4. OF Desmond Lindsay
Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 50 | Run: 60 | Arm: 50 | Field: 45 | Overall: 50Athleticism can sometimes carry a player to the top, and it appears that Lindsay may be the beneficiary of that scenario.
After only topping out at Low-A ball so far in his career, Lindsay already takes the four spot in these rankings. Surprising? Maybe. But it’s not for a lack of him deserving the attention.
Lindsay hit for some power last season, gathering four home runs and five doubles in just 150 plate appearances. The eye he has developed at just 19-years-old is astounding, netting him 25 walks to just 31 strikeouts.
Lindsay has top-end speed, with the natural instincts to patrol any of the three outfield spots, but most specifically, center field. He’s got some time before being major league ready, but Mets brass will keep a close eye on him as center field is a huge area of need.