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10 New York Mets Prospects Who Had A Strong August

10 New York Mets Prospects Who Had A Strong August

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The minor league season is winding down as we move into September and the New York Mets' farm system continues to be strong from top to bottom. Aside from sending three affiliates to the postseason, there’s been no shortage of strong individual performances among Mets prospects, and here are 10 players that stood out during the month of August.

10. Brad Wieck, P

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10. Brad Wieck, P

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The lefty Brad Wieck struck out 19 in 10.1 innings during the month of August, while allowing just one run the entire month. He's only pitching out of the bullpen after the Mets drafted him this year out of college, and he's had a nice pro debut for Brooklyn, getting better as the season has gone on.

9. T.J. Rivera, SS

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9. T.J. Rivera, SS

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T.J. Rivera followed up a great July with an even better August in double-A, hitting .379/.415/.425. If the Mets didn't have so many other middle infielders, he might be worth calling up in September, as he's certainly deserved it after such a great season. Rivera still isn't much of a prospect at age 25, but his production should not be ignored.

8. L.J. Mazzilli, 2B

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8. L.J. Mazzilli, 2B

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L.J. Mazzilli has been solid all season across two levels of A-ball, but he really caught fire in August, hitting a line of .342/.383/.459. For Mazzilli, it was a great way to finish his first full season as a professional, and as a reward he's getting a promotion all the way to triple-A for the minor league postseason.

7. Vicente Lupo, OF

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7. Vicente Lupo, OF

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After a modest June and July, Vicente Lupo exploded in August, hitting .338/.488/.708, which gave him an OPS of nearly 1.200. Six of Lupo's seven home runs this season came in August, and this one great month may be enough to put him back on the prospect radar after a modest 2013 season in his first year playing stateside after wreaking havoc in the Dominican Summer league back in 2012.

6. Casey Meisner, P

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6. Casey Meisner, P

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Casey Meisner has been up and down all season, but he shook off a terrible July and had a great August, going 3-0 with a 1.75 ERA. He also struck out more than a batter per inning and had a WHIP of 1.09 in August. Despite his inconsistencies, Meisner's strong finish to the season is a good sign for his future.

5. Jayce Boyd, 1B

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5. Jayce Boyd, 1B

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Jayce Boyd has slowly come along this season and is looking to end the season strong after an August line of .378/.472 /589. The biggest key for Boyd moving forward is hitting for power, and in August, he had 12 extra-base hits, including three home runs. He'll need to hit the ball out of the ballpark more frequently next season, but he's definitely showing signs of being able to do that late this season.

4. Corey Oswalt, P

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4. Corey Oswalt, P

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Corey Oswalt has been good all season, but he had his best month in August. Over the past month, he threw 29 innings over five starts and put up an ERA of 1.86. He was one of the Mets' best pitching prospects in the lower levels this season, and Oswalt certainly closed out his 2014 season on a high note.

3. Matt Reynolds, SS

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3. Matt Reynolds, SS

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Matt Reynolds has swung the bat well all season, but August may be his best month yet. In August, Reynolds hit .353/.404/.521 with 12 extra-base hits. In lieu of a September call-up, the Mets are sending Reynolds to the Arizona Fall League, and if all goes well there, he'll be competing for a major league roster spot next spring.

2. Marcos Molina, P

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2. Marcos Molina, P

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Marcos Molina gave up a few more runs in August than he has the last couple of months, but he also struck out 50 batters in 34.2 innings across five starts. He simply blew away New York Penn League hitters all month, putting up a WHIP of 0.81. He's definitely ready for a level that's more challenging and will be a fascinating pitcher to watch in 2015.

1. Steven Matz, P

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1. Steven Matz, P

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Steven Matz has been great all season, but in his five starts in August, he put up an ERA of 0.90. He also struck out 32 in 30 innings and had a WHIP under one. His numbers the second half of the season in double-A have been even better than what he did the first half of the season in A-ball, and he's performed like someone who's going to be in the big leagues at some point in 2015, perhaps sooner rather than later.