The top 50 most valuable players in the Mets organization right now

Pete Alonso, Brett Baty, Francisco Lindor, Jeff McNeil and Starling Marte celebrate after a win.
Pete Alonso, Brett Baty, Francisco Lindor, Jeff McNeil and Starling Marte celebrate after a win. / Jim McIsaac/GettyImages
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20) Most valuable player in the Mets organization - Tylor Megill

It’s easy to forget that just last year, Tylor Megill was the Mets’ opening day starter. Sure, that’s not exactly how it was planned, but he stepped up and delivered five shutout innings. Overall, he had a great first six starts, putting up a 2.43 ERA and going at least five innings in each one. Then, he gave up eight earned runs in 1.1 innings vs. the Nationals and went on the IL a few days later. He struggled in his only two starts in June before going back on the IL until mid-September, then made six relief appearances down the stretch. He doesn’t have a rotation spot this season and it is unknown if his role will be in the MLB bullpen or Triple-A rotation. With that said, we’ve seen Megill have a lot of success as a starting pitcher before. If called upon, he can be a serious weapon.

19) Most valuable player in the Mets organization - Luis Guillorme

It’s been really special to watch Guillorme grow ever since he came into the league in 2018. When he first arrived he had virtually no bat, but he has improved each year until he finally got to the point he is now — bringing legitimate offensive value. He still doesn’t have much pop, but he makes a ton of contact and gets on base a ton. Last year, he even had a 101 OPS+, which means he was technically an above-average hitter. You read that right. Luis Gullorme was an above-average hitter in 2022. And of course, his defense goes without saying. You can stick him anywhere on the infield and he’ll thrive. He quite simply has some of the best hands in baseball. He is the ultimate utility infielder.

18) Most valuable player in the Mets organization - David Peterson

Contrary to popular opinion, Peterson wasn’t actually bad last year. In 105.2 innings over 28 games and 19 starts, Peterson posted a 3.83 ERA and 101 ERA+, technically making him above average. What’s even more impressive about that though is he did it without ever truly having a set rotation spot. He spent the year bouncing back and forth from Triple-A and later year the MLB bullpen. That’s not easy. Like Megill, he doesn’t have a clear-cut roster spot this year and his role is unknown. He could be an extra left-handed arm in the bullpen, or he could be a part of the 6-man rotation the Mets are reportedly going to deploy at points this year. One thing is sure though, he’s a luxury. Peterson is probably too good to have his role be what it is, and he would be a clear-cut starter on a lot of teams. 

17) Most valuable player in the Mets organization - José Quintana

The Mets inked Quintana to a 2-year, $26 million deal this offseason hoping he could solidify their rotation. The big question is, which Quintana are the Mets going to get? Are they going to get the pitcher who posted a 2.93 ERA for the Pirates and Cardinals last year, or are they going to get the pitcher who 6.43 ERA for the Angels and Giants in 2021? It’s a relatively low-risk signing seeing as there aren’t any major long-term commitments, and if he does what he did last year, it could be a steal. The veteran lefty will also be the No. 1 starter for Team Colombia this WBC.

16) Most valuable player in the Mets organization - Jett Williams

The Mets had two 1st-round picks in the 2022 draft and used one of them to take Jett Williams at No. 14 overall. A shortstop drafted out of high school, Williams will play the entire 2023 season at just 19 years old. He played well in his 2022 in rookie ball, hitting .250/.366/.438, good for a .804 OPS. He only struck out six times in 32 at-bats, swiped six bases and hit one home run, triple and double each. Standing at just 5-foot-8 he doesn’t project to hit for a ton of power, but he does have some pop. He’s fast, athletic and has great bat-to-ball skills, he just needs time.