Marc Hulet of the very esteemed baseball site FanGraphs, ranked all 30 of MLB’s Minor League Systems and placed the New York Mets at a much improved No. 16.
16. New York Mets
Top 2011 Draft Pick: Brandon Nimmo, OF
Top 2012 Prospect: Zack Wheeler, RHP
Org Strengths: Pitching
Org Weaknesses: Catching, power-hitting prospects
Top Scout(s): Ismael Cruz, responsible for Jeurys Familia, Cesar Puello, Jenrry Mejia, Jordany Valdespin, Juan Urbina, Wilmer Flores, Aderlin Rodriguez,Domingo Tapia, Juan Lagares; special mention: Marlin McPhail for Matt Harvey,Reese Havens, Cory Mazzoni, and Josh Edgin.
What a difference a year makes (and a new GM).
Topping the list with the best Minor League System was the San Diego Padres, while the Chicago White Sox held up the rear and ranked 30th.