FanGraphs Ranks Mets Minor League System No. 16

Marc Hulet of the very esteemed baseball site FanGraphs, ranked all 30 of MLB’s Minor League Systems and placed the New York Mets at a much improved No. 16.

16. New York Mets
Top 2011 Draft Pick: Brandon Nimmo, OF
Top 2012 Prospect: Zack Wheeler, RHP
Org Strengths: Pitching
Org Weaknesses: Catching, power-hitting prospects
Top Scout(s): Ismael Cruz, responsible for Jeurys Familia, Cesar Puello, Jenrry Mejia, Jordany Valdespin, Juan Urbina, Wilmer Flores, Aderlin Rodriguez,Domingo Tapia, Juan Lagares; special mention: Marlin McPhail for Matt Harvey,Reese Havens, Cory Mazzoni, and Josh Edgin.

What a difference a year makes (and a new GM).

Topping the list with the best Minor League System was the San Diego Padres, while the Chicago White Sox held up the rear and ranked 30th.