5 New York Mets Prospects Who Had a Disappointing May

5 New York Mets Prospects Who Had a Disappointing May

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For the most part, the New York Mets’ farm system had a great month of May, with several prospects excelling. Of course, it wasn’t a great month by everybody, as a few key prospects had a down month. Here are five Mets prospects who had a disappointing month of May.

Hansel Robles, Pitcher

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Hansel Robles, Pitcher

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Opposing batters hit nearly .300 against Robles in May, as he had an ERA of 6.49 in five starts. He had a rather impressive April and had two real good starts in May, but he was knocked around quite a bit in three of his last five starts, and that kind of inconsistency is not good for a pitcher who's almost 24, and who the Mets were hoping would move quickly through the system and contribute sooner rather than later.

Matthew Bowman, Pitcher

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Matthew Bowman

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Bowman had two starts during the month of May in which he struck out 12 batters, but he also ran up an ERA of 6.00 during the month after a phenomenal April. Even when he's striking out a lot of batters, he's been hittable, and that inconsistency is frustrating to see.

Cory Vaughn, Outfield

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Cory Vaughn, Outfield

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Vaughn's April was a disaster, and his May wasn't much better. He hit for the same average (.176), and he had a lower OBP despite a higher slugging percentage. His strikeout rate is nothing short of outrageous, especially when he's not hitting or providing much power. If Vaughn doesn't turn it around soon, this could be the end of the line for him.

Domingo Tapia, Pitcher

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Domingo Tapia, Pitcher

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After a promising April, Tapia has once again been plagued by inconsistency. He's walking more batters and been a lot more hittable, despite being a ground-ball machine. His overall numbers this season aren't bad, but he needs to be more consistent and do a better job of limiting his walks.

Jeff Walters, Pitcher

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Jeff Walters, Pitcher

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After a terrible April, Walters continues to be arguably the most disappointing prospect in the Mets' system. In 8.1 innings in May, his ERA was 12.96, raising his ERA on the season to 9.82. It doesn't look like Walters will be ready for the big leagues any time soon, and he risks losing his spot on the 40-man roster at some point this year if he doesn't get things turned around.