The Mets top three minor league free agents this offseason were Nabil Crismatt, Levi Michael, and Jhoan Urena. All three players have signed minor league deals with other organizations. With all three of these players likely ticketed for Syracuse next year, the Mets are going to have to find three replacements for all of these players.
Crismatt was MMN‘s 17th ranked prospect. The undrafted free agent made 27 starts between Binghamton and Las Vegas. He was 11-10 with a 5.00 ERA, 2.069 WHIP, and an 8.8 K/9. The 24 year old change-up specialist has signed a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners.
Michael was a former first round pick of the Minnesota Twins. He came to the Mets last year and predominantly played for Binghamton. The Eastern League Mid-Season and Postseason All-Star hit .306/.391/.467 with 30 doubles, two triples, 10 homers, and 36 RBI with 13 stolen bases. The 27 year old infielder singed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants.
Urena was signed by the Mets out of the Dominican Republic as a 17 year old. The promising switch hitter had hand injuries and was not able to stick at third base. As an outfielder for Binghamton last year, the 23 year old hit .261/.324/.418 with 20 doubles, two triples, 14 homers, and 63 RBI. He signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Angels.
In addition to this trio, other notable minor league free agents are Zach Borenstein, Bryce Brentz, and Ty Kelly. Ultimately, it appears the Syracuse Mets roster will look much different than how the Las Vegas 51s roster looked last year.