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Dispatches from Port St. Lucie, 2/17

Today was the first official workout for Mets pitchers and catchers. Lots happened today, including Jeff Wilpon’s Q&A with MLB.com.

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What we learned: Not long after the Mets seemed to tab Jenrry Mejia a starting pitcher for good, manager Terry Collins said that Mejia could make the team out of the bullpen. … Noah Syndergaard is a large, large human.

What we wrote:

Around the league:

They said it:

“We had to use our money to sign a few guys. We don’t have any bats, we don’t have any balls, we don’t have any lights. But we do have players.” –Collins, after a light in the Mets’ press conference room proved non-operational.

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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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The scene: Noah Syndergaard’s first bullpen with the Mets

Top prospect Noah Syndergaard made his debut on Tradition Field’s back mounds Sunday, throwing his first bullpen session since the Mets traded R.A. Dickey to acquire him in a seven-player megadeal.

His parents, not surprisingly two of his biggest fans, were on hand to watch.


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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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MLB.com Top 100 Prospects: Mets score high

MLB.com unveiled its Top 100 prospects list tonight, and the Mets did quite, quite well for themselves. Catcher Travis d’Arnaud clocked in at sixth overall, while right-handed pitchers Zack Wheeler and Noah Syndergaard ranked ninth and 29th, respectively.

The Mets were the only team in baseball to land two prospects in the Top 10.

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I caught up with d’Arnaud and Wheeler earlier today to discuss the rankings and their thoughts on Spring Training; you can check that out here. You can also see MLB.com’s full Top 100 here.

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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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…And what about Noah Syndergaard?

A new day brings new names. The R.A. Dickey deal currently on the table, according to the New York Post, would net the Mets right-handed pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard, in addition to catchers Travis d’Arnaud and John Buck and another as-yet unnamed prospect. The Mets would give up Dickey, Josh Thole and a non-elite prospect.

So let’s take a look at Syndergaard, as we did yesterday for d’Arnaud. Again, click to launch the 2012 MLB.com Prospect Watch page:

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