3 New York Mets players the San Diego Padres should demand in a Juan Soto trade

If the San Diego Padres traded Juan Soto to the New York Mets this offseason, they should be getting at least one of these three players back.
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2) New York Mets prospect Jett Williams

Jett Williams has risen on prospect lists and is currently the number 3 prospect on the Mets list according to MLB Pipeline. He's a versatile player that would fit in beautifully at the top of the Padres order for a very long time.

Like Gilbert, Williams was a first round pick in the 2022 draft as he was selected 14th overall by the Mets. He's risen through three levels in the minors this season and has displayed true star potential offensively.

His .263 average doesn't blow you away, but Williams has a .425 OBP and an .876 OPS this season overall. He drew a whopping 104 walks in 534 plate appearances, displaying elite plate discipline while only striking out 14 more times than he walked.

Williams has displayed some power by hitting 13 home runs, and he's also displayed elite speed, swiping 45 bags in 52 attempts and hitting eight triples. Williams has played shortstop and center field and would presumably be fine at second base as well.

By acquiring Williams, the Padres would acquire a guy who would slot in perfectly at the top of the order for a long time playing somewhere up the middle, whether it's in the infield or center field. He's a bit further behind than Gilbert given the fact that he made his Double-A debut earlier this month, but he should be ready to contribute sometime next season.