The first big move of the Steve Cohen era was made on Thursday, with the Mets landing All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor and starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco in a trade with the Indians.
But it wasn’t without giving up some potentially good players down the road. In addition to sending infielders Andres Gimenez and Amed Rosario to Cleveland, the Mets also sent prospects Josh Wolf and Isaiah Greene.
Wolf and Greene are the team’s ninth- and 10th-best prospects, according to MLBPipeline.com.
The 6-foot-3 Wolf was a second-round pick in the 2019 MLB Draft out of St. Thomas High School in Houston. Pitching for the Gulf Coast League Mets in 2019, the right-hander had a 3.38 ERA over five starts and struck out 12 in eight innings pitched. The 53rd overall selection signed with the Mets for above slot money, receiving a $2.15 million signing bonus (where he was picked carries a value of $1.37 million). Wolf was signed to Texas A&M, but opted to go pro.
Greene, meanwhile, was a second-round compensatory pick (69th overall) for the Mets in the 2020 draft. He has yet to play professionally due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A speedy outfielder from California known for his defense and running tools, he was ranked 49th by Baseball America entering the draft.