Mets prospects RHP Noah Syndergaard, C Kevin Plawecki and OF Brandon Nimmo now rank on Baseball America’s updated list of the Top 50 Prospects in baseball (Baseball America, July 7).
Syndergaard, who ranks at No. 19 overall, dropped from being the third best right-handed pitching prospect on their pre-season list down to fifth, mostly because of missed starts due to elbow and shoulder injuries.
Plawecki, who was not listed among the Top 100 to start the season, is now considered by Baseball America as the third-best catching prospect in the game, checking in at No. 40 overall. Similarly, Nimmo was not in the Top 100 before the year, now he’s ranked No. 48.
Triple-A RHP prospect Rafeal Montero, who began the year ranked No. 68; and Single-A 1B prospect Dominic Smith, who started the year ranked No. 92; did not move up to make the mid-season Top 50.