BA: Mets Have #16 Farm System in Baseball

baseball-america-logo.jpgBaseball America published their organizational rankings for 2013, slotting the Mets in at #16, between the Reds at #15 and the Orioles at #17.

The Mets are mid-pack for both baseball and a whole and the NL East: with the Marlins (#5) and the Washington Nationals (#13) above them and the Philadelphia Phillies (#24) and the Atlanta Braves (#26) in below.

Their comments for subscribers:

How They Got Here: The best Mets farmhands are the products of trades—Wheeler from the Giants for Carlos Beltran, d’Arnaud and Syndergaard from the Blue Jays for R.A. Dickey. New York also has an intriguing crop of homegrown righthanders led by Matero, Montero, Fulmer, but the majority of its prospects has yet to surface above Class A.
High-Ceiling Sleeper: After missing his first full pro season because of Tommy John surgery, RHP Jake DeGrom bounced back in 2012 with a 93-98 mph fastball and flawless control.