Jul 14, 2013; Flushing , NY, USA; New York Mets prospects Noah Syndergaard along with Rafael Montero and Brandon Nimmo before the 2013 All Star Futures Game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Fangraphs Unveils Top 10 Mets Prospects List

Earlier today, Fangraphs published their list of top 10 Mets prospects.  To read the entire piece, head here.

Regarding the system as a whole, Fangraphs noted that the Mets possess an “underrated system that has both impressive arms and intriguing hitters. Quite a few of the prospects should be ready to contribute at the big league level within the next two seasons.”

Here are the top 10 Mets prospects as Fangraphs saw fit:

#1 – Noah Syndergaard, RHP

#2 – Travis d’Arnaud, C

#3 – Dominic Smith, 1B

#4 – Amed Rosario, SS

#5 – Rafael Montero, RHP

#6 – Kevin Plawecki, C

# 7 – Jacob deGrom, RHP

#8 – Steven Matz, LHP

#9 – Gavin Cecchini. SS

#10 – Wilmer Flores, IF

The Next Five:

Dilson Herrera, 2B

Michael Fulmer, RHP

Domingo Tapia, RHP

Brandon Nimmo, OF

Vic Black, RHP


There were three things that struck me after reading the list.

The first, is that Amed Rosario is way too high.  He has tremendous upside, but being 4th on the list at the present time seems like quite the reach.

The second, is that Brandon Nimmo belongs in the top 10.  Whether that came at the expense of Rosario or Gavin Cecchini, Nimmo should’ve been in there somewhere.

Lastly, I found the omission of Cesar Puello from the top 15 to be odd.  Yes, Puello is tainted by the PED suspension he recently served.  However, he’s the Mets’ minor league outfielder who’s the closest to making an impact in the major leagues  – and he tore up Double-A last year, flashing above average speed, power, and on base ability.  Puello may not deserve the benefit of the doubt that would’ve resulted in a spot in the top 10, but he should’ve absolutely been in The Next Five category.


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