The Mets made their first cuts of spring training on Friday, optioning four players to minor league camp and re-assigning seven others.
Among the most notable cuts were three of the team's top 15 prospects -- right-handed pitchers Franklyn Kilome and Jordan Humphreys and left-handed pitcher Thomas Szapucki. All three pitchers are already on the team's 40-man roster.
The players who were re-assigned to minor league camp were right-handed pitchers Matt Blackham, Stephen Nogosek, Nick Rumbelow, and Francisco Rios, catchers Austin Bossart and David Rodríguez, and outfielder Tim Tebow.
Notably absent from the first cuts were infielder Andres Gimenez, left-handed pitcher David Peterson, and right-handed reliever Ryley Gilliam -- three prospects who will likely open the year in the upper levels of the minors and could contribute at the big league level at some point in 2020.
More rounds of cuts will be coming as the Mets get closer to Opening Day, which is on March 26 at Citi Field against the Nationals.