Hunter Denson Prospect Rankings A Year Ago . Hernandez has above-average bat speed, raw power, and speed. Age: 26 Age: 23 A high profile international signing, (#34 on baseball america top international prospects in 2018), Villalobos offers great athleticism at catcher. Greene ranked 10th on the Mets top 30 prospects list. Carpio is one of the few players in the upper minors who have a chance to provide an impact in the majors. The latter group accounts for the top three spots on the list and exactly half of the Top 30, while Draft picks round out the rest of the Top 10. 2019 Highest Level: GCL Age: 22 2019 Highest Level: A+ St. Lucie November 2, 2020. Putting up K% of 40.4 and 41.8% while being 0.9 and 1.3 years below average age in the Appy and New York â Penn Leagues, Szapucki flashed top-of-the-rotation upside. 2019 Notable Statistics: 59 PA â 86 wRC+ Both players will report to the Brooklyn site and put the 60-man pool at capacity. While Ritter has minimal power, he offers an advanced plate approach. Mets brass are thrilled with their first draft under the new regime and some specifically think Allan is already the best prospect of the group. 2019 Highest Level: Rookie â Appalachian League The 2019 season was not kind to these top players, other than NL Rookie of the Year Pete Alonso. 2019 Highest Level: GCL After, the team discusses 20-16 on Amazinâ Avenueâs 2021 Top 25 Mets Prospects list: Franklyn Kilome, J.T. He tore his hamstring and missed almost all of 2019, the latest of multiple injuries for Lindsay. A favorite of mine from when he became a star pitcher in my OOTP, Cornielly has mid-rotation upside in real life. Baty and Vientos share many similarities. 2019 Notable Statistics: 300â Average Flyball Distance â 24.2 K% â 4.8 BB% Age: 17 2019 Highest Level: AA His teamâs poor infield defense this past year explains his xFIP (2.91) below his FIP (3.19), which was lower than his ERA (4.19). The new Mets Top 30 Prospects list looks much different than it did a year ago, following the graduation of National League Rookie of the Year Pete Alonso and the trade that sent pitching prospects Simeon Woods Richardson and Anthony Kay to Toronto for Marcus Stroman. If Allan can continue progress on his pitches, he should show mid-rotation upside. While only playing 2B thus far with the Mets, Ritter has shown he can play all around the field. Mark Vientos, 3B/1B However, McIntosh is very raw, needing refinements to his contact skills and overall plate approach. 2019 Notable Statistics: 24.3 K%, 10.5 BB% (Across 2 Levels) His ground ball rates along with a good 24.5 K% and 7.2 BB% lead to a solid case for a valuable back-end starter. 2021 Single Game Tickets 2021 Season Tickets 2021 Mets Ticket Assurance Group Sales & â¦ Most of Gimenez real value comes from his well-above-average defense. 46. Luke Ritter, 2B/UT 0. 2019 Highest Level: A Ali Sanchez, C Age: 22 Ranking a player with only 182 plate appearances in affiliated baseball this high may seem like a stretch, but I believe Alvarez can be baseballâs next great catcher. When the Mets sent him to the Arizona Fall League, however, Gimenez returned to a level swing, producing the impressive slash line above. Megill should get a look at major league innings this season. 2019 Notable Statistics: 5.71 ERA â 5.45 xFIP 2019 Notable Statistics: 2.61 ERA while 2.3 and 3.3 years below league average age 2019 Highest Level: A Alexander Ramirez, OF In addition to his breaking ball, Acosta also throws a changeup and a mid-90s fastball which all should allow him to continue starting. Ronny Mauricio, SS 8. Mauricio is a switch hitter, but is much better as a lefty facing righties, with an OPS nearly 200 points higher. Look for Gilliam to crack the majors this year with the potential to be a late inning reliever. 2019 Notable Statistics: 12.4 K% â 12.4 BB% at DSL1 January 14, 2021. A poor debut for the former college star did little to impact his stock. As he fills out, he may lose a step, to average speed. 28. by Eric Longenhagen and Kiley McDaniel. Age: 21 2019 Notable Statistics: 17.5 K% between AA and AAA Palmer has impressive athleticism which should allow him to stay on the left side of the infield, although likely not at SS as he fills out. Rodriguez, is a catcher in a different mold than his J2 mate Francisco Alvarez, in that Rodriguez is built around his athleticism with contact skills, while Alvarez is a stocky power-built body. His upside is limited by his limited athleticism, likely targeting him to a mid-rotation arm. 7. 2019 Highest Level: GCL 48. Since that 2017 season, Humphreys has thrown one inning due to TJ surgery. Jefferson Escorcha, LHP This has been shown with the recent massive Francisco Lindor / Carlos Carrasco trade, with the Mets losing prospects Isaiah Greene (would have been #10 on this list) and Josh Wolf (#11). Look for him to raise his stock this season if he can perform at a more age appropriate level. Nevertheless, the system possesses potential star pieces to trade in pursuit of an available star. 2019 Notable Statistics: 52.1 IP â 9.3 K/9 across DSL1, GCL, and Appalachian League Smithâs intangibles drive his stock and projection to that of a back-end starter. The bigger concern for me is the concerns over his defense. Biggest jump/fallHere are the players whose ranks changed the most from the 2019 preseason list to the 2020 preseason list: Jump: Kevin Smith, LHP (2019: NR | 2020: No. Humphreys has back-end of rotation potential but could be pushed to relief given his status on the 40-man roster. 30 International. McIntosh has the potential to be a plus defender in center, given his speed and above-average arm. Tier 1: Players with high expectations of both making the majors and playing at an All-Star level for a number of years Futures Focus â Episode 20, Miami Marlins & Detroit Tigers Top 50s, A Good Dynasty League is Food for the Baseball Soul, Rockies Get Three Prospects In Arenado Trade, Copyright Â© 2021 | WordPress Theme by MH Themes. Taken in the 8th round in the 2018 MLB Draft, Megill was a collegiate reliever with mediocre results. 3. 1. 2019 Highest Level: AA William Lugo, SS/3B 2020 Prospects: New York Mets Top 10 Prospects $ by Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff 12/05. 2019 Notable Statistics: 18.1 K% â 11.4 BB% (Across GCL and DSL1) 12. While it is hard to know his status now, the Mets showed confidence in him by protecting him in the Rule 5 Draft, showing that they thought other teams could have an interest in keeping him on their active roster all season. Next up on our list are three pitchers and a pair of infielders. Other than his injury, Hernandez must improve his contact ability to make the most of his other tools. A player who is limited to playing minimally valuable defensive positions and also does not have any standout tools, Cortes survives because of his overall offensive approach. Another former top international signing, Gimenez landed with the Mets for $1.2 million in 2015. Between the GCL and Appy leagues, Alvarez showed that off. 4. Christian Kainer covers the New York Mets minor league system for Prospects1500. Freddy Valdez, OF McIntosh is another âtoolsyâ player, offering premier speed, as well as above-average bat speed. Opening Day Age: 18 2019 Highest Level: AAA Ranking the top 30 New York Mets prospects for 2020. He has the potential to develop into a toolsy player. 2019 Highest Level: Rookie â Appalachian League He shows signs of his advanced plate approach, with a minimal 16.8 K% and high 9.9 BB%. Additionally, Gilliam was killed by the new balls, with a 21.4% HR/FB. As I wrote for Prospects1500âs New Yearâs wishes for each team, with the implementation of the automated strike zone, I would love to see the Mets get aggressive with Alvarez, putting him at a level where his bat is challenged. Our annual look at the best tools on MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects list serves as a preview of coming attractions to the big leagues. Beck was a 22nd round pick in the 2019 MLB draft who signed for the maximum amount of $125K without penalties. 2019 Highest Level: A â NYPL At 5â11â and 220 pounds, the worry is that Alvarez would not maintain his body to play catcher. The Mets' Top 6 international signings of all time. While the Mets farm system is talented, most of its top prospects are in the lowest levels. 2019 Highest Level: AA Heâs ranked at 16 on the Indians top 30 list. 47. Here's the state of the Mets' farm system. And while most of the Mets’ star prospects are several years away from reaching the Majors, the club should still receive some reinforcements throughout the upcoming season. Archive. ), Ronny Mauricio slotted in at no. Szapucki throws an average fastball and a plus curveball. 2019 Highest Level: GCL If Consuegra is able to return healthy and show his tools, it will rebuild his prospect stock. While Gimenez did increase his flyball rates, this did not lead to more success, with a 124 and 100 wRC+ in A+ and AA in 2018, and a 105 wRC+ in 2019. Back in 2016, Szapucki was the talk of the Mets minor leagues. Another low pedigree international signee, Nunez throws in the mid-90s. Desmond Lindsay, OF With no minor league season in 2020 due to COVID-19, doing a top prospect list is a little different than it has been for me in years past. If he can become a 30~40 home run player with good contact and defensive skills I can possibly see him as a HOFer. Mauricioâs upside includes plus-power and hit tools, as he has impressive bat speed and control. 19 (! With average arm and speed, Hernandez could stick in center field. 2019 Notable Statistics: .268 BA while 3.5 years below league average age 2019 Notable Statistics: .371/.413/.586 in 75 PA in the 2019 AFL 2019 Highest Level: GCL You could have made better points regarding the Mets prospects without throwing them under the bus. Beck throws in the low 90s which is accompanied by a curveball and changeup. 2019 Notable Statistics: 3.7 years below league average age His development as a starter hinges on his changeup. Age: 19 * List does not include anyone who already made their MLB debut, Prospects1500 Tiers: Although he throws with a funky, violent motion, Wolf has not experienced any arm troubles thus far in his career. in strikeouts (130) and strikeout rate (27.2 percent) and finished second in ERA (3.15).Fall: Desmond Lindsay (2019: 11 | 2020: NR) – The 2015 second-rounder looked like he might turn the corner in 2020 after an encouraging Arizona Fall League campaign, but the 23-year-old outfielder appeared in just 15 games in the Florida State League in ’19 before a calf injury forced him to the injured list for the duration of the season. Josh Wolf, RHP Four Mets, including catcher Francisco Alvarez, have made The Athletic's top 100 prospects list for 2021. Robert Dominguez, RHP 2019 Notable Statistics: 8 IP â 10K â 1BB Wolf was a late riser in the draft process due to his newfound mid-to-low 90s velocity, known more for his athleticism and intangibles. 2019 Highest Level: AA Between his lanky frame (6â2â 167 pounds), decent feel for contact, and average speed, Consuegra has immense upside. middle reliever, low-ceiling UT guys) At 2.5 and 3.5 years below league average age, Alvarez slashed .312/.407/.510 with a 20.3 K% and 11.5 BB%. January 19, 2020 A local Flushing, NY native, Palmer was taken late in the 2018 MLB draft (22nd round). 9) – A breakout prospect who reached Double-A in his first full season, the 6-foot-5 southpaw led all Mets farmhands (100 IP min.) 94. January 19, 2020 Christian Kainer General, Mets, MiLB, NL East, Top 50 Lists 4. Hunter Denson takes us through the 50 best prospects in the New York Mets system. You came across alike a Debbie Downer and a Negative Nellie with your comments. Jace Beck, RHP 21. 14. First off, being 6â9â with impressive athleticism, while only being 18, Santos jumps out whenever you see him. Gimenez has more raw power than in-game power, leading some to think an approach leaning more heavily on fly balls, and away from his naturally level swing, would suit him. Left-hander David Peterson enters the year on the cusp of the Major Leagues, providing the Mets a viable rotation option if needed, while oft-injured hurlers such as Thomas Szapucki and Jordan Humphreys represent key depth pieces capable of contributing in multiple roles. However, with his body expected to grow, he will likely shift to 3B, where he should be a fine fit, as his glove and arm will be better-than-average there. Age: 21 Christian Kainer January 7, 2019. 24. 2019 Highest Level: A Defensively, Mauricio has all the tools to stay at shortstop. 2019 Notable Statistics: 33 K% â 2.57 ERA â 3.82 xFIP Stanley Consuegra, OF Age: 20 If you could choose 1 prospect as having the potential to make the Hall of Fame, who would that be? With a high ground ball rate, Peterson is very much exposed to infield defense. 2019 Notable Statistics: .255/.336/.397 â 14.6 K% â 9.9 BB% â 295.4 FB Distance â 119 wRC+ Jordany Ventura, RHP Mets top prospects 2021: High-upside shortstop Ronny Mauricio headlines New York's top five The Mets have some exciting youngsters on the way . 2019 Notable Statistics: 2.91 xFIP â 3.19 FIP â 4.19 ERA Sanchez lacks on base skills and power. If McIntosh can put together a good season, look for him to gain more recognition in national prospect lists. While HOF is definitely way too far ahead to think about, Mauricio is the only ârealisticâ option to become a HOFer. Cesar Loaiza, LHP Saunders signed with Mets prior to the 2019 season. Allan seems to have gotten his rating based on his âsafetyâ as a high school pitcher, as he should throw three average to above-average pitches (fastball, curveball, changeup), have mid-90s velocity with the ability to touch high-90s, and minimal projection left in his body (6â3â 225 pounds). 2019 Notable Statistics: 2.63 ERA, 27.3 K% Having drafted him three times, most recently in the third round in 2018 MLB Draft, clearly the Mets like Cortes and feel like his offense will carry his profile regardless of the negligible defensive value. His offense is raw but he has shown a relatively flat swing with below average power. 2019 Highest Level: N/A He pounds the zone, resulting in a career 1.6 BB/9 and 9.4 K/9. 2019 Notable Statistics: 100 wRC+ â 18.1 K% â 7.1 BB% Bryce Hutchinson, RHP 2. 2019 Highest Level: Rookie â Appalachian League Christian is a native Mets fan living in New Jersey, and going to school the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Age: 21 200 Draft. Mets fans may never get over the trade that saw top prospects Jarred Kelenic and Justin Dunn head to Seattle. Tylor Megill, RHP Tilien is a recent 2019 international free agent signee who has yet to play in an affiliated game. Age: 20 This allows his offense to lag much further behind. The New York Mets farm system has four players ranked in Major League Baseballâs Top 100 prospect list for the second consecutive year. October 14, 2020. Between his selection in the 18th round in the 2015 draft to 2017, Humphreys found success as a strike-thrower. At 6â3â 212 pounds, Valdez already has a big body and possesses good power for a teenager. Newtonâs upside is substantial, given he grows into an adequate hit tool, plus power, and sticking on the left side of the infield. He will move to the Florida State League, another very pitcher-friendly league, so he will likely have another ordinary statistical year. Age: 21 Viewing: Top Lists . Mauricio already has contact skills, something rare in tall, lanky prospects, with a respectable batting average and a minimal swinging strike rate. Tier 2: Players with above-average expectation of making the majors and being a solid contributor 2019 Highest Level: A- NYPL 19. 2019 Notable Statistics: 30.5 K% â 8.3 BB% â 71.2 IP Age: 23 2019 Highest Level: A Players in parentheses have the same grade. Age: 23 New, 48 comments. In 2019, the only prospect signed over $1 million was Ramirez, having signed for $2.1 million. This frame leads to his ability to go multiple innings, which with his advanced spin rates combine to an intriguing prospect. Finally, wrapping things up, â¦ Reports from his inaugural season were overwhelmingly positive, showing good agility, arm strength, and catching, as well as being fit for his weight. 2019 Highest Level: GCL 2019 Notable Statistics: 8 IP â 12K â 1BB November 24, 2020. Ventura has the makings of three pitches which could all become above average in his fastball, slider, and changeup. Batyâs power, although above average, to me doesnât seem as robust as Vientosâ, leading me to rate Vientos more highly. Defensively, Tilien has the versatility to play all over the infield and outfield, due to his above average arm strength and average speed. Nevertheless, Santos has a feel for his three pitches (fastball, slider, changeup), and is in the hands of a great pitching developmental system. 30 by Team. With his addition to the 40 man roster this offseason, he figures to have a shot at throwing MLB innings this season, whether as a starter or power reliever. 17. Tier 4: Players who have the potential of making the majors, or high likelihood of making the majors but providing minimal impact (e.g. Catcher Francisco Alvarez (no. Mets Top Prospects MLB.com. In October, Prospects1500âs Jake Berry told me of an impressive performance Acosta put forth versus rehabbing major leaguers Dansby Swanson and Austin Riley, in which Acostaâs curveball made them look foolish. This massive shift in top management combined with a new âwin-nowâ mantra from Cohen has resulted in a different valuation of the Mets prospects. Crow-Armstrong was a high schooler who was selected 19th overall by the Mets and decided to spurn his commitment to play college baseball at Vanderbilt to sign with the Mets. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. December 9, 2020. Raul Beracierta, OF Best toolsPlayers are graded on a 20-80 scouting scale for future tools -- 20-30 is well below average, 40 is below average, 50 is average, 60 is above average and 70-80 is well above average. For the past two seasons, Mazeika has roughly split time at C and 1B. Between Mauricioâs age and heading to the notoriously pitcher friendly Florida State League (A+), it is important to read beyond the scouting report for Mauricio. Regnault has a 6â0â 251 pound frame which limits his versatility, likely only allowing him to DH and 1B, other premier offensive positions. Tier 3: Players with average expectation of making the majors and being a solid contributor 2019 Notable Statistics: 2.38 ERA â 3.95 xFIP â 4.7 BB% Your email address will not be published. Iâm wondering if you you were so mad that your preferred gig was to write for the Yankees was denied and that youâre taking out your anger on the Mets as a result of it. 31. Age: 19 Age: 18 Age: 22 Mangum is a low variance prospect who should make the majors as a backup outfielder / pinch runner. However, Dominguez offers a ceiling among the best in his class. If Mauricio improves in these areas, look for him to rise to the top 25 prospects in baseball. With Peterson posting good numbers in AA, look for Peterson to throw MLB innings this year. Palmer is another tall, lanky prospect, with a 6â3â 195 pound frame. Age: 24 5. Opening Day Age: 18 Franklyn Kilome, RHP Gimenezâs bat has been inconsistent. Height / Weight Ronny Mauricio New York Mets A (Full) 6' 3" / 166 lbs Francisco Alvarez New York Mets A (Full) 5' 11" / 220 lbs Brett Baty New York Mets A (Full) â¦ 15. Lindsay has the potential of above average power and speed while playing center field. 23. A 7th-round pick in the 2018 draft, Smith raised his stock substantially, making AA by dominating A- and A+ ball. Jake Mangum, OF Wolfâs fastball and curveball project to be plus pitches, while he must work on his changeup to remain a starter. At his best, Kilome three pitches range from above-average to average fastball, curveball, and changeup. 2019 Highest Level: A+ St. Lucie However, a leg injury kept him out all 2019 raises serious doubts into his future. 38. 42. Since joining the Mets, Megill has posted excellent strikeout numbers. Ventura is a smaller 6â 162 pound pitcher who relies more on his athleticism than his stuff. Tickets. With a 300â average flyball distance, Vientos already has good raw power. 2019 Highest Level: GCL Thus far in his career, Parra has posted good strikeout numbers, which along with his low 90s velocity and makings of a curveball, slider, and changeup, which should allow him to remain a starter. With this swing and Gimenezâ other tools, a bat which produces 10-15 home runs and 20+ stolen bases, while playing an important up-the-middle defensive position will be an incredibly valuable real and fantasy player. However, where Peterson shines is his batted ball profile. We present our list of the Metsâ best prospects heading into the 2021 season. 10 Names You Need To Know - New York Mets | Prospects1500. 2019 Stats: N/A Although his contact skills are very raw, he has intriguing power potential. Tier 5 2019 Notable Statistics: 32.9 K% â 300â flyball distance (higher in previous years) The only prospect in the top 15 from last seasonâs preseason top 50 Mets list who drastically improved his stock is since-traded Simeon Woods Richardson. 2019 Highest Level: AA Flash forward to 2020, Szapucki had a lengthy TJ stint but is back pitching. As a low-pedigree international signee who doesnât have loud physical tools, Acosta is a smaller name. 26. The Mets announced Saturday that the team has added RHP Matthew Allan and C Francisco Alvarez to the Club Player Pool. Mets instructional league prospect report. A 2019 International signee, Dominguez is the same age as players being drafted out of high school and already has hit 99 in camps. Brodie Van Wagenen has proved that he holds minimal value in prospects with more modest projection, between splurging for three top level draft prospects over a more balanced approach and trading prospects for major-league-ready role players. Age: 23 The list is top-heavy with position players, with Ronny Mauricio, Francisco Alvarez, Andrés Giménez and Brett Baty leading the organization’s next wave of potential impact talent. 2019 Notable Statistics: 131 wRC+ â 15.6 K% â 6.8 BB% 2019 Notable Statistics: 120 wRC+ at Rookie â Appalachian League Cortes has always seemed like he will overachieve in the majors to me. Age: 21 Mets focus on NY with Minors affiliate invites . If Vientos is unable to stay at 3B, he will have to move to 1B, greatly lowering his real and fantasy value â especially on the Mets. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. As the front office looks to improve their farm systemâs quality, these four players are certainly a terrific base for the rest of the upcoming talent. Arizona Diamondbacks 2020 Top 50 Prospects. While the Mets farm system is talented, most of â¦ However, between his average to above-average hit tool, and his conservative plate approach (28.5 K% â 15.4 BB%), Batyâs power is more likely to play in games. Age: 19 2019 Notable Statistics: 21.8 K% â 16.4 BB% â 21.4% HR/FB He throws around 90 from the left side. Donât be surprised to see more prospects from this second tier moved for more major league depth, such as a backup catcher or a middle reliever, as they chase a playoff spot. Hit: 60 -- AlvarezPower: 60 -- Mark Vientos (Mauricio)Run: 60 -- GiménezArm: 60 -- Baty (Mauricio, Alvarez, Giménez, Vientos, Shervyen Newton, Ali Sanchez)Defense: 60 -- Giménez (Sanchez)Fastball: 60 -- Allan (Josh Wolf, Junior Santos, Franklyn Kilomé, Robert Dominguez, Michel Otanez, Ryley Gilliam)Curveball: 60 -- Allan (Thomas Szapucki, Wolf, Gilliam)Slider: 60 -- David PetersonChangeup: 60 -- Jose ButtoControl: 60 -- Peterson, How they were builtDraft: 13 | International: 15 | Trade: 2, Breakdown by ETA2020: 8 | 2021: 5 | 2022: 8 | 2023: 7 | 2024: 2, Breakdown by positionC: 3 | 1B: 0 | 2B: 1 | 3B: 3 | SS: 2 | INF: 1 | OF: 2 | RHP: 15 | LHP: 3. David Peterson, LHP Age: 18 Senger has surprised however with his bat, as he has showed some contact skills, with a level swing. Three promising New York Mets prospects have been included in Baseball Americaâs pre-2021 top-100 prospect rankings (paywall), with one player making a significant leap, another keeping his foothold in the middle of the pack, and another making his debut on the list. Andres Regnault, C 2019 Highest Level: AAA Dominating A+ (1.72 xFIP) and AA (2.25 xFIP), Gilliam finally reached trouble with AAA and their incredibly hitter friendly league. As an athletic player with limited experience, Villalobos offers intriguing upside. 2019 Highest Level: GCL Shervyen Newton, SS/2B/3B He was not able to make his pro career debut last season due to the COVID-19 cancelation of minor league baseball. Mazeika is the rare high variance, upper minors prospect. 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