45) Most valuable player in the Mets organization - Nick Morabito
The Mets received No. 75 pick in the 2022 MLB draft when Noah Syndergaard signed with the Los Angeles Angels and used it to take Morabito. He got a quick six-game taste of rookie ball last season and went 2-for-22 with two walks and 14 strikeouts, which is concerning. However, it is an incredibly small sample size and he’ll just turn 20 years old in May, so there’s no reason to think the No. 14 organizational prospect will continue to struggle when he gets into his first full season.
44) Most valuable player in the Mets organization - William Lugo
After a relatively slow first few years in rookie ball, Lugo really started to turn a corner in 2022. Over 112 games at Low-A St. Lucie and High-A Brooklyn, Lugo hit .263 with a .779 OPS and 14 home runs. He hits the ball hard and brings added value by being able to play multiple positions in the infield. The No. 27 organizational prospect even has a home run this spring training in very limited playing time.
43) Most valuable player in the Mets organization - Jesus Baez
A member of the same international signing class as Juan, Baez had a noticeably better season at the dish. Hitting .242/.341/.403 with seven home runs and nine doubles in 54 games, Baez jumped all the way up to the No. 13 organizational prospect. The 17-year-old infielder was even the Mets’ Dominican Summer League Player of the Year in 2022, MLB Pipeline wrote. Now 18 years old, it will be interesting to see if the youngster who was relatively unheralded before last season can turn heads again.
42) Most valuable player in the Mets organization - Grant Hartwig
Signed by the Mets in 2021 after going undrafted out of college, Hartwig has skyrocketed up through the minor league ranks and is now the No. 30 organizational prospect. He pitched in four different levels of the minor leagues last year, starting with Low-A St. Lucie and making it all the way up to Triple-A Syracuse. In 39 games and 56.2 innings across the four levels, he put up a 1.75 ERA and gave up just one home run. Hartwig will probably start the year in Triple-A, but there’s a real possibility he gets an opportunity in the big league bullpen at some point this season.
41) Most valuable player in the Mets organization - Dangelo Sarmiento
If there’s one thing to know about Sarmiento, it’s that he is FAST. A 70-grade runner on MLB Pipeline, the No. 18 organizational prospect really had a great season in rookie ball in 2022. Over 34 games, he hit .295/.374/.393 with one home run, one triple, six doubles and nine stolen bases. He’s a plus-defender at shortstop and has impressive walk and strikeout rates for someone his age. If he can keep his bat going through the different levels of the minor leagues, he’s a really intriguing future heir to Francisco Lindor.