January 18, 2021

Mets prospects Francisco Alvarez, Matt Allan put in 60-player pool (New York Post)

PHILADELPHIA — The Mets injected talented youth into their 60-player pool Saturday.

Two of the organization’s top prospects, catcher Francisco Alvarez and pitcher Matt Allan, were assigned to the Mets’ alternate training site in Brooklyn, mostly to receive work in the absence of a minor league season.

But manager Luis Rojas suggested that both could be in play if the Mets need help at the major league level this season.

“It’s great depth for us,” Rojas said before the Mets lost to the Phillies, 6-2, at Citizens Bank Park. “Knowing the depth that we created and the guys that we put on the site that have the MLB experience, the balance is great with those two additions now to that. If we feel they can come and help the team win at some point, definitely they can come and do that.”

Alvarez, 18, posted a .916 OPS last season at the Rookie level. Allan, 19, is regarded as the organization’s top pitching prospect. He was selected in the third round of last year’s draft and went 1-0 with a 2.61 ERA in six appearances between the Gulf Coast Mets and Brooklyn.

Matt Allan
Matt AllanAP

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