Great to see New York Mets prospect Jeff McNeil in camp today after missing almost the entire 2016 season because of sports hernia and hip surgery.
Left-handed relief prospect Alberto Baldonado struggled with walks in 2016 issuing 31 in 59.2 innings but also strukc out 68 in that time span between the St. Lucie Mets and the Binghamton Mets.
Third base prospect David Thompson led the entire Mets farm system in 2016 with 95 RBI. He slashed .280/.333/.444 in 116 games between the Columbia Fireflies and the St. Lucie Mets.
Mets top lefty pitching prospect Thomas Szapucki left in the middle of warm ups with a trainer and never returned to the field. Let’s hope it wasn’t anything serious. Szapucki struck out a ridiculous 86 batters in 52 innings during the 2016 season.
Corner infielder Matt Oberste was the 2016 Eastern League All-Star game MVP after going 4 for 5 with four RBI in the game. He hit .283/.340/.409 with 21 doubles, nine home runs and 54 RBI for the Binghamton Mets.
All photos were taken by Ed Delany