The Mets reassigned Noah Syndergaard to their minor league camp today, sending their top prospect down.

He headlined the class of players the Mets reassigned today. Rafael Montero, reliever Joel Carreno, catcher Juan Centeno, reliever Ryan Reid and Cory Mazzoni, and infielders Brandon Allen and Matt Clark were also sent to the minor league camp.

Montero, 23, is another of the Mets' top pitching prospects and it was just Sunday that Collins said the club had him in consideration to start the season out of the bullpen.

Still, it was Syndergaard that was the biggest news. He had impressed everyone during this camp, from Collins on down. The 21-year-old righthander's high 90s fastball and "hook from hell" were the talk of spring training here.

But as they did with Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler in years past, they sent Syndergaard down to the minors. For now.