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Six Mets land on industry top prospect lists (updated)

The last of the baseball industry’s four most well-known Top 100 Prospect lists is in the books. Baseball America released its list tonight, with four Mets on it. (You may recall that the Mets scored three names on MLB.com’s 2014 Prospect Watch, released earlier this month.)

Six Mets prospects appeared on at least one of the industry’s four major lists, with two of them — Noah Syndergaard and Travis d’Arnaud (below) — appearing on all four. Below is a table breaking down how each prospect fared, including their average ranks. (For simplicity’s sake, I inserted a rank of 101 for lists that did not include a certain player).

The lists came from MLB.com, ESPN, Baseball Prospectus and Baseball America.

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Name MLB.com ESPN.com Prospectus B. America Average
Noah Syndergaard 11 24 11 16 15.5
Travis d’Arnaud 22 36 48 38 36.0
Rafael Montero 85 60 N/A 68 78.5
Dominic Smith N/A 37 N/A 92 82.8
Wilmer Flores N/A N/A 71 N/A 93.5
Brandon Nimmo N/A 92 N/A N/A 98.8

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Six Mets land on industry top prospect lists

Prospect season is upon us. In the wake of MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis releasing their 2014 MLB Prospect Watch last week, Baseball Prospectus and ESPN have released their own Top 100 lists. (Baseball America typically releases its Top 100 list in late February.)

Six Mets prospects appeared on at least one of those lists, with three of them — led by Noah Syndergaard and Travis d’Arnaud (below) — appearing on multiple lists. Below is a table breaking down how each prospect fared, including their average ranks. (For simplicity’s sake, I inserted a rank of 101 for lists that did not include a certain player).

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Name MLB.com ESPN Baseball Prospectus Average
Noah Syndergaard 11 24 11 15.3
Travis d’Arnaud 22 36 48 35.3
Dominic Smith N/A 37 N/A 79.7
Rafael Montero 85 60 N/A 82.0
Wilmer Flores N/A N/A 71 91.0
Brandon Nimmo N/A 92 N/A 98.0

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Mets invite 42 prospects to STEP camp

The Mets run an early camp for minor leaguers each year, typically inviting all of their elite prospects who are not in Major League camp. The program helps acclimate players to life as a professional on and off the field.

This year’s list (with ages in parentheses):

PITCHERS
Bowman, Matt (22)
Cessa, Luis (21)
Degrom, Jacob (24)
Diaz, Miller (20)
Fulmer, Michael (20)
Goeddel, Erik (24)
Huchingson, Chase (24)
Koch, Matt (22)
Kuebler, Jake (23)
Lara, Rainy (22)
Mateo, Luis (23)
Matz, Stephen (22)
Panteliodis, Alex (23)
Peavey, Greg (24)
Pill, Tyler (23)
Schwinden, Chris (26)
Syndergaard, Noah (20)
Tapia, Domingo (21)
Taylor, Logan (21)
Verrett, Logan (23)
Ynoa, Gabriel (20)

CATCHERS
Cordero, Albert (23)
Forsythe, Blake (23)
Glenn, Jeff (21)
Gronauer, Kai (26)
Maron, Cam (22)
Pena, Francisco (23)
Plawecki, Kevin (22)

INFIELDERS
Campbell, Eric (26)
Cecchini, Gavin (18)
Evans, Phillip (20)
Lucas, Richard (23)
Muno, Daniel (23)
Reynolds, Matt (22)
Rodriguez, Aderlin (21)

OUTFIELDERS
Ceciliani, Darrell (21)
Gomez, Gilbert (21)
Harris, Alonzo (23)
Lawley, Dustin (24)
Nimmo, Brandon (20)
Taijeron, Travis (24)
Vaughn, Cory (23)

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Updated top 10 prospects list, via Baseball Prospectus

How did the R.A. Dickey trade affect the Mets’ farm system? Baseball Prospectus today offered this new top 10 prospects list:

1. Zack Wheeler, RHP
2. Travis d’Arnaud, C
3. Noah Syndergaard, RHP
4. Michael Fulmer, RHP
5. Wilmer Flores, INF
6. Gavin Cecchini, SS
7. Domingo Tapia, RHP
8. Jeurys Familia, RHP
9. Brandon Nimmo, OF
10. Rafael Montero, RHP

Obviously there is some difference in opinion here from last week’s Baseball America list, which was published before the Dickey trade, and ranked Fulmer seventh and Luis Mateo fourth. But the industry consensus seems to be that d’Arnaud and Syndergaard are now the Mets’ clear second- and third-best prospects behind Wheeler.

On d’Arnaud, Baseball Prospectus called him “ready for prime-time” and described him as a “.275-plus batting average” guy with “17-25 HR power potential.”

On Syndergaard, BP wrote that his ceiling is as a “high-end no. 2 starter” and that “he could be a monster.”

You can read the full scouting breakdown here (subscription required).

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Baseball America releases Top 10 Mets prospects list

No surprise up top. Here’s the full list:

1. Zack Wheeler, RHP
2. Gavin Cecchini, SS
3. Brandon Nimmo, OF
4. Luis Mateo, RHP
5. Rafael Montero, RHP
6. Wilmer Flores, INF
7. Michael Fulmer, RHP
8. Jeurys Familia, RHP
9. Domingo Tapia, RHP
10. Cory Mazzoni, RHP

Baseball America also ranked the Mets’…

Best Hitter for Average: Wilmer Flores
Best Power Hitter: Aderlin Rodriguez
Best Strike Zone Discipline: Danny Muno
Fastest Baserunner: Alonzo Harris
Best Athlete: Bradley Marquez
Best Fastball: Domingo Tapia
Best Curveball: Zack Wheeler
Best Slider: Luis Mateo
Best Changeup: Darin Gorski
Best Control: Rafael Montero
Best Defensive Catcher: Albert Cordero
Best Defensive Infielder: Wilfredo Tovar
Best Infield Arm: Aderlin Rodriguez
Best Defensive OF: Matt den Dekker
Best Outfield Arm: Cesar Puello

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Mets enjoying early draft returns

The Mets’ first selection in last year’s First-Year Player Draft, Brandon Nimmo, is currently in extended Spring Training preparing for his next challenge in Class A ball.

As for the team’s next five selections, all pitchers, the combined line looks like this: 36.2 IP, 41 K, 8 BB, 1.72 ERA.

Here are the individual lines:

RHP Michael Fulmer
Selected: Comp round, 44th overall
Level: Class A Savannah
Stats: 1 GS, 4.2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

RHP Cory Mazzoni
Selected: 2nd round, 71st overall
Level: Class A St. Lucie
Stats: 2 GS, 11.0 IP, 10 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K

RHP Logan Verrett
Selected: 3rd round, 101st overall
Level: Class A Savannah
Stats: 2 GS, 10.0 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 14 K

RHP Tyler Pill
Selected: 4th round, 132nd overall
Level: Class A Savannah
Stats: 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K

LHP Jack Leathersich
Selected: 5th round, 162nd overall
Level: Class A Savannah
Stats: 2 G, 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K

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Report from Port St. Lucie, 2/29

No sooner had I begun working on a story about prospect Reese Havens and his battle to swat away the injury bug, than Havens began skipping workouts with back stiffness. So good when healthy, Havens has been utterly unable to stay on the field since the Mets drafted him in the first round in 2008. I talked to him, his teammates and his personal trainer to try to figure out the answer.

Other than that, camp has been quiet. Last year’s top pick, Brandon Nimmo, showed up and spoke about what he needs to do to advance quickly through the system. And R.A. Dickey threw a session of live batting practice, making several Mets hitters look foolish. Here’s Dickey discussing his session with catcher Josh Thole:

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Mets welcome Brandon Nimmo

Hours after inking his first professional contract for $2.1 million, Mets top draft pick Brandon Nimmo arrived in Port St. Lucie, Fla. to begin his career. Below are photos of Nimmo signing his contract and posing with fellow top prospect Zack Wheeler. (Both photos courtesy Traer Van Allen of the Mets).

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