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New York Mets: Top Five Prospects

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The New York Mets farm system is still deep despite multiple trades and graduations.

By Justin Weiss

While the New York Mets farm system may not boast as much talent as it did at the start of last season, one thing is for certain: with the majority of the team under the age of 27 the Metropolitan’s are heading in the right direction.

Still the mystifying world of developing prospects, scouting prospects, and ranking prospects is of great intrigue to many.

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So let’s do the latter in accordance to what Major League Baseball deems to be the qualifications of a prospect (or the qualifications of a rookie, which disqualifies a player from possessing prospect status):

A player shall be considered a rookie unless, during a previous season or seasons, he has (a) exceeded 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the Major Leagues; or (b) accumulated more than 45 days on the active roster of a Major League club or clubs during the period of 25-player limit (excluding time in the military service and time on the disabled list).

The aforementioned is of great significance because Steven Matz is the team’s highest-ranked prospect despite appearing in a handful of games this season.

Justin Weiss is a staff editor at Elite Sports New York, where he covers the New York Islanders and Brooklyn Cyclones. In 2016, he received a Quill Award for Freelance Journalism. He has written for the Long Island Herald, FanSided and YardBarker.