Also on the list: pitchers Chasen Bradford, P.J. Conlon, Kevin McGowan, David Roseboom, Paul Sewald, Corey Taylor and Logan Taylor; catcher Xorge Carrillo; infielders Phillip Evans and Luis Guillorme (Mets’ No. 20 prospect); and outfielders Champ Stuart and Travis Taijeron.
Smith, 21, broke out last year with a .302 average and .824 OPS at Double-A Binghamton, after receiving his first invite to Spring Training earlier in the year. He should start this season at Triple-A Las Vegas, with a chance to become the Mets’ everyday first baseman as soon as 2018.
Top Prospects: Conlon, NYM
Top Prospects: P.J. Conlon, LHP, Mets
2016 MLB.com Top Prospects: P.J. Conlon’s fastball will be in the 86-90 mph range and he’ll occasionally flash an average curve and slider
Other non-roster highlights include Conlon, the Mets’ 26th-ranked prospect and 2016 organizational pitcher of the year, and Sewald, who struck out 80 batters in 65 2/3 innings last year at Las Vegas. Stuart is a 24-year-old Bahamian player known for his standout defense.
Other Mets prospects, including top-rated shortstop Amed Rosario, receive automatic invites to big league camp due to their status as 40-man roster players.
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Source: Mets News / Smith heads list of Mets’ 13 NRI additions