Even while dealing with a slew of pitching injuries, the new-look New York Mets are rolling to kick off the year. New York touts the best record in the National League even with Jacon deGrom and Max Scherzer sidelined.
Fortunately, the good times are not reserved for only the MLB squad. On Tuesday, a pair of top Mets prospects earned important Minor League promotions.
Mets Jake Mangum
Mets insider Michael Baron reported No. 22 prospect Jake Mangum and No 7. Khalil Lee were promoted to Triple-A Syracuse.
Mangum, a fourth-round selection back in 2019, reaches his highest level of pro ball with Syracuse after jumping on Double-A pitching with a .283/.353/.408 slash line. The versatile outfielder hit .294 in 75 Double-A games a year ago.
Mets Khalil Lee
Lee's story is a bit more convoluted. The highly-touted speedy outfielder enjoyed a cup of coffee in the big leagues a year ago, playing in 11 games before kicking off the year at Syracuse. His hitting struggled mightily (.149/.276/.189) an ultimately led to a shocking 8-game demotion back to High-A.
Baron called this a "reboot of sorts" in his Twitter comments.
Lee is back up at Triple-A and hoping to showcase his improved swing at the plate. After all, he's a top prospect and has the potential to be a long-term contributor at the MLB level, if he can put everything together. The former Kansas City Royals third-round pick touts a plus-arm and above-average walk rate.
The Mets will keep it rolling with their big league roster after this hot start. FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds show New York at +850 (4th) to win the 2022 World Series. It doesn't hurt one bit to see that the future is bright.
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