Five Mets appear on MLB.com’s midseason top 100 prospects list that was released on Sunday.
June 9, 2013; Corvallis, OR, USA; Oregon State Beavers player Michael Conforto (8) rounds the bases after hitting a home-run against the Kansas State Wildcats in the first inning of the Corvallis Super Regional at Goss Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports
The players who made the cut:
Triple-A RHP Noah Syndergaard, ranked 13th.
Triple-A C Kevin Plawecki, ranked 67th.
Double-A OF Brandon Nimmo, ranked 68th.
Short-Season-A Brooklyn OF Michael Conforto, ranked 86th.
Low-A Savannah 1B Dominic Smith, ranked 88th.
Only five teams in all of baseball placed more players in the top 100 than the Mets.
The Astros, Red Sox, and Twins each have six players on the list, the Pirates have 7, and the Cubs have 8.
Notably absent from the list is Double-A 2B Dilson Herrera, who is tearing up the Eastern League and is absolutely a top 100 talent. His omission seems a tad ridiculous, but really doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things.
Of the players who are on the list, only Noah Syndergaard is expected to make his major league debut this year – likely next month.
Kevin Plawecki is on track for a 2015 big league debut, but may be dealt since he’s currently blocked by Travis d’Arnaud.
Brandon Nimmo has a shot to make his Mets debut toward the end of the 2015 season, but his first taste of the majors might not come until 2016 – when fellow outfield prospect Michael Conforto will likely be ready.
Dominic Smith may be the furthest away, but he’ll have a chance to move relatively quickly if he continues to produce as he has so far in the minors.