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6 New York Mets Prospects Who Will Make Their MLB Debuts Before All-Star Break

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6 New York Mets Prospects Who Will Make Their MLB Debuts Before All-Star Break

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The New York Mets have slowly been building one of the best farm systems in baseball over the last few years. However, outside of catcher Travis d'Arnaud, many of the team’s top prospects were excluded from the 25-man Opening Day roster. But it won’t take long before several of the Mets’ top prospects start to appear in the big leagues. Here are six prospects who will make their major league debuts before the All-Star break.

6. Rafael Montero

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6. Rafael Montero

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Montero is already a polished pitcher who's too good to stay in triple-A all season. With some uncertainty at the back-end of the Mets rotation and in their bullpen, Montero could be one of the first pitchers the Mets call up this season when they need someone. When he does get to the big leagues, there's a good chance he'll stay there.

5. Jeff Walters

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5. Jeff Walters

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With the issues in the Mets' bullpen, there could be a lot of turnover early in the season, and that means Walters getting a chance in the big leagues after being a dominant closer in double-A last season.

4. Jack Leathersich

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4. Jack Leathersich

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If John Lannan doesn't work out as a reliever, and there's a good chance that'll be the case, the Mets will need a second lefty in the bullpen. Leathersich may be the best candidate they have right now. If he can keep his walks to a minimum in the minors this season, he'll be up in the big leagues by mid-season.

3. Eric Campbell

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3. Eric Campbell

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After a great spring, Campbell is definitely on the Mets' radar. Armed with versatility to play all four corner positions, if the team needs a right-handed bat off the bench, Campbell will be the guy they bring up.

2. Cesar Puello

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2. Cesar Puello

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After an exceptional season in double-A last year, Puello is real close to the big leagues. After making a strong impression during Spring Training, he's likely the first outfielder in line for a promotion when the Mets need someone, so he should get at least a cup of coffee in the big leagues sometime before the All-Star break.

1. Jacob deGrom

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1. Jacob deGrom

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If the Mets need a spot start early in the season, deGrom will likely be the choice as he's already on the 40-man roster and will be easy to send back to the minors afterwards. DeGrom is also someone who may be able to help out of the bullpen if the Mets need to dip into the minors for help, which means he will appear in the big leagues in some capacity within the first few months of the season.