Every year the experts at Baseball America and MLB Pipeline compile their lists of the top 100 prospects in the minors and the top 20 for each major league team. Some of these players do make the show, but many never make it out of low minors. While Mets fans anxiously awaited the arrivals of top prospects Noah Syndergaard and Michael Conforto in 2015, there’s a core of players that will never see Citi Field unless they buy a ticket. Here’s one of the 10 worst prospects in the Mets system in 2015.
Expected to stay in organized baseball for a clutch bat that made him the Mets’ sixth-round pick in the 2014 MLB draft.
Tyler Moore struggled behind the plate in his first professional season in Brooklyn, allowing 17 out of 18 to steal on him and the gigantic pitchers that stood on the mound.
Moore was moved out from behind home plate to take advantage of his bat and responded by hitting .240 in 2014.
Moore was not much better on the field at 2B, watching easy ground balls find the hole. After that he was used strictly as a DH.
In 2015 the Mets put him behind the plate in spring training, much to his delight.
In his first full season at Savannah, Moore hit .181 in 64 games and was often rumored to be demoted to the catching-heavy Brooklyn Cyclones, who were in desperate need of a left-handed bat.
Moore caught fire at the end of May and raised his batting average to .103.
After a three-for-three performance against Lexington on July 11, Moore raised his average to .146, never seeing it dip below that mark the remainder of the season.
Expect to see him in back in the SAL with Columbia next season.