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We're fully into the "middle relievers who could be up in 2014" section of this list. It's not sexy, but these guys are potentially useful big league pitchers as soon as a few months from now. That proximity to providing big league value puts them ahead of higher upside players who might never see a day in the big leagues.

18 ? RHP Jeff Walters

Bats/Throws:? Right/Right

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- STEP Camp, for the Mets top prospect began over the weekend. The full roster is here. In the last two years, every starter on a full-season team on Opening Day attended either MLB camp or STEP Camp.

- At ESPNNY, Adam Rubin reports that Erik Goeddel will be transitioning to a bullpen role. This is not a surprise. In fact, when I ranked him as the Mets' 33rd-best prospect, I had already factored in a move to the bullpen into his valuation.

- At Fangraphs, Jeff Sullivan did a great piece about Juan Lagares and how much outfield defense shifts in value year-over-year. He found range rankings are more stable than arm ratings, where Juan Lagares excelled last season.

Tags: Erik Goeddel, Jack Leathersich, Jeff Walters, Rafael Montero, Toby Hyde
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Jeff Walters has an outside shot to make the Mets' bullpen this Spring Training. His fastball is 92-94, and he can touch 96.

At MLB.com, Anthony DiComo catches up with Frank Viola, Walters' pitching coach in Savannah to learn more.

At ESPNNY, Adam Rubin talked to Walters when he arrived in camp.

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http://web.sny.tv/media/video.jsp?content_id=31116465

There's good stuff from Walters, who credits his off-season training regime for his good 2013, B-Mets Pitching Coach Glen Abbott and manager Pedro Lopez in there.

Walters was very good for the B-Mets in 2013, setting a franchise record with 38 saves. Look deeper though. The 25-year-old's success this year was a pleasant surprise.

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Our series about each Sterling Award winner continues today with AA, after Rafael Montero and AAA yesterday, and the overall system winners last week. At AA, the Mets have the award to two right-handers on pace to make their MLB debuts in 2014, RHP Noah Syndergaard and RHP Jeff Walters.

SyndergaardIn Syndergaard, the Mets rewarded their pitching prospect with the highest-ceiling, who had a big time season.

His 2013 Numbers[sny-table rowheader=true columnheader=true]

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AA: Binghamton Mets 4, @ New Hampshire Fisher Cats (TOR) 3?

The B-Mets scored three times in the top of the sixth to come up with the win. 2B Danny Muno doubled home two runs to tie the game, and then CF Alonzo Harris doubled home Muno. ?Muno was 2-for-3 with a walk, his 10th (!) in 13 games to push his season line to .167/.340/.238. Three of his seven hits have been doubles.

LF Cory Vaughn added a couple of hits to take him up to .279/.367/.442. Vaughn will turn 24 on May 1, and has struck out 16 times in 12 games. At the moment, he's running a .423 BABIP, so either he will strike out less, or his average will come down.

Tags: Binghamton Mets, Cory Vaughn, Jeff Walters, Toby Hyde
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