organization until the Mets selected him in this year’s Rule 5 draft. If the Mets don’t have him on the MLB roster for the entire 2023 season, then he will be offered back to the Yankees. A 3.42 ERA last year in 48 games and 68.1 innings at Triple-A Greene certainly could turn into a valuable bullpen piece if he makes the roster. Or, he could be back in pinstripes in a month.
39) Most valuable player in the Mets organization - Stephen Nogosek
Nogosek’s first appearance as a Met was all the way back in 2019, but the 2022 season was the first time he really experienced any success. Over 12 games and 22 innings he gave up just six earned runs, good for a 2.45 ERA. Unfortunately, Nogosek doesn’t have any minor league options remaining, so it might be a bit more difficult to get him on the roster this season. With that said, a good spring training could get him a place at the back of the bullpen.
38) Most valuable player in the Mets organization - Joel Díaz
Díaz did not have a good 2022 season. He spent the entire year in Low-A and put up a 5.86 ERA over 55.1 innings. His strikeout numbers weren’t crazy and his walk numbers weren’t good either. However, his 2021 season in rookie ball was off the charts. In 50.1 innings he gave up just three earned runs. Three. That’s a 0.54 ERA. He struck out 63 batters to just nine walks, and was overall just dominant. The 2022 season was obviously a big step in the wrong direction for the No. 12 organizational prospect, but he’s shown he can dominate before.
37) Most valuable player in the Mets organization - Bryce Montes de Oca
Montes de Oca is a flamethrower. Now that Jacob deGrom is a Texas Ranger, the only Met who can even rival his velocity is Edwin Diaz. His fastball sits around 100 MPH with good drop, and his cutter has a crazy combination of movement and velocity. He had a short three-game stint with the Mets last season and wasn’t great, giving up four earned runs in 3.1 innings, but that’s a small sample size. In 51.1 innings between Double-A and Triple-A last season, he put up a 3.33 ERA and struck out 80 batters.
36) Most valuable player in the Mets organization - Mike Vasil
An 8th-round pick in the 2021 draft, Vasil pitched pretty well last year in his first full season of minor league baseball. It was almost an even split of his innings between Low-A and High-A, and he struggled a bit at the higher level. In nine appearances at Low-A he posted a 2.19 ERA, but in eight appearances at High-A it climbed to 5.13. Overall his ERA was in the mid-3s for the year and it was a nice step forward, bumping him to the No. 11 organizational prospect spot.