Baseball Prospectus just unveiled their 2013 mid-season Top 50 Prospect Rankings.
For the Mets, right-hander Noah Syndergaard checked in at No. 23, while catcher Travis d’Arnaud was ranked at No. 28. Both players of course, were acquired before the season from Toronto in the R.A. Dickey deal.
Syndergaard, recently made a sparkling debut for Double-A Binghamton on Sunday after his promotion from Advanced-A St. Lucie where he was 3-3 with a 3.11 ERA in 12 starts. The 23-year old allowed two earned runs over six innings of work and walked one while striking out seven.
D’Arnaud has missed nearly the entire season thus far and only this week has he begun to run in a pool at Port St. Lucie, after missing over two months with a fractured left foot he suffered on April 17.
There is still no timetable for his return and according to Sandy Alderson when he does return the first priority is for him to get as many Triple-A at-bats as he can, having played only a handful of games in the last calendar year.
Surprisingly, Rafael Montero did not make the cut despite a third straight dominating season that now has him at Triple-A and knocking at the door of the major leagues. For some reason, he’s gotten very little respect and attention throughout his remarkable pro career.
MMO and MMN will be rolling out our mid-season Mets Top 25 prospects later this week. Some big changes from our last list as some prospects have seen their stocks rise and fall.
(Photo by MMO contributor Gordon Donovan)