Champ released by Mets

Champ released by Mets
Champ Stuart.

The New York Mets this week decided to part ways with Bahamian pro player Champ Stuart.

After his third season at the Double-A level, Stuart had his toughest year yet with the Binghampton Rumble Ponies.

In 55 games with the Rumble Ponies, he posted career lows with a .136 batting average, 19 runs, two doubles seven RBI, a .280 OBP and a .544 OPS. Also, his 11 stolen bases were the lowest total since his 2013 rookie season in the Appalachian League.

Stuart failed to register a hit in 23 of the team’s first 28 games and was also placed on the disable list twice over the course of the season.

Stuart was a 2013 sixth-round pick by the Mets. He played his rookie season with the Tennessee-based Kingston Mets before he received the call to Class-A.

Later that year he was promoted to Single-A baseball and finished with a productive first season with the Savannah Sand Gnats of the Class A South Atlantic League.