Baseball America has released their annual top 100 prospects for the 2018 season. This year only one Mets prospect would make the top 100 with shortstop Andres Gimenez being rated the 94th best prospect in all of baseball.
This is Gimenez’s debut on Baseball America‘s preseason list. However, it should be noted the 19 year old shortstop was listed as one of their sleeper candidates. That predication proved prescient as Gimenez would join Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith on the mid-season Top 100 with Gimenez being ranked the 97th best prospect in baseball.
Last year, Gimenez made his stateside debut playing for the Columbia Fireflies. It was a bit of a surprise as Gimenez had yet to play full season ball, and he was young for the level. Despite these purported obstacles, Gimenez shined. In 92 games, he hit .265/.346/.349 with nine doubles, four triples, four homers, and 31 RBI.
Earlier today, it was reported Keith Law of ESPN ranked David Peterson as the 58th best prospect in all of baseball. Clearly, he and Baseball America have vastly differing views of Peterson. When Law releases #1 – 50 of his top prospects, we will learn just how differently the two prospect evaluators view Gimenez as well.