Law: Mets Have #6 Farm System in Baseball

Keith Law Suit & TieAt ESPN.com, Keith Law ranked the best Farm Systems in baseball, and placed the Mets sixth. Law uses all players who still have rookie eligibility.

The Mets trail the Astros, Twins, Pirates, Cubs and Red Sox.

Last year, the Mets were 14th and the year before that 22nd.

Law’s comment:

The turnaround in this system is remarkable, especially when you consider they have not had a top-10 pick since they took Matt Harvey in 2010, and it puts the Mets in excellent shape relative to the other four teams in their division.

The decisions to trade R.A. Dickey and Marlon Byrd look even better in hindsight. The Mets also have one of the minors’ best collections of pitchers who throw strikes but aren’t strictly finesse guys.

 

11 comments
dexx
dexx

Does anyone else find it interesting that everyone says we have great pitching, and no position players, yet at least 7 possibly 8 of our Top 10 are position players?

Hank259
Hank259

Sorry, Keith, I am not buying this at all. I'm glad you're not lambasting the Mets like you normally do, but 6th is very ridiculous. Heck, BEFORE this, it'd be hard to find a Mets Minors writer who would say we're 6th. 

metsfandan
metsfandan

Well I guess everyone has to stop saying Law hates the Mets now.  I'm pretty surprised to see the Mets ranked so high - eager to see his top 100 and Mets top 10 now.

kyLE
kyLE

This is how you create sustainable success at the major league level and trying to imagine how Omar Minaya would have handled the Beltran and dickey trades makes my brain hurt and angrier every time somebody tries to give him credit for some of the players in our system these days.  I have been behind Sandy since day one and the state of our system now gives me great hope.


That being said, this guarantees nothing at the major league level,  LGM !

Brendan McGarvey
Brendan McGarvey

@Hank259If everyone's list agreed with each other this would all be terribly boring. Also overall systems are much trickier to rank, and lean toward personal preferences...

Brendan McGarvey
Brendan McGarvey

@metsfandanYou know there would be  100  comments here if he had them ranked anything lower than  15...

Mark Kelly
Mark Kelly

@kyLENo but a continuous farm system allows you many many options to trade for talent, promote talent. Let Key Talent walk and receive comp picks.  But it's something that HAS TO continue and not be a short term thing. That is my fear that when Sandy departs the team the new GM won't be given the same leeway and all the work and poor seasons etc over the last 3 seasons and potentially this year will be for naught.



not4
not4

@Mark Kelly@kyLE  God, that would just suck Mark.  It seems so simple, but I share your same fear.

Mark Kelly
Mark Kelly

@not4It would, Not that i think it will happen because even through all the Bashing the Wilpons want a winner. Why? Because winning teams generate more money, and if they see the results of being smart i believe they will allow it to continue. 


At least that is my hope. 


Sandy has been great, and obviously the MLB results haven't been there yet... And early "Projections" are saying not this year either, which i disagree with.