Mets Cut First Batch of Players From Spring Training Roster

The New York Mets cut multiple top prospects on Sunday as they prepare for the 2024 regular season.

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With MLB Opening Day set for first pitch later this month, the New York Mets are starting to pair down their roster in Spring Training. Anthony DiComo of reported Sunday morning that New York cut 10 players from camp, including top prospects Kevin Parada, Luisangel Acuna, Drew Gilbert, and Mike Vasil. 

The 22-year-old Parada finished the 2023 season in Double-A Binghamton after beginning the year at Single-A St. Lucie. Parada hit .248 with 14 home runs and 54 RBI across three minor league levels last season.

Meanwhile, the 21-year-old Acuna was acquired last year at the trade deadline from the Texas Rangers in the Max Scherzer deal. The younger brother of Braves superstar Ronald Acuna Jr. hit .243 with two home runs and 12 RBI in 37 games at Double-A Binghamton. Luisangel had better numbers in Double-A Frisco, slugging .315 with seven home runs and 51 RBI.

The Mets optioned Acuna to Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday, which could be a sign that he could see him with the big league sometime this season. Out of the 10 players that the Mets cut, eight of them are on the 40-man roster.

Mets fans will get another chance to see the future stars of tomorrow as they will likely play in MLB’s Spring Breakout. It is a new event that will highlight the best prospects across the majors for each organization.

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