New York Mets prospects

Four Mets on Keith Law’s midseason Top 50 prospects list

By Danny Abriano

Keith Law of ESPN released his midseason Top 50 prospects list on Thursday, and four Mets made the cut.

Jun 12, 2013; Gardena, CA, USA; Gardena Serra first baseman Dominic Smith poses at portrait session at Serra High. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Triple-A Las Vegas RHP Noah Syndergaard checked in at 18th, High-A Brooklyn OF Michael Conforto was 32nd, Binghamton OF Brandon Nimmo was 34th, and Low-A Savannah 1B Dominic Smith was 49th.

Absent from the list were Steven Matz, Dilson Herrera, and Kevin Plawecki. Of those three, Matz and Herrera are certainly Top 100 talents in their own right.

Also of interest is the fact that after Michael Conforto was drafted, Law said that he now checked in as the Mets’ top overall prospect. That opinion has clearly changed, with Conforto ranked behind Noah Syndergaard on Thursday’s list.

Syndergaard, Nimmo, and Plawecki recently appeared on Baseball America’s midseason Top 50 list, and both Syndergaard and Nimmo also appeared on Baseball Prospectus’ midseason list.


With the Mets pitching rich throughout their system, it’s encouraging to see three position players ranked on Law’s midseason Top 50.

The three position players on the list are also high ceiling guys, making this even more exciting.

While Conforto is beginning his career in Brooklyn, he’s expected to move fast, perhaps reaching the majors by early-2016. Nimmo, who was recently promoted to Double-A Binghamton, has a chance to make his big league debut toward the end of the 2015 season.

Smith is further away, but has been very impressive for Savannah in 2014. He’ll likely open 2015 with High-A St. Lucie, with a promotion to Binghamton toward the end of the season probably on the docket.