Zack Wheeler Heads Baseball America’s Top 10 Mets Prospects List
Baseball America has released their Top 10 Mets Prospects list which shakes out like this:
1. Zack Wheeler, rhp
2. Matt Harvey, rhp
3. Brandon Nimmo, of
4. Jeurys Familia, rhp
5. Cesar Puello, of
6. Jenrry Mejia, rhp
7. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, of
8. Michael Fulmer, rhp
9. Reese Havens, 2b
10. Wilmer Flores, ss
Best Average Hitter: Juan Lagares
Best Power Hitter: Zach Lutz
Best Strike-Zone Judgement: Danny Muno
Best Baserunner: Pedro Zapata
Best Fastball: Zach Wheeler
Best Curveball: Zack Wheeler
Best Slider: Matt Harvey
Best Changeup: Darin Gorski
Last year at this time the Top 10 looked like this:
1. Jenrry Mejia, rhp
2. Wilmer Flores, ss
3. Cesar Puello, of
4. Matt Harvey, rhp
5. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, of
6. Reese Havens, 2b
7. Lucas Duda, of/1b
8. Fernando Martinez, of
9. Aderlin Rodriguez, 3b
10. Brad Holt, rhp
- Holt, Rodriguez and F-Mart have each dropped off the list, while Lucas Duda now enjoys life as the Mets right fielder.
- In just one year, three of the top eight prospects in the organization were brought in by Sandy Alderson, including two of the top three.
- I was pleasantly surprised to see Michael Fulmer debut so high.
- Right-handed starter Jeurys Familia probably made the biggest jump in progress last season.
- One player I thought I’d see on this list is Jordany Valdespin. Jim Callis was high on him over the summer.
Hat tip to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York
About the Author: Craig Lerner
I'm a data analyst and researcher for a leading news agency who loves life and is hooked on the Mets. I love following the Amateur Draft and have a particular fondness for the Mets Minor Leagues who I follow each day. Give me a cold beer, a summer day, and a Mets game, and I'm good to go.
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