Toby Hyde, Contributor
Top Mets prospects CF Brandon Nimmo, LHP Steven Matz and 2B/SS Dilson Herrera moved from Single-A to Double-A this past week.
The Mets were so excited about the moves, team COO Jeff Wilpon journeyed to Binghamton to watch Nimmo and Herrera’s B-Mets debut.
Why now? The second half began Thursday in the South Atlantic League and the Florida State League. The Mets have made a habit of 1) trying hard to win half titles to put their affiliates in the playoffs and 2) allow their prospects to play in All-Star games.
The South Atlantic League’s first half ended Sunday – the Mets Low-A affiliate Sand Gnats won the first half comfortably – and played its All-Star game on Tuesday. The Florida State League played their All-Star game last Saturday, and ended the first half on Wednesday with St. Lucie chasing a playoff spot to the final day of the half before ultimately falling just one game short.
The Mets held these two affiliates together for their playoff run, so on Thursday, the dam broke. So, what happened and who moved? >> Read more about Mets promotions and what’s next at SNY’s Mets Minors.