On Tuesday, Baseball Prospectus released their ranking of every farm system in baseball, and the Mets cracked the list at number eight.
According to Baseball Prospectus (insider subscription needed and recommended), the system features a “solid blend of pitching and positional talent, ranging from high-risk/high-reward types at the lower levels to safer high-floor prospects nearing the major-league level.”
As has been pointed out here, the Mets will likely see Travis d’Arnaud, Zack Wheeler, and Noah Syndergaard exhaust their prospect status this season. Baseball Prospectus is very high on both SS Amed Rosario and RHP Marcos Molina – two raw talents in the lower levels who have breakout potential. Due to the presence of those two and many others in the system, BP thinks the Mets can still be a top 10 farm when d’Arnaud and others graduate:
The Mets will likely graduate four of the top five prospects in their system, but the helium from low-level talents like [Amed] Rosario, [Marcos] Molina, and [Casey] Meisner could keep the system holding strong in the top 10 in the game, despite the graduations.
Aside from the Mets, every team in the National League East was ranked in the bottom half of the league. Here’s how it shook out:
Washington Nationals: 18th
Miami Marlins: 19th
Atlanta Braves: 24th
Philadelphia Phillies: 25th