Keith Law of ESPN (Insider Only) ranked the Houston Astros as having the top minor league system in baseball. But the Mets actually received a solid ranking as well coming in as the sixth best system.
6. New York Mets
The turnaround in this system is remarkable, especially when you consider they have not had a top-10 pick since they took Matt Harvey in 2010, and it puts the Mets in excellent shape relative to the other four teams in their division.
The decisions to trade R.A. Dickey and Marlon Byrd look even better in hindsight. The Mets also have one of the minors’ best collections of pitchers who throw strikes but aren’t strictly finesse guys.
…It’s great to see us getting some props for a change…
I was kind of wondering how Law and other minor league experts would view the Mets system after reading some other sites projecting us as a middle of the pack system.
Given what we’ve pumped out to the majors in the last 18 months I found that hard to believe, especially with some Top 100 Prospects still on the way.
Incidentally, NL East rivals came in at Phillies 14th, Nationals 18th, Marlins 19th and Braves 22nd.
If you still can’t see that this organization is getting better, you need new glasses.