Spring Training is always a good chance to look at a team's top prospects, and the Mets will have no shortage of young talent in Port St. Lucie this year.
One of the most intriguing players is the team's top prospect (according to MLB.com) in SS Andres Gimenez, and he was seen fielding grounders and taking batting practice at the team facility on Saturday.
The 20-year-old played in High-A and Double-A ball last season, where he hit .282 and .277 respectively. He is highly regarded for not just his success at the plate, but he is a sure-handed defender as well.
"Gimenez reached Double-A as a teenager, partially because of an advanced approach at the plate, but also because of his glovework at the premium position," MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo wrote after Gimenez was named to MLB Pipeline's 2019 All-Defense team. "He has the hands, arms, range and internal clock to play the position long-term, even if he has to slide over to second in deference to Amed Rosario."
It is expected that Gimenez begins the year in Double-A, and could see a promotion to Triple-A Syracuse at some point as well.