Baseball Prospectus has released their list of the top 101 prospects for the 2018 season, and they have ranked Mets shortstop prospect Andres Gimenez as the 82nd best prospect. This is the first time Gimenez was ranked by Baseball Prospectus.
Last season, Gimenez made his stateside debut playing for the Columbia Fireflies of the South Atlantic League. In 92 games, Gimenez hit .265/.346/.349 with nine doubles, four triples, four homers and 31 RBI.
Gimenez was the only Mets prospect on Baseball Prospectus’ list. Last season, Baseball Prospectus had three Mets ranked on their top 100: Amed Rosario (8), Robert Gsellman (17), and Thomas Szapucki (69). Of those players, only Szapucki was eligible this year, and he underwent Tommy John surgery last year.
It will be interesting to see how far Gimenez moves during the 2018 season and one of the other Mets prospects will have a season good enough to merit joining Gimenez on next year’s t0p 100 list.
The only other Met that has appeared in a top 100 list on any site this offseason is pitcher David Peterson, who was left off of BP’s list.
However, many consider him and Gimenez the two best prospects in the Mets system. Hopefully, he will appear in the midseason rankings.
To see BP’s full list of prospects, click here.