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DENVER, CO - JULY 11: Francisco Alvarez #30 of National League Futures Team celebrates as he rounds the bases after hitting a solo homerun against the American League Futures Team at Coors Field on July 11, 2021 in Denver, Colorado.(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JULY 11: Francisco Alvarez #30 of National League Futures Team celebrates as he rounds the bases after hitting a solo homerun against the American League Futures Team at Coors Field on July 11, 2021 in Denver, Colorado.(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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There’s no one singular top prospect list in baseball that stands above the rest. If you have the time aka no family, friends, or streaming subscription to entertain you, I would be you could find faults on any list. This doesn’t take away from the fact that a notable New York Mets prospect is now in the top ten on FanGraphs’ list as well as the one produced by The Athletic.

It’s not Ronny Mauricio who has snuck into the top ten. While Brett Baty has made a strong climb thanks to a successful 2021 season, it’s not him either.

No. The Mets prospect sneaking into the top ten on these two lists is the guy I declared as the most untouchable minor leaguer the organization has. It’s Francisco Alvarez.

Mets prospect Francisco Alvarez is on the rise

Alvarez didn’t just sneak into the top ten. On FanGraphs’ list, the 19-year-old is seventh in baseball. He is one spot above Bobby Witt Jr., the second overall selection from the 2019 draft. He is one spot lower on The Athletics’ list, filling in the number eight spot.

As far as Mets are concerned, Alvarez is far from alone within the top 100. Other notable Mets minor leaguers are there, too.

On FanGraphs, the aforementioned Baty is 18th with Mauricio also within the top 50 at number 31. The organization has a pair of pitchers we can expect to eventually rise. Matt Allan is ranked 66th and newly drafted Kumar Rocker is the 95th best prospect in all of baseball.

The Athletic has a different take on these same guys. Rocker is 28th, Mauricio is 36th, and Baty is 43rd. This comes from only a Top 50 list so I suspect Allan would have a spot similar to his number 66 spot over on FanGraphs.

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For some future excitement, each of these prospects, with the exception of Rocker, have a major league ETA for 2023 according to FanGraphs. Possibly not fully accurate, it would seem the Mets could have a couple of contenders for Rookie of the Year all in one season. To me, this is reminiscent of the 2015 season when we saw several rookies debut for the Mets. If so, we can only hope for some better end results.

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