The New York Mets are fighting for a National League title, with a stellar offense, defense, and pitching staff. What else is buzzing with the Mets? The farm system!
In March 2022, the Mets were ranked 20th overall in the league in Farm System strength. Without a doubt, I believe the club has jumped spots above Minnesota, Chicago, San Diego, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Boston. With probably the best draft results in the 2022 selections, I would slot the Mets in the 14th spot of 30 teams in best ranking farm systems. The top 10 prospects pose tremendous projections and excitement for the future of the organization. Who makes up the New York Mets top 10 list?
From high-ranking international signees to top-shelf MLB draft picks, here’s an overview of the 2022 New York Mets top-10 prospect list.
1. Mets Top Prospect, C Francisco Alvarez
The Mets top Prospect in the system, protecting the dish and calling games in AAA; Alvarez was the 13th ranked international prospect in his class out of Venezuela. He’s known for his bat, with a 70 power grade, raw-ability to hit homerun, and an asset of an arm.
2. Mets Top Prospect, 3B/OF Brett Baty
1st round pick in the 2019 draft, Baty is protected on the 40-man roster, being called up in mid-August. Baty slugged his first career Major League homerun against the Braves in August 18th. This guy has a strong bat with consistent contact and power.
3. Mets Top Prospect, C Kevin Parada
Another catching prospect, and freshly selected first-round by the Mets in this year’s MLB draft; Parada climbed all the way to the 3rd of 30 prospect rankings. He has good contact ability as a line-drive type hitter and above average defensive tools.
4. Mets Top Prospect, OF Alex Ramirez
An international signee in 2019 as an 18-year-old; this kid comes with speed. He is an above average runner with strong projection to develop his hitting abilities while being an asset on the pads and in the field.
5. Mets Top Prospect, SS Jett Williams
The Mets second 1st round draft pick this year; selected 14th overall in a compensation pick. Williams can hit; specifically, out of the ball park using all fields with power and pop. He has range and is quick in the hole and when fully healthy, his arm will show as an asset.
6. Mets Top Prospect, SS Ronny Mauricio
From the Dominican Republic, Mauricio signed as an international free agent in 2017 with a strong buzz in the air for his abilities. His numbers have cooled down after 2020, however, his projections and showcasing this far has shown promising things for the future. His defense is his most valuable game.
7. Mets Top Prospect, 1B/3B Mark Vientos
Vientos can hit; he can slug bombs and is a danger to pitchers with runners on base. Recently, his strikeout percentage is up compared to previous seasons. Vientos has an arm, however, it seems his ability may fit better at 1B.
8. Mets Top Prospect, RHP Blade Tidewell
One of the most popular names in the 2022 MLB draft and one of the best Mets pitching selections. Tidwell comes out of Tennessee where he tops a biting fastball at 99mph, while working a slider touching 87-88mph with sinking movement. He’s very effective off of the mound.
9. Mets Top Prospect, RHP Calvin Ziegler
Canadian kid, selected in the 2nd round of the 2021 MLB Draft; another player who’s climbed the prospect rankings for the Mets. He has 3 different options: fastball, curveball, and changeup. He can command his heater well, touching 97mph and is a strikeout machine.
10. Mets Top Prospect, RHP Matt Allan
Despite his struggle with his elbow, this right-hander has a ton of talent and promising future as a starting pitching for the Mets. His repertoire is sufficient with a fastball around 96mph and a low-80’s hook with good break. When at full health, he will climb this list.
The Mets have one of the strongest farm systems in the league; the remainder of the top 30 prospects are also very intriguing.