New York Mets Top 30
By Matt Eddy
Where the Mets lack in prospect proximity to the majors, they make up for in significant upside.
Four of New York's Top 10 prospects were born in 2000 or later, highlighting an impressive wave of talent at the lower levels. That's buoyed by a draft haul which raised eyebrows for its aggressiveness back in June.
While that certainly sparks future intrigue, the Mets are lacking in upper level options who could impact the big league club in 2020. New York's system ranked near the bottom our midseason talent rankings in 2019 after the graduation of Pete Alonso and departure of Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods-Richardson via trade to the Blue Jays in exchange for Marcus Stroman.
Here's how we project their lineup in 2023, with their 2023 age in parentheses.
Catcher: Francisco Alvarez (21)
First Base: Pete Alonso (28)
Second Base: Jeff McNeil (31)
Third Base: Ronny Mauricio (22)
Shortstop: Amed Rosario (27)
Left Field: Brett Baty (23)
Center Field: Brandon Nimmo (30)
Right Field: Michael Conforto (30)
Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to New York's Top 10, click here.
Best Hitter for Average: Francisco Alvarez
Best Power Hitter: Brett Baty
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Brett Baty
Fastest Baserunner: Ranfy Adon
Best Athlete: Ronny Mauricio
Best Fastball: Matt Allan
Best Curveball: Thomas Szapucki
Best Slider: David Peterson
Best Changeup: Jose Butto
Best Control: Kevin Smith
Best Defensive Catcher: Ali Sanchez
Best Defensive Infielder: Andres Gimenez
Best Infield Arm: Mark Vientos
Best Defensive Outfielder: Hansel Moreno
Best Outfield Arm: Hansel Moreno
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