By Matt Eddy
There’s optimism and intrigue abound when it comes to the Mets this offseason. And while most expect new owner Steve Cohen and president Sandy Alderson to strike fast in free agency, they also inherit a farm system that, while skewing young, is certainly on the rise.
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Here’s how we project their lineup in 2024, with their 2024 age in parentheses.
(Note: This lineup has been updated to reflect the acquisition of Francisco Lindor).
Catcher: Francisco Alvarez (22)
First Base: Dominic Smith (29)
Second Base: Ronny Mauricio (23)
Third Base: Brett Baty (24)
Shortstop: Francisco Lindor (30)
Left Field: Brandon Nimmo (31)
Center Field: Pete Crow-Armstrong (22)
Right Field: Michael Conforto (31)
Designated Hitter: Pete Alonso (29)
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: Pete Crow-Armstrong
Best Athlete: Ronny Mauricio
Best Fastball: Matt Allan
Best Curveball: Matt Allan
Best Slider: Marcel Renteria
Best Changeup: Jose Butto
Best Control: Garrison Bryant
Best Defensive Catcher: Nick Meyer
Best Defensive Infielder: Ronny Mauricio
Best Infield Arm: Mark Vientos
Best Defensive Outfielder: Pete Crow-Armstrong
Best Outfield Arm: Stanley Consuegra