Noah Syndergaard

Five Mets prospects make MLB Top 100

MLB.com released their midseason Top 100 prospect list, and five Mets players made the list (MLB.com, July 28).

Pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard is the highest rated player in the Mets organization, coming in at No. 13.

“He still profiles as a front-line starter and remains on track to make his Major League debut at a younger age than either Harvey or Wheeler,” MLB.com said of Syndergaard.

Catcher Kevin Plawecki checks in at No. 67, with OF Brandon Nimmo right behind him at No. 68. From the 2014 Draft, first-round pick OF Michael Conforto is No. 86 on the list, while 2013 first-round pick 1B Dominic Smith is No. 88.


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25 comments
zingzangzo
zingzangzo

We need to give Noah a chance to become that special pitcher who can be a great starter on this team for years to come. Like all 5 of the young talent in the top 100! We could maybe in a few years pick one to include in an improvement move with one of our big leaguers already!

dtlmetsfan
dtlmetsfan

How is Herrera not on this list?

kingman76
kingman76

The Mets #1 pick from 2012, SS Cecchini doesn't even make the list.  But each of Alderson's other #1 picks do.  Interesting.


Nathan Kerr
Nathan Kerr

That's all? We have sucked for years. We should have more than that.

Its tough to take these lists seriously.  deGrom wasn't even a blip last year and now in discussion for ROY. (not getting ahead of myself just saying its been mentioned).  Before that someone like Hefner wasn't in top 200 but was the Mets best pitcher for two months last year.  Yet they are going to say they know the difference between number 20 and number 40? .. it all seems like throwing darts.

Dustin Matthew Schwartz
Dustin Matthew Schwartz

The fact that Herrera isn't on this list just makes the case even further that the Mets now have one of the best farm systems and pose a major threat to every other team in baseball in the coming years. Also, need not worry: Keith Law believes Dilson will be solid and the Mets 2B of the future.

Michael Portanova
Michael Portanova

Does the emergence of Duda make them more likely to deal Smith? I think that'd be a little hefty considering Smith is the best 1B prospect in the game according to MLB, but just wondering.

Brian Lomasky
Brian Lomasky

So have we shed the "we have no bats in the minors" mentality yet? Of our 5 prospects who landed in the top 100, 4 of them are hitters!

Jakob Kaye
Jakob Kaye

Herrera should 100% be on the list. A 20 year old toolsy second baseman in AA batting .300/.400/.500 and over 20 steals on the season. It's a joke that according to MLB.com, hes not a top 100 prospect or top 10 second base prospect.

jamets
jamets

5 out of 100 is nice.  You could make a pretty argument for Montero, Matz, Rosario and/or Herrera to be on that list, too.  IMO, Montero should be there ahead of some of these guys.

zoddie
zoddie

  deGrom shouldn't have been on any lists.  I was high on him because I'm a Mets fanboy.  But he had a 4.80 ERA and 1.483 WHIP in AA a 4.52 ERA and 1.467 WHIP in AAA last year.


That's pretty bad.


Some guys are better in the majors than they are in the minors.  Like Matt Harvey.  And deGrom hasn't been pitching for all that long, either.

Chaz
Chaz

Sometimes you get lucky with these throw in players. Dilson Herrera was a marginal prospect at the time and now he's tearing the cover off the ball the last month.

I hope he's the real deal since Sandy seems intent on trading Murphy! !!

mr met
mr met

@Dustin Matthew Schwartz How does this make the case stronger?  There is no limit to how many players an organization can be on the list.  

Brian Lomasky
Brian Lomasky

@Michael Portanova Smith is in low A ball so he's likely at least 2-3 years from his major league debut. At that point Duda will finish his arbitration years and become a free agent.  Duda's presence should in no way block Smith or make him expendable.

Plawecki on the other hand is somewhat blocked by the emergence of D'arnaud as a legitimate major league hitter. I could easily see him being traded for help at another position.

jamets
jamets

@Jakob Kaye  I think Herrera's ceiling is not all that high - that's what keeps him off these kinds of lists.  He doesn't have that one stand out tool - speed is good but not great, same for D, power is ok.

Kevin VanTassell
Kevin VanTassell

DeGrom was the 272 player drafted in 2010 and had TJS after his first 6 professional starts so no surprise he wasn't on any lists until being the Mets #10 prospect this year.

Dustin Matthew Schwartz
Dustin Matthew Schwartz

@mr met @Dustin Matthew Schwartz For starters, having 5 guys on the list out of 100 is pretty good. if you spread it evenly amongst the 30 teams, you're looking at an average of 3 guys on the list for every team. The last remaining 10 guys spread evenly for a lucky 10 teams gives those 10 teams 4 prospects in total. Mets have 5 prospects, which is great. With that said, someone not even mentioned on this list from the Mets has been getting rave reviews, Dilson Herrera. I think this is very promising and it shows the Mets certainly have some sort of upper hand in the game. 

mr met
mr met

@Dustin Matthew Schwartz @mr met He may be hitting but it is every teams job to hype their prospects.  Prospects are prospects are prospects.  When they show up to the show and perform like deGrom then you can breathe easier, until then you just might have lastings milledge on your hands.  

Chaz
Chaz

Travis is a solid catcher more polished than most expected. I think the staff loves throwing to him. I had read awhile back Plawecki may not project to being a catcher at the ML level. OF or 1B maybe.

86street
86street

@Michael Portanova @Brian Lomasky Agree.  It is a high risk position.  No reason not to have Pawlecki take the back up job next. Let him play 20 -30 games in the majors before thinking about a trade.