The New York Mets reportedly sent scouts to see 20-year-old New York Yankees fast-rising prospect Deivi Garcia.
The 20-year-old pitcher performed in the Futures Game last week in Cleveland and is now the youngest player to play in Triple-A. According to Andy Martino of SNY, the Mets scouted Garcia on Monday.
“The Mets are sending their most trusted evaluator, former GM Omar Minaya, to scout the Triple-A debut of Yankees pitching prospect Deivi Garcia on Monday night, according to major league sources,” Martino wrote.
Garcia went five innings, allowing six hits and three runs. He struck out six and only allowed one walk. It wasn’t his best start of the season, but it wasn’t a bad way to make his presence known in Triple-A.
Zack Wheeler is one pitcher the Mets will be looking to trade away before the deadline. He’s in the final year of his current contract with the Mets.
Wheeler’s trade value may have decreased as well, due to the fact that he landed on the injured list on Monday with shoulder fatigue.
The Yankees aren’t going to trade a high-level prospect like Garcia for a rental player with some injury questions.
Therefore, the only way realistic way for the Mets to acquire Garcia will involve Noah Syndergaard. according to Martino, the Mets are wary of training Syndergaard during the season.
Moreover, the Yankees and Mets have always avoided trading with another in the past. It’s hard to envision a blockbuster deal involving Syndergaard happening before the trade deadline.