5 New York Mets Prospects Who Struggled In June

5 New York Mets Prospects Who Struggled In June

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Despite the New York Mets’ farm clubs continuing to have a lot of success in terms of wins and losses, several notable prospects are continuing to have up-and-down seasons. Even though all of these players have had success at some point during the season, here are five Mets prospects who struggled during the month of June.

5. Noah Syndergaard, Pitcher

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5. Noah Syndergaard, Pitcher

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June was not kind to Syndergaard, who racked up a 9.98 ERA in four starts, with opposing hitters batting .328 against him. He's taken a step back during the first half of the season, and now it's time for him to make adjustments and reassert himself as a top pitching prospect in the second half of the season. He's nowhere close to being ready for the big leagues at this point.

4. Matt Koch, Pitcher

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4. Matt Koch, Pitcher

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A lack of strikeouts finally started to catch up with Koch, who had a 5.65 ERA during the month of June. Koch likely projects as a reliever down the line, but he's going to have to start missing more bats if he's going to keep moving through the farm system. The Mets certainly expected a little more from their third-round pick in 2012.

3. Jayce Boyd, First Base

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3. Jayce Boyd, First Base

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Boyd had a nice May, but he was down against in June, putting up a line of .229/.273/.277. His inconsistency this season, as well as his lack of power, has caused his prospect stock to take a hit after such a promising 2013 season.

2. Luis Cessa, Pitcher

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2. Luis Cessa, Pitcher

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Cessa is another player who had a great May, only to take a big step back in June, putting up a 7.23 ERA in four starts. Oddly enough, his strikeout rate rose significantly in June, but he was far too hittable, and his inconsistency this season has hurt his prospect status.

1. Cesar Puello, Outfield

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1. Cesar Puello, Outfield

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Puello's status as a prospect continues to dissolve after a disastrous June that ended with him going to the DL. He hit .137/.313/.255 in June, and while the increased number of walks is nice to see, he hasn't hit at all this season. If he doesn't find a way to bounce back in the second half of the season, the end of the line could be near for him.

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