New York Mets reassign 19 players from major league camp

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Mar 23, 2019; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; A view of the Grapefruit League logo on the hat of New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (24) prior to the game against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The competition in the New York Mets’ camp is fierce, as young guns and veterans alike are giving everything they have for a roster spot in the major league team. Everybody wants to be there on Opening Day, but it’s just not possible, as the roster size is only 26.

That’s why the Mets made its first round of cuts from big league camp, reassigning a total of 19 players, including top prospects Ronny Mauricio (shortstop), Brett Baty (third baseman), and Matt Allan (starting pitcher.)

Each of them made an impression with the Mets’ coaching staff, and in the specific case of Allan, he is taking valuable advice and direct contact with perhaps the majors’ best pitcher in Jacob deGrom, who the team assigned to take the rookie under his wing.

The New York Mets now have 53 players in their major league camp.

The list of Mets’ reassigned players

According to SNY, top catching prospect Francisco Alvarez and 2020 first-round pick, speedy center fielder Pete Crow-Armstrong, are also among the reassigned players.

Additionally, the team made the announcement that pitchers Franklyn Kilome, Sean Reid-Foley and Thomas Szapucki have been optioned to the Triple-A roster.

Here’s the full list of reassigned players:

RHP Matt Allan

RHP Oscar de la Cruz

RHP Ryley Gilliam

RHP JT Ginn

RHP Harol Gonzalez

RHP Trevor Hildenberger

RHP Tylor Megill

RHP Stephen Nogosek

RHP Marcel Renteria

RHP Jared Robinson

LHP Tom Windle

C Francisco Alvarez

OF Pete Crow-Armstrong

INF Brett Baty

OF Drew Ferguson

INF Ronny Mauricio

C Nick Meyer

C Hayden Senger

INF Mark Vientos

In many cases, such as Alvarez, Baty, Crow-Armstrong, Vientos, Mauricio, Ginn, and Allan, they are top prospects that should be important contributors for the Mets within the next couple of years or used as trade bait to bring more players in the future.