20. Masahiro Tanaka
19. Wilmer Flores
18. Aroldis Chapman
17. Andres Gimenez
16. Steven Matz
Masahiro Tanaka is 29-years-old. He’s a steady No. 2 or 3 pitcher any organization would love to employ. Due to his price tag, 20 is the absolute perfect spot for the Yankees righty who’s currently pitching to a 4.79 ERA.
Wilmer Flores is a tricky one. Several years ago he actually represented the Mets top prospect. Though he’s enjoyed several nice moments in Queens, there’s nothing gem-like about the righty hitter. He’s simply turning into a solid bottom of the order everyday player or excellent bench man.
The kid who now owns the top prospect billing in the Mets organization is shortstop Andres Gimenez. The 19-year-old is far-and-away the pride of the farm.
Who knows where Steven Matz would be if he just remained healthy. The lefty never finishes with poor statistics. Even right now through 10 starts this season, Matz sports a decent 3.55 ERA with a K/9 ratio of 8.1. Unfortunately for him, remaining healthy enough to pitch is the most important attribute for any pitcher.