4) Top Outfielder in the Mets Farm System:
Outfielder Pete Crow-Armstrong
The Mets’ most recent first-round draft pick in Pete Crow-Armstrong takes the crown as the Mets’ top outfield prospect currently down on the farm. The 18-year-old outfielder was regarded as the best defensive player in the 2020 MLB Draft, and he is currently listed as the fifth-best prospect in the Mets system by MLB.com.
While the defense is likely to be Crow-Armstrong’s calling card at the big league level, it will be important to monitor his development with the bat throughout his journey throughout the Minors, to see if he can establish himself into that everyday role many project him to be. With his defense and speed combination, Crow-Armstrong has the potential to be an exciting top-of-the-order player at the next level, provided his bat develops as expected.
While Crow-Armstrong has yet to appear in an official Minor League game, he was invited to big league camp this spring and has gotten some valuable at-bats, as well as time in the outfield during Spring Training. I believe it was invaluable for him to rub elbows with many of the Major League players while also receiving the live game reps that he was unable to receive last season due to the pandemic.
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Out of all of the current prospects that I’ve currently listed, Crow-Armstrong will most likely the last out of the group to make his MLB debut due to his age and experience to this point. But make no mistake about it, he is firmly entrenched as the center fielder of the future for the Mets moving into the 2021 season.