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10 New York Mets Prospects Who Had An Impressive April

10 New York Mets Prospects Who Had An Impressive April

10 New York Mets Prospects Who Had An Impressive April
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One month into the 2014 season, the New York Mets have had one of the best farm systems in baseball at least in terms of wins and losses. Several of the team’s top prospects are off to a good start, which has fueled wins for all of their farm clubs. Here are 10 Mets prospects who have been the most impressive during the month of April.

10. Matt Reynolds, Shortstop

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10. Matt Reynolds, Shortstop

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In his third season with the Mets, Reynolds is finally hitting after moving up to double-A this year. He slashed .373/.455/.440 in April, which is a welcomed sight after the Mets used a second-round pick on him in 2012. If he can keep that up and handle the defensive rigors of shortstop, he'll have a future in the big leagues, at least as a utility player.

9. Phillip Evans, Shortstop

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9. Phillip Evans, Shortstop

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Evans has been one of the Mets' more disappointing prospects over the last two seasons, but he's started to rebound this season with a line of .295/.340/.386. He has a long way to go, and he may not stick at shortstop, but this is a step in the right direction for a player the Mets paid over-money to back in 2011.

8. Robert Whalen, Pitcher

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8. Robert Whalen, Pitcher

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Whalen was a sleeper in the Mets' system coming into 2014 as he started to draw rave reviews as having one of the best curveballs in the system, and now he's starting to break out as one of the Mets' top young pitchers. He has a 1.93 ERA through his first 14 innings this season, and has averaged a strikeout per inning.

7. Akeel Morris, Pitcher

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7. Akeel Morris, Pitcher

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Morris picked up where he left off last year, blowing hitters away. He has 23 strikeouts in 14.2 innings in April. He's only allowed 13 base runners and has yet to surrender a run. The biggest issue with Morris is making sure he throw strikes; if he can limit his walks, he'll quickly earn a promotion and could put himself on the fast track to the big leagues as a reliever.

6. Eric Campbell, Utility Player

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6. Eric Campbell, Utility Player

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After an impressive Spring Training, Campbell has continued to hit in triple-A, putting up a slash of .340/.426/.509, with three home runs, nine doubles, and 22 RBIs. If he keeps it up, it'll be hard for the Mets to keep him in the minors, especially with Josh Satin off to a slow start and Campbell being able to provide more power off the bench.

5. Matthew Bowman, Pitcher

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5. Matthew Bowman, Pitcher

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Bowman has a WHIP of 1.00 and an ERA of 1.04 a month into the season, all while striking out a batter per inning. He fits the mold of a pitcher who might struggle in the upper levels, but Bowman has not only handled double-A, he's excelling at it and looking like he could be a legitimate prospect.

4. Robert Gsellman, Pitcher

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4. Robert Gsellman, Pitcher

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Gsellman had an impressive 2013 season, and he continues to break out as one of the Mets' top young pitchers. Through four starts in low-A ball, he has a 1.48 ERA, and has improved his performance with runners on base.

3. Jacob deGrom, Pitcher

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3. Jacob deGrom, Pitcher

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Through his first five starts of the season, deGrom has been marvelous, putting up a 3-0 record and a 1.93 ERA. He's allowed one or fewer runs in three of his five starts, and looks like someone who could be in the big leagues helping the Mets win games real soon.

2. Steven Matz, Pitcher

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2. Steven Matz, Pitcher

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Matz is off to a great start in 2014 with a 1.88 ERA through his first five starts. He appears too good for the Florida State League, and it's only a matter of time until Matz gets a promotion to double-A, meaning that if things go well and he stays healthy, he could be in triple-A knocking on the door to the big leagues this time next year.

1. Brandon Nimmo, Outfielder

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1. Brandon Nimmo, Outfielder

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Nimmo has arguably been the best hitter in the Florida State League during the first month of the season. He has a slash of .384/.508/.515 and has already equaled his home run total from last year. He already has the plate discipline that the Mets want to see, and the power is starting to come, as Nimmo has been the Mets' most impressive prospect during the first month of the 2014 season.