Six Mets on Baseball Prospectus’ Top 101 prospects list
Six Mets prospects appeared on Baseball Prospectus’ Top 101 prospects list, which was released on Monday.
The Mets on the list and where they checked in:
Noah Syndergaard – 9
Steven Matz – 33
Brandon Nimmo – 69
Amed Rosario – 78
Kevin Plawecki – 80
Dilson Herrera – 82
Of the six Mets that appeared on Baseball Prospectus’ list, all but one (Noah Syndergaard) was unranked on last year’s list.
The only two pitchers ranked ahead of Syndergaard were Dylan Bundy of the Orioles and Lucas Giolito of the Nationals.
Baseball Prospectus’ list differed from Keith Law of ESPN’s Top 100 list by leaving off Michael Conforto and Dominic Smith while including both Dilson Herrera and Steven Matz.
While Law left Herrera off his Top 100, he did place him in the “next 10” category.
The lists that have been released so far (MLB.com top 10’s by position, Keith Law/ESPN, and Baseball Prospectus) show that the Mets have one of the best farm systems in baseball and that the system is diverse.
The recent rankings also show that while the Mets had recently been devoid of impact bats in their system – with their top prospects almost entirely made up of pitchers – that is no longer the case.
Most of their top prospects are also close to making an impact in the majors.
Of the six Mets that appeared on BP’s Top 101 list, it’s a near certainty that four of them (Syndergaard, Matz, Plawecki, and Herrera) will see time with the big league club in 2015. Herrera, who will open with Triple-A Las Vegas, made his major league debut in 2014.
Nimmo has a chance to be called up late in the season, but it’s not yet clear if the Mets are going to have him open up with Double-A Binghamton or Triple-A Las Vegas.
As far as Rosario is concerned, he’s just 19 years old and is slated to open the season with Low-A Savannah. Rosario may be able to advance to High-A St. Lucie during the season, but he probably won’t get his first taste in the majors until at least 2017.
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