2005 New York Mets Top 10 Prospects

Complete Index of Top 10s

 


Baseball America’s Top 10 Prospects lists are based on projections of a player’s long-term worth after discussions with scouting and player-development personnel. All players who haven’t exceeded the major league rookie standards of 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched (without regard to service time) are eligible. Ages are as of April 1, 2005.

 

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TOP TEN PROSPECTS
1. Lastings Milledge, of
2. Yusmeiro Petit, rhp
3. Gaby Hernandez, rhp
4. Ian Bladergroen, 1b
5. Ambiorix Concepcion, of
6. Alay Soler, rhp
7. Shawn Bowman, 3b
8. Victor Diaz, of
9. Jesus Flores, c
10. Matt Lindstrom, rhp
BEST TOOLS
Best Hitter for Average Aarom Baldiris
Best Power Hitter Jamar Hill
Best Strike-Zone Discipline Jeff Keppinger
Fastest Baserunner Wayne Lydon
Best Athlete Lastings Milledge
Best Fastball Matt Lindstrom
Best Curveball Robert Paulk
Best Slider Brian Bannister
Best Changeup Blake McGinley
Best Control Yusmeiro Petit
Best Defensive Catcher Joe Hietpas
Best Defensive Infielder Shawn Bowman
Best Infield Arm Corey Ragsdale
Best Defensive Outfielder Lastings Milledge
Best Outfield Arm Bob Malek
TOP PROSPECTS
OF THE DECADE
1995 Bill Pulsipher, lhp
1996 Paul Wilson, rhp
1997 Jay Payton, of
1998 Grant Roberts, rhp
1999 Alex Escobar, of
2000 Alex Escobar, of
2001 Alex Escobar, of
2002 Aaron Heilman, rhp
2003 Jose Reyes, ss
2004 Kazuo Matsui, ss
TOP DRAFT PICKS
OF THE DECADE
1995 Ryan Jaroncyk, ss
1996 Robert Stratton, of
1997 Geoff Goetz, lhp
1998 Jason Tyner, of
1999 Neal Musser, lhp (2nd round)
2000 Billy Traber, lhp
2001 Aaron Heilman, rhp
2002 Scott Kazmir, lhp
2003 Lastings Milledge, of
2004 *Philip Humber, rhp
*Has not signed
LARGEST BONUSES
IN CLUB HISTORY
Scott Kazmir, 2002 $2,150,000
Lastings Milledge, 2003 $2,075,000
Geoff Goetz, 1997 $1,700,000
Paul Wilson, 1994 $1,550,000
Aaron Heilman, 2001 $1,508,750