3 Mets Prospects That May Make the Team with Strong Spring Trainings

While 2024 may not be a year Steve Cohen is going all in, a few prospects may provide some excitement for the future.

Sep 17, 2023; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets owner Steve Cohen on the field before a
Sep 17, 2023; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets owner Steve Cohen on the field before a / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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The 2024 season is a fascinating one for the New York Mets as the team has made it clear that they don't plan on pushing for a playoff spot with a lackluster offseason. This comes as no shock as the Mets traded Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander with the goal of competing again in 2025. While the Mets haven't brought in any marquee players there are a few prospects that may burst onto the scene with a strong showing in Spring Training.

3. Mike Vasil - Right Handed Pitcher - 23 years old

As the Mets prepare for the upcoming season, the team's pitching rotation is far worse than the group they entered 2023 with. This creates an opportunity for a player like Mike Vasil to make the opening-day roster. Outside of Kodai Senga, there are major question marks in the rest of the group.

Mike Vasil may have a leg up on another prospect we'll touch on later due to his experience in AAA. In 16 games in Syracuse, Vasil pitched to a 4-4 record with a 5.30 ERA. The biggest issue for Vasil was walking batters while his strikeout rate and homerun rate both have given the Mets plenty to be excited about.

A strong spring training from Vasil could give the Mets a tough decision as the team could let the prospect get some run in the big leagues rather than one of the veteran offseason signings. The biggest benefit for Vasil is his experience which has him in line for either an immediate role or as a spot starter once the pitching staff suffers an injury.