The New York Mets have a very youthful rotation, but position players headline MLB.com’s Top 10 prospects in the team’s farm system.
The New York Mets are a team that has clearly valued their pitching very highly over the last half a decade, producing the likes of Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Jeurys Familia.
But according to the scouts at MLB.com, seven of the top 10 current Mets’ prospects are position players, showing that a total youth revamp of the organization’s 25-man roster is not that far off.
Many of these guys have seen some time at this season’s Spring Training camp, while others Mets fans will already recognize. But only a few are seriously close to becoming actual major league contributors.
The following scouting grades for each player on this list are courtesy of MLB.com.
Players are graded on a 20-80 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. (via MLB.com)
Here’s how MLB.com ranked the Mets’ Top 10 organizational prospects.