Mets Sign Impressive List of International Prospects
While a lockout has the start of the 2022 MLB season up in the air, that hasn't stopped the New York Mets from bolstering their prospect cupboard.
The Mets announced on Saturday that they have signed the following international prospects: CF Simon Juan (Dominican Republic), CF Willy Fañas (Dominican Republic) and SS D'Angelo Sarmiento (Venezuela).
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According to MLB insider Jon Heyman, since Simon is a top-20 prospect, he'll be making $1.9 million. Meanwhile, Faña will make $1.5 million.
While there aren't a lot of stats out there for Simon since he's just 16 years old, his MLB prospect profile describes him as a "young George Springer and a young Byron Buxton." If he can become even somewhat close to those players, the Mets will have someone special on their hands.
Meanwhile, Fañas is also projected to be a top-20 prospect for the Mets. The 17-year-old outfield will turn 18 in the coming weeks and is seen as a five-tool player who can also switch hit, making him instantly valuable to New York.
There also isn't too much information out there on D'Angelo Sarmiento. Francisco Lindor is still expected to be the Mets shortstop of the future with his 10-year extension kicking in this season, however, having the extra depth is never a bad idea — especially if the veteran sees some decline.
Expectations are high for the Mets this season. They are currently tied with the Chicago White Sox for third-best odds (+1100) to win this year's World Series.
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