Here’s a look at Scouting Book’s Top Mets Propsects for 2011. It’s actually the first prospect list I’ve seen this year that still has Fernando Martinez has the top ranked outfielder in the system.
1. Jenrry Mejia RHP (#54 overall)
2. Wilmer Flores SS (#74 overall)
3. Reese Havens SS (#142 overall)
4. Fernando Martinez OF (#150 overall)
5. Dillon Gee RHP (#159 overall)
6. Matt Harvey RHP (#166 overall)
7. Kirk Nieuwenhuis OF (#169 overall)
8. Lucas Duda OF (#186 overall)
9. Bradley Holt RHP (#200 overall)
10. Cesar Puello OF (#216 overall)
Scouting Book goes on to say that the Mets farm system is one of baseball’s weakest and closes with the following:
The brightest star in the system, enigmatic Jennry Mejia, was mishandled so badly in 2010 that it’s a wonder he’s still a prospect at all. As the Mets hopefully lay off their young pitcher and simply let the boy throw, a small number of other prospects with strong upsides will hope that their own futures won’t be handled quite as callously.