Three Mets minor league pitchers appeared on Baseball America’s Prospect Hot Sheet this week (Badler, April 11).
Rafael Montero showed up at No. 8 on the list, Jacob deGrom appeared “In The Team Photo,” and Akeel Morris got a note in the “Helium” section.
“Montero toed the Vegas rubber in his first two starts this year and continued to show exceptional command—his 14.0 SO/BB ratio ranks second in the PCL—while striking out one-third of batters faced,” Ben Badler wrote.
The 25-year-old deGrom was mentioned as a future big leaguer, while Morris was mentioned for striking out 11 of the 12 outs he’s recorded this season.