Zack Wheeler Heads Baseball America’s Top 10 Mets Prospects List

New York Mets Top 10 Prospects

Baseball America has released their Top 10 Mets Prospects list which shakes out like this:

1. Zack Wheeler, rhp
2. Matt Harvey, rhp
3. Brandon Nimmo, of
4. Jeurys Familia, rhp
5. Cesar Puello, of
6. Jenrry Mejia, rhp
7. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, of
8. Michael Fulmer, rhp
9. Reese Havens, 2b
10. Wilmer Flores, ss

Best Average Hitter: Juan Lagares

Best Power Hitter: Zach Lutz

Best Strike-Zone Judgement: Danny Muno

Best Baserunner: Pedro Zapata

Best Fastball: Zach Wheeler

Best Curveball: Zack Wheeler

Best Slider: Matt Harvey

Best Changeup: Darin Gorski

Last year at this time the Top 10 looked like this:

1. Jenrry Mejia, rhp
2. Wilmer Flores, ss
3. Cesar Puello, of
4. Matt Harvey, rhp
5. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, of
6. Reese Havens, 2b
7. Lucas Duda, of/1b
8. Fernando Martinez, of
9. Aderlin Rodriguez, 3b
10. Brad Holt, rhp


  • Holt, Rodriguez and F-Mart have each dropped off the list, while Lucas Duda now enjoys life as the Mets right fielder.
  • In just one year, three of the top eight prospects in the organization were brought in by Sandy Alderson, including two of the top three.
  • I was pleasantly surprised to see Michael Fulmer debut so high.
  • Right-handed starter Jeurys Familia probably made the biggest jump in progress last season.
  • One player I thought I’d see on this list is Jordany Valdespin. Jim Callis was high on him over the summer.

Hat tip to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York