Baseball Prospectus released their Organizational Rankings on Wednesday, and the Mets came in 8th overall. That gives the Mets their second top ten ranking this year after Keith Law ranked them 6th earlier this month.
Here’s some of what BP had to say about the Mets system:
“Solid blend of pitching and positional talent, ranging from high-risk/high-reward types at the lower levels to safer high-floor prospects nearing the major-league level.”
“The Mets will likely graduate four of the top five prospects in their system, but the helium from low-level talents like Rosario, Molina, and Meisner could keep the system holding strong in the top 10 in the game, despite the graduations.”
It’s great to see the Mets farm system get the respect it deserves. Two top ten rankings is nothing to sneeze at, especially from an organization that was near the bottom just a few years ago.
It’s also great to see the depth our organization has accrued, especially in the form of high-ceiling starters and relievers. The system is filled with intriguing prospects from the upper levels down to the lowest levels. A great deal of the credit has to go to Sandy and his staff as well. Although they inherited some of these players, they’ve also done a commendable job of adding talent via the international arena, the draft, and through several trades.
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