Keith Law’s Mets Top 10

law_keith_mKeith Law at is out with his list of the Top 10 Mets prospects.

His goes:
1. Thor
2. Travis d’Arnaud
3. Dominic Smith
4. Rafael Montero
5. Brandon Nimmo
6. Kevin Plawecki
7. Dilson Herrera
8. Wilmer Flores
9. Cesar Puello
10. Amed Rosario

The first five spots are all consistent with where he had the respective players in his Top 100 list from earlier in the week. The back half of the Top 10 should be familiar enough to regular readers around here at this point.
As a bonus, in his comments, he lists his next few which he describes as “pretty tightly bunched together”:
11. Gavin Cecchini
12. Gabriel Ynoa
13. Jacob deGrom
14. Michael Fulmer
15. Domingo Tapia

Daniel Wexler
Daniel Wexler

Law is on record as saying he views Matz as a reliever (and that he didn't see him at all the past 2 years) so I'm not shocked he's not on his list but Matz has to be a top 15 best talent in the system.

Eric Olesh
Eric Olesh

We tend to think as pitching being the strongest part of the system, however only two of the top ten are arms.  If you listen to the "Behind the Dish" Pod, Law really praised player development for teaching all of the pitchers to pound the strike zone and said he sees a number of guys in the system who are going to be MLB starters to fill out the back of a rotation.

Eric Olesh
Eric Olesh

@Daniel Wexler  Law tends to downgrade pitchers with injury history a whole lot, which I think is justified given the track record.


@Eric Olesh  If you asked Law to rank 12-30, I don't think you would see a single position player. 

Daniel Wexler
Daniel Wexler

@Eric Olesh @Daniel WexlerIn Matz's case, Law has said he's a reliever for 2 years now so I don't think it's because of the injuries. He doesn't like his delivery. If he's "just" a reliever then an overage A-ball reliever is NOT a top 15 prospect.