Mets News: 4 top 100 prospects, has Francisco Lindor already passed Jose Reyes?

Top prospect and best shortstop in franchise history highlighted Mets social media yesterday.
Miami Marlins v New York Mets - Game Two
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Another quiet day for the New York Mets where the only rumors were a potential interest in adding another bat. Yes, we already know.

Less than a month away from the start of spring training games, fans on social media are beginning to come back out from their darkness retreat rooms. Although the end of January and early February remains a mostly dead period for MLB, there is plenty to discuss and debate. Yesterday’s highlight was the release of the MLB Pipeline top prospects list.

The Mets have four of the top 100 prospects in baseball

MLB Pipeline released their top 100 prospects Friday and it wasn’t much of a surprise to see who made the cut.

Three of the four were additions from last year’s trade deadline with the headliner of the group being the second of their two draft picks from 2022, Jett Williams. An explosively exciting season in 2023 which ended with a playoff run with Binghamton, it’s a well-deserved spot for the shortstop/center fielder.

The full list of Mets prospects will be released before the season begins.

Is Francisco Lindor already a better Mets shortstop than Jose Reyes?

On a rather silent week, SNY took to redoing their now seemingly annual all-time Mets team. It doesn’t change much from season to seat. As Danny Abriano notes, there was one major switch on the infield.

This offseason has been very pro-Francisco Lindor. After two consecutive top 10 MVP finish seasons for the Mets, the case to applaud him has only grown stronger. A Hall of Fame pace for him has already been discussed, coincidentally in the same week where Jose Reyes didn’t receive a single vote for Cooperstown.

Is Lindor already a better all-time Mets player? The franchise’s weakness at shortstop over the years will have fans taking one side or the other. Nostalgia may have some holding strong that it’s Reyes. Clearly, it is just going to take a few more years for Lindor to surpass him everywhere other than stolen bases.