The Mets' have their top young pitchers assembled in Queens (well, technically out in Los Angeles this week to face the Dodgers). That leaves a lot of prospects -- hitters -- still working in the minors to catch up to their hurler organization-mates. And many of the top young talents are hitting stride in the minors after a month and a half of action.
Here's a brief look at New York's top prospects and how they've fared down on the farm so far:
Dominic Smith, Double-A Binghamton
The Mets' 20-year-old first baseman seems to be on the fast track to the big leagues. The 2013 first round pick is batting .289 through his first 30 games and has lived up to the hype of being one of the best pure hitters in his draft class.
Amed Rosario, Single-A Port St. Lucie
Another 20-year-old hitting phenom, Rosario is wowing scouts with his hitting for average and his speed. Batting at a .331 clip, the shortstop has seven stolen bases and six triples in 30 games down in Florida.
Gavin Cecchini, Triple-A Las Vegas
Cecchini is the closest to big-league ready of the bunch, boasting a .294 batting average in the highest level of minor league ball. He plays solid defense at shortstop, but could also shift to second or be a utility man if the Mets call on him to do so.
Brandon Nimmo, Triple-A Las Vegas
Nimmo has been touted as a smart, disciplined hitter and has been carrying his weight as a Triple-A outfielder out west. He has hit .274 and has been a solid middle-of-the-order bat.
Wuilmer Becerra, Single-A Port St. Lucie
The Venezuelan once signed a seven-figure deal when drafted by the Blue Jays and has surged in high-A ball, batting at .404 after 25 games.