Mets prospects Noah Syndergaard, Rafeal Montero and Travis d’Arnaud appeared on MLB.com’s Top 100 Prospect List, which was announced Thursday night by Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis on MLB Network.
The list in based on the player’s skills, upsides, timeline and potential impact at the big-league level.
Syndergaard was ranked No. 11 and the third-best right-handed pitcher.
“Syndergaard is a classic power right-hander and uses his big frame to throw downhill and induce ground balls,” Callis and Mayo said in the online report. “His fastball regularly reaches 98 mph and runs inside on right-handed hitters. His 12-to-6 curveball is his best secondary pitch, though his change-up has the potential to be a third plus pitch in his arsenal.”
The duo project he’ll be a frontline starter for the Mets, on track to debut in the big leagues this summer.
D’Arnaud is listed as the top catching prospect and No. 22 overall in the game.
Montero did not appear on the list of the top 10 right-handed pitchers, but checked in at No. 85 on the overall list.
“Montero’s fastball sits in the low-90s and can reach 95 mph,” according to Mayo and Callis, who expect him to be in the big leagues this season. “His secondary stuff isn’t as impressive as his fastball, but all of his pitches play up thanks to his exceptional command. Though he is slightly undersized for a right-hander, he should have no problem pitching in the middle of a Major League rotation.”
To see MLB.com’s full Top 100 Prospect List with notes on each player, click here.