Today the New York Mets announced they plan to promote highly touted right handed pitching prospect Rafael Montero this week, likely to start Wednesday night’s game against the New York Yankees.
Montero, the second ranked prospect in the Mets’ farm system, has started the season 4-1 with a 3.67 ERA for the team’s Las Vegas AAA affiliate.
The 23 year old has yet to appear at the big league level, but his promotion will be a continuation of the Mets’ plans to bring their talented young arms up from the minors to the Major League level. Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler and Jenrry Mejia have already made impacts at the big league level, and fellow prospects Noah Syndergaard and Jacob de Grom seem to be on their way to the Mets at some point this year.
Mejia will be moved from his starting rotation spot to to the bullpen to make room for Montero, a move that should absolutely benefit the Mets’ terrible ‘pen. The organization believes that Mejia can be a late game presence in relief, something that is desperately needed in this franchise.
It has also been reported that de Grom could find his way into the Mets’ bullpen very soon as well, adding another young arm to a corps that has failed to do the job early this season.
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