BP: Top Ten Mets Prospects (with a Marcos Molina Surprise)

baseball prospectus logoJason Parks and his merry crew at Baseball Prospectus are out with their Top 10 Mets Prospects for 2014. Please go read their writeups as they are perhaps the most detailed in the industry.

1. RHP Noah Syndergaard
2. C Travis d’Arnaud
3. 3B Wilmer Flores
4. RHP Rafael Montero
5. SS Amed Rosario
6. 1B Dominic Smith
7. OF Cesar Puello
8. C Kevin Plawecki
9. CF Brandon Nimmo
10. RHP Marcos Molina


The news here is Marcos Molina slipping into the Top 10 instead of a guy like Steven Matz. Molina is 6’3″, 190 and Parks loves him.

His strengths: “Plus-plus athlete; physically projectable; fast-twitch; big arm strength; very quick arm; routinely worked 91-96 in the GCL; good feel for filling up the zone; turns over a promising changeup; excellent late action on the pitch; commands it; slurvy breaking ball shows some bat-missing potential; slower slider action; highly competitive on/off the mound”

Prospects on the Rise
1. RHP Michael Fulmer
2. RHP Casey Meisner
3. SS Luis Guillorme

Factors on the Farm (Potential MLB Contributors in ’14)
1. RHP Vic Black
2. LHP Jack Leathersich
3. RHP Jake deGrom

A Parting Thought: This is a very good farm system that will take a hit with likely major-league promotions for their top four prospects, but the strong depth coming out of short-season ball could keep the Mets in the top-10 farm discussion for the foreseeable future.

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