At MLB.com (and its affiliates), Jon Mayo has his midseason updates to his Top Prospect Lists. He released a Top 100, a Top 20 by team and a Top 10 by position.
He placed Zack Wheeler at #8 overall, Noah Syndergaard at #14 and Travis d’Arnaud at #23. No other Mets made his Top 100.
Wheeler was #3 among RHP while Syndergaard was #5.
Wilmer Flores was #8 among second base prospects, and #8 in the Mets’ system.
d’Arnaud is listed as the top catching prospect in baseball, but Kevin Plawecki, his #10 Mets’ prospect does not make his Top 10 catchers’ list. Chris Long, who has done consulting work around baseball, thinks Plawecki belongs in the Top 10 at #5. I get the argument for Christian Bethancourt over Plawecki based on Bethancourt’s plus arm which will insure that he will have a big league career. Still, it’s a good argument to have since Bethancourt is a candidate for a sub .300 OBP.
Mayo’s Mets Top 10 is fine, although I think Montero is a little high. His 11-20 is a mess. My biggest beefs are the exclusion of Steven Matz and 2nd rounder Andrew Church. On the ranked too high front, I do not like Luis Mateo and his TJ surgery at #14, Jack Leathersich, who is walking nearly a batter an inning at AAA at #16, Jayce Boyd who hasn’t played the field in a a month at #19 and Hansel Robles at #20.
Again, mid-season lists are weird. Mayo chooses to use rookie eligibility so includes guys like Wheeler who are already in the big leagues. His player comments look like they have not been updated since before the season. He includes some recent draftees and not others.