Baseball America recently released their yearly list of the youngest players on each teams active roster for all full season leagues. While the Mets are a rather veteran heavy ball club in the majors, they have young talent in the upper levels.
In the Pacific Coast League, the Mets currently have two of the ten youngest players. At 21.4 years old, Mets top prospect Amed Rosario is the fourth youngest PCL player. Three spots under Rosario is first baseman Dominic Smith at 21.8 years of age.
Rosario and Smith are the #1 and #2 prospects in the Mets system respectively. Rosario is the #8 and Smith is the #71 prospect in all of baseball according to Baseball America.
Rosario is coming off a year in which he was tremendous. He hit a combined .324 with 24 doubles, 13 triples, five homers, 71 RBI’s, and 19 stolen bases between High-A St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton. That type of offensive breakout to go along with his defensive skills, he was named the Defensive Player of the Year in both the Florida State League and the Eastern League last season.
Smith had the best offensive season of his career last year. He hit .302 with 29 doubles, 2 triples, 14 homers, and 91 RBIs while being the youngest player to play a full season in the Double-A Eastern League.
Both prospects began the 2017 season with the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s as they get closer to helping the Mets at the major league level.