Mets top three pitching prospects continue to pitch well

Posted: June 14, 2013 in Future Mets, News, Opinion
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By Steven Inman

Noah Syndergaard

Noah Syndergaard

Sandy Alderson’s plan has been and will continue to be developing the Mets young arms in an effort to have a dynamic yet cheap starting rotation. Matt Harvey and Jon Niese are already in place and the Mets top pitching prospects Zack Wheeler, Rafael Montero and Noah Syndergaard have spots waiting for them.

Wheeler pitched well Thursday night vs. Tacoma in what is considered to be his final minor league start. Wheeler gave up just one run against a Triple A team that has scored more runs than anyone else. Wheeler is expected to pitch the night half of a double header on Tuesday in Atlanta for the Mets.

Montero has been promoted to Triple A Las Vegas and will start on Saturday. Montero, 22, had made one spot start for Vegas and pitched well earlier this year. If he pitches well in Vegas and that’s a big if with the way pitchers have fared there, then he can be in position to be in the Mets rotation later this season. No Mets prospect has had their stock go up more in the last calendar year than Rafael Montero.

Zack Wheeler looks ready for the big leagues

Zack Wheeler looks ready for the big leagues

Syndergaard who the Mets got from the Blue Jays in the R.A. Dickey trade has pitched very well for Port St. Lucie. He could be in line to get a promotion to Double AA Binghamton in a few weeks. While Syndergaard is further away, he too has a very good arm and is considered a top 30 prospect in the game.

Keep in mind that the Mets got Syndergaard and Travis d’Arnaud for R.A. Dickey, who has given up more earned runs than anyone else in baseball through the first 65 games or so. Dickey is 5-8 with a 5.11 ERA in 88 innings for the Blue Jays this season.

The Mets can use one of these guys as trade bait or can put them all together for what could be one of the best young rotations in baseball.

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