Mets cut slew of players from campNews: The Mets optioned LHP Adam Bostick to Triple-A New Orleans and sent RHP Robert Parnell, RHP Eddie Kunz, RHP Juan Padilla, RHP Andy Cavazos, RHP Brant Rustich, RHP Ivan Maldonado, LHP Jonathan Niese, LHP Ryan Cullen, C Salomon Manriquez, C Mike Nickeas, SS Anderson Machado, OF Ben Johnson to minor league camp for reassignment. Analysis: Kunz and Rustich are top relief prospects who can help before the end of the year, while Niese is one of the Mets best starting prospects. Johnson has pop, but he is coming off a serious ankle injury. Parnell is a decent pitching prospect, too, but all of these guys can be ignored in non-keeper formats at this point.
Mets hand out spring invitesNews: The Mets signed RHP Nelson Figueroa and RHP Ivan Maldonado to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training. Also, they invited farm hands LHP Jonathon Niese, RHP Robert Parnell, RHP Brant Rustich, OF Fernando Martinez and 1B Michel Abreu to spring training. Analysis: Martinez is one of the best outfield prospects in baseball, but he is extremely raw and needs a couple of years before he can make a true impact in the majors. Niese, Parnell and Rustich are also decent pitching prospects. Consider those guys in long-term keeper leagues. The other players here are nothing more than organizational depth and can be ignored in Fantasy on Draft Day.