Regardless of everything else going on in the world, the Mets are playing baseball and, that much, makes us happy. Taking things with a grain of salt, let’s take a look at how some of the key prospects are looking in the early going.
Gavin Cecchini, 2B/SS – You may have noticed that the Mets have made the switch and that Cecchini is playing second instead of shortstop. This is because he struggled last year defensively and because a certain uber prospect was nipping at his heels. Through two games he’s 2 for 3 with two extra base hits and 2 walks. If that’s not a good start, I don’t know what is.
Michael Conforto, LF/RF – As we go into spring training we know that Conforto is unfortunately likely to find himself off to Las Vegas to begin the year, unless Alderson finds a take for Jay Bruce. That being said, he’s been hitting the ball very well thus far. In the first game, he not only got a hit off of a lefty, but he hit a homerun, In the second he had a clutch pinch hit and in the third he was 2 for 3 with another homer. Bruce, who?
Dominic Smith, 1B – It’s the first time many of us have seen Smith and he hasn’t gotten many opportunities thus far. His double against the Tigers had to feel good to some people.
Amed Rosario, SS – Rosario was held hitless in his first outing but drew blood with his first hit and first RBI in his second game and followed that up with another hit and another RBI in game three.
Marcos Molina, RHP – There aren’t a ton of peripherals to hang one’s hat on but two innings of hitless and walkless baseball are better than bad.
Rafael Montero, RHP – Montero was the third pitcher to come in against the Red Sox and he managed a couple of strikeouts in his two innings of work. Personally, I had assumed he was no longer a Met.
David Roseboom, LHP – The most surprising thing about Roseboom’s first appearance is that he managed two full innings. With Josh Edgin struggling to return to form, Roseboom is the internal option for lefty relief work.