There is no getting around it that through graduations, trades and injuries that the New York Mets farm system has certainly taken a hit and is in the bottom tier of baseball.
The two big names that were atop the Mets prospects lists going into the 2017 season were shortstop Amed Rosario and first baseman Dominic Smith, both of whom are no longer considered prospects after passing the 130 at-bat threshold.
Here is the Top 10 that Baseball Prospectus came up with:
- Andres Gimenez, SS
- David Peterson, LHP
- Mark Vientos, SS
- Justin Dunn, RHP
- Thomas Szapucki, LHP
- Tomas Nido, C
- Peter Alonso, 1B
- Desmond Lindsay, OF
- Chris Flexen, RHP
- Luis Guillorme, SS/2B
Couple of things that jump out to be are having Nido ahead of Alonso which I don’t personally have on my top 10 and having the 17-year-old Vientos that high six months after he was drafted. Guillorme in the top 10 over someone like Marcos Molina or Corey Oswalt is a mild surprise.
Other than that, this is a pretty standard list for the Mets current system. It’s very likely that shortstop Ronny Mauricio (Mets record $2.1 million IFA signing bonus) will be on this list next year, I already have him in my top 10.