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NY Mets Top Prospects: Major league ETAs for the best on the farm

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - MARCH 11: The New Era cap, Nike sunglasses and Wilson glove of Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets during a spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros at Fitteam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on March 11, 2019 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Astros defeated the Mets 6-3. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
WEST PALM BEACH, FL - MARCH 11: The New Era cap, Nike sunglasses and Wilson glove of Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets during a spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros at Fitteam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on March 11, 2019 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Astros defeated the Mets 6-3. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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JUPITER, FLORIDA – MARCH 17: Pete Crow-Armstrong #91 of the New York Mets scores a run against the Miami Marlins during the seventh inning of a Grapefruit League spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium on March 17, 2021 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Pete Crow-Armstrong: St. Lucie Mets Low-A Affiliate *(Injured List)

To describe Mets No. 5 prospect OF Pete Crow-Armstrong in one word would be simple: Athletic. Two words? Contact hitter.

Although the 19-year-old is a long way from making his MLB debut, he remains one of the highest-ranking prospects in the organization’s farm system at No. 5; adding to the ceiling of what is, for the most part, a top-heavy collection of prospects.

Although the Mets first-round 2020 pick does not rank in MLB’s top 100 list, his athleticism remains his calling card. And his success is also paramount for an organization starving for young outfield talent.

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Taken with the No. 19 overall selection out of Harvard-Westlake High School, I expect the California native to arrive in 2024, although his position in the outfield is certainly needed now.

Plus, there’s more than enough room for two Petes on this Mets team – one in the outfield and one in the infield – with both hopefully emerging as two long-term and reliable stars. However, it should be noted that we still have a long way to go with Crow-Armstrong – made even longer by recent injuries.

Like Matthew Allan, Crow-Armstrong received the devastating news that his 2021 season would be shut down and that surgery was required. In Mid-May, he learned he needed surgery on his right shoulder.

Prior to that, Crow-Armstrong boasted a strong .417/.563/.1.063 slash line in his first six games of minor league ball prior to his season-ending injury.

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Those are impressive numbers from a young ballplayer bound to return and rise up through the ranks of the orange and blue.

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