Rankings Season

JJ Cooper ranked prospects in the Florida State League for Baseball America, assigning Wilmer Flores the #19 spot in the league.

His comment:

Flores knows how to stay inside the baseball, and he does a good job of driving the ball to the opposite field. He projects as a potential plus hitter with average power.

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Jon Mayo at MLB.com is re-ranking prospects.

Overall in his top 100, he has Zack Wheeler at #7 and Matt Harvey at #22. Harvey will fall off the list with three more innings pitched in the big leagues to surpass 50 and cost himself his rookie eligibility.

His Mets Top 20 goes:

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- At ESPN, Keith Law updates his Top 50 prospects in baseball. He ranked both Zack Wheeler and Matt Harvey higher than he did preseason. Wheeler moves up to #14 from #27 preseason and Harvey from 38 to 30.

On Wheeler:

He was touching 97-98 mph facing two batters at the Futures Game, although he won't pitch at that velocity as a starter. He still projects as a solid No. 2, top 30 or so in the league, with an outside chance of more.
On Harvey:

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Baseball Prospectus prospect Guru Kevin Goldstein released his Top Mets prospects yesterday. ?We talk about them. ?This part is focused on position players, although a few pitchers sneak in.

TH: From reader UBE 13: How come Lagares over Puello and Nieuwenhuis [pictured at right], given that Lagares's success is almost solely BABIP driven?

KG: Well, nobody is saying Lagares is going to hit .370. But he does have a better hit tool then Puello or Capt. Kirk, and that matters, and none of them is going to be a center fielder in the big leagues. Puello is still far more tools than reality, and his approach is a complete mess, while Nieuwenhuis is certainly the most likely to have a career, but the ceiling is questionable.

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So lets rank Mets minor league second basemen!

Excluding the big league guys, here's what we're left with on the farm in order of overall prospect status at second:

  • Reese Havens
  • Jordany Valdespin
  • Wilfredo Tovar
  • Josh Satin
  • Robbie Shields
Obviously, the most interesting choice is at the top where you can choose between the plate discipline of Reese Havens versus the athleticism, and hacktastic ways of Valdespin.
Tovar makes this list because while he can play second base, his value as a prospect comes from his ability to also play short very well. ?His youth, defensive ability, and even a little bit of plate discipline, push him past Satin and Shields. ?Satin, who can hit, doesn't have a defensive home, while Shields, needs to get healthy again.
This is a weird list.
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Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com has his list of the Top 10 Mets prospects up around the MLB.com network. ?He has Zack Wheeler at #1, and focuses on Wheeler, and the Mets' pitching depth of high upside arms - the Wheeley, Matt Harvey, Jeurys Familia and Jenrry Mejia quartet - in his writeup..

Mayo's Preseason and Postseason list.

1.Wilmer Flores, SSZack Wheeler, RHP
2.Matt Harvey, RHPHarvey
3.Cesar Puello, OFFamilia
4.Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OFFlores
5.Lucas Duda, OF/1BNieuwenhuis
6.Reese Havens, 2BVaughn
7.Cory Vaughn, OFPuello
8.Jeurys Familia, RHPValdespin
9.Jordany Valdespin, SSHavens
10.Juan Urbina, RHPJefry Marte

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Over at Baseball America, in his latest "Ask BA," Jim Callis re-ranks his Mets Top 10.

Here's Callis' latest:

Assuming Nimmo signs as expected, I'd predict that the Mets would rank in the 11-15 range when we unveil our farm system rankings in the 2012 Prospect Handbook.

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Keith Law has his rankings of the top 100 prospects in baseball up and two Mets make the cut: Wilmer Flores at #48 and Matt Harvey at #83.

His top 10 for the Mets is:

1. Wilmer Flores

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Should we do a community prospect list around here? I mean, why not.

And on the all good ideas are worth copying, Phuture Phillies runs a list where he puts out a list of 5 guys, and fans/readers vote on who should occupy the spot.? Those who don't make the cut, move on down to the next spot with one more name introduced.

Shall we?? It'll be fun.

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Fangraphs is all about the New York Mets system today.

First, Byran Smith spent some time discussing the Mets Top Tier guys: Wilmer Flores and Matt Harvey.

Marc Hulet then wrote up the site's Top Ten Mets prospects:

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