Crawford: Mets Top 14

Chris Crawford, who writes at ESPN and under the MLB Draft Insider name, has a list of his Top 14 Mets prospects.

Dom Smith Dugout (Neon Kicks)His list:
1. Noah Syndergaard
2. Dominic Smith
3. Travis d’Arnaud
4. Rafael Montero
5. Brandon Nimmo
6. Kevin Plawecki
7. Amed Rosario
8. Dilson Herrera
9. Wilmer Flores
10. Cesar Puello
11. Gavin Cecchini
12. Michael Fulmer
13. Vic Black
14. Gabriel Ynoa

I believe this  is the first list I have seen that has Dominic Smith (pictured) ahead of both d’Arnaud and Montero. He assigns a 65 grade to Smith’s future hitting tool and a 60 to his power with a 70 to his glove on the 20-80 scouting scale.

I like Nimmo at #5, but that makes most sense if one thinks, as I do, that he can play center. Crawford writes, “Defensively, Nimmo’s likely landing spot is a corner outfield position, but there’s a non-zero chance he can stick in centerfield as he gets decent reads in the outfield with above-average speed.”

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