Matt Harvey Tops BP Mets Prospect List
Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus sums up the Mets farm system like this:
With improvement coming via all three areas—draft, trades, international—the Mets are finally moving in the right direction.
Here are eleven of his Top 20 prospects:
1. Matt Harvey, RHP
2. Zack Wheeler, RHP
3. Jeurys Familia, RHP
4. Brandon Nimmo, OF
5. Juan Lagares, OF
6. Jordany Valdespin, 2B
7. Jenrry Mejia, RHP
8. Reese Havens, 2B
9. Cesar Puello, OF
10. Michael Fulmer, RHP
11. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF
Regarding Matt Harvey he adds:
Harvey attacks hitters with a 92-95 mph fastball that can touch 97 and features plenty of life. His slider gives him a second bat-missing offering with its heavy two plane break, and Harvey is comfortable throwing it at any point in the count. He’s an efficient pitcher who throws strikes and has the kind of body and delivery designed to handle a big league workload.
I’ve seen Wheeler and Harvey flip-flopped as the Mets No. 1 prospect a lot in the last few months. It doesn’t really matter who is ranked number one all I care about is seeing both of them realize their true potential and not end up like a former Mets No. 1 Prospect; Fernando Martinez.
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