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.