Baseball Prospectus released their Top 10 Mets Prospects on Thursday, and the biggest surprise on the list has to be shortstop Luis Carpio coming in at No. 3 ahead of first base prospect Dominic Smith and shortstop Gavin Cecchini. Carpio has certainly caught the eye of scouts and prospect gurus alike this Winter, going from not appearing in Top 30 lists last year to being in everyone’s Top 10 this year, quite the jump. Baseball America and MLB Pipeline both had him at No. 7 in their prospect lists.
So without further ado here are BP’s Top 10 Mets prospects:
- Steven Matz
- Amed Rosario
- Luis Carpio
- Gavin Cecchini
- Dominic Smith
- Brandon Nimmo
- Desmond Lindsay
- Wuilmer Becerra
- Robert Gsellman
- Ali Sanchez
No surprise to see Rosario at number two given his ceiling and his standing as the Mets’ consensus shortstop of the future, “Rosario is still far from a finished project, but he now looks like a good bet to be an everyday shortstop, and potentially an above-average one.”
Cecchini had a rough first half of 2015 in the field but looked better in the second half after cleaning up some mental and physical issues, BP still questions his ability to stay at shortstop, “You can cover for a few “just okays,” but Cecchini is fringy in too many areas here to be an asset on the left side of the infield.”
BP also touched on something with Nimmo that I have been saying for a while, “The approach is still very strong, but he walks right up to the line of being too passive.” Hopefully this is something he can work on at Vegas this year when he is 100% healthy.
Sanchez being on this list is somewhat of a eye opener, however he is in the 10-15 range for most people and in that group you are getting into a tough to distinguish area. It is nice to see the group of raw talent that the Mets have here, with a good year from Carpio, Becerra, Lindsay or Sanchez they could be in the Top 100 next offseason.