Nieuwenhuis and Plawecki are currently with Triple-A Las Vegas, while Goeddel - who hasn't pitched for the Mets since June 11 due to injury - is rehabbing with Double-A Binghamton.
Plawecki started the majority of the time with the Mets during both of Travis d'Arnaud's disabled list stints, hitting .228 with a .283 OBP and .296 SL, including two home runs and 17 RBI in 62 games.
Double-A LHP Josh Smoker is not expected to be promoted, according to Alderson.
Matthew Cerrone: Goeddel, Kirk and Plawecki make total sense. I'm willing to bet Dario Alvarez and Eric Young Jr. will be promoted too, and maybe Bobby Parnell. However, I'm surprised there is no mention of Dillon Gee and Vic Black, mostly because they're veterans, they've played a role in this team's success and it would be nice to see them share in what's going on now, but also because they solve two needs, which is a spot starter and another bullpen arm. Who knows, maybe that will eventually change?
That said, there is no much room for Smoker, so I guess it makes sense to leave him off. He’s not on the 40-man roster, so that essentially seals his fate. But, he hasn't pitched very well to left-handed hitters, depite him being a left-handed reliever. So, I don't know what his role would be, even if he was currently on the 40-man. Instead, it makes sense to leave him where he is, though I do believe he'll be a big topic of conversation next spring...