Tebow, Alonso Among Mets’ Prospects With Major League Spring Training Invites
Each year, Major League Baseball teams invite their top minor league prospects to participate in Spring Training with the big league club. This season will be no different.
The New York Mets have announced that Peter Alonso, Tim Tebow, Andres Gimenez, Anthony Kay and David Peterson will be in Spring Training with the major league ball club starting next month. These ballplayers are considered some of the Mets’ top prospects.
Tim Tebow may have been signed as a publicity stunt but last year he proved he belongs and his former agent, now Mets’ General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen knows it. In 2018, Tebow made the Eastern League All Star team while batting .273 with 36 RBIs and 6 home runs with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. Prior to his season ending injury, Tebow was among the AA leaders in RBIs and home runs.
TIM TEBOW WALK-OFF HOME RUN ON THE FIRST PITCH! pic.twitter.com/O7o7sAoUt2
— Zach Dean (@ZachDeanDBNJ) July 14, 2017
Peter Alonso was named to the 2018 all MiLB team and also won the Joe Bauman Home Run Award, which is given to the Minor League Baseball player who hit the most regular season home runs that year. Alonso led minor league baseball with 36 home runs and 119 RBIs. Alonso figures to be the Mets everyday first basemen by the end of the 2019 season.
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Waking up today with no baseball is really weird… I had such a great time in the @MLBazFallLeague competing against and playing with the best prospects in baseball. I learned a lot from this experience! Can’t wait to get to work and get ready for 2019 Spring Training! #LGM @hoppinphoto
Andres Gimenez is the Mets top prospect according to MLB Pipeline. Gimenez is a 20 year old short stop who batted .281 with 46 RBIs and 38 stolen bases between Single A St. Lucie and Double A Binghamton in 2018. He is expected to be major league ready by 2020.
Mets SS prospect Andres Gimenez gets his 2nd hit of the day! pic.twitter.com/t4UNj6Qh6R
— SNY (@SNYtv) March 23, 2018
The left handed throwing Anthony Kay pitched his first professional season in 2018 after being drafted in 2016 and missing all of the 2016 and 2017 seasons due to Tommy John surgery. He is projected to be a mid-rotation type starter.
Final line tonight for St. Lucie Mets starter Anthony Kay
6 IP, 4 H, 1 R (0 ER), 3 BB, 3 K, 95 pitches/60 strikes
— Michael Mayer (@mikemayerMMO) July 24, 2018
David Peterson is a left handed pitcher who is the Mets 4th ranked prospect heading into 2019. The Mets drafted Peterson in the first round of the 2017 draft and is expected to be major league ready by 2020.
Now officially David Peterson days until Mets pitchers and catchers report. pic.twitter.com/oNXtyVjbxw
— Ernest Dove (@ernestdove) January 17, 2019
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