Eight Mets On Sickels Top 200 Prospects

By Mets Daddy

February 14, 2017 12 Comments

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John Sickels of SB Nation’s Minor League Ball released his list of the Top 200 prospects, and as can be expected with the depth of the farm system, there were several Mets named to the list:

#5 SS Amed Rosario

2016 Level: St. Lucie & Binghamton

2016 Stats: 120 G, 479 AB, 65 R, 155 H, 24 2B, 13 3B, 5 HR, 71 RBI, 19 SB, .324/.374/.459

Sickels’ Grade: A/A-

MMN Rank: #1

#59 RHP Robert Gsellman

2016 Level:  Binghamton, Las Vegas, & New York Mets

2016 MILB Stats:  20 G, 4-9 W/L, 3.99 ERA, 20 GS, 115 IP, 113 H, 58 R, 51 ER, 31 BB, 88 K, 1.25 WHIP

2016 MLB Stats:  8 G, 4-2 W/L, 2.42 ERA, 7 GS, 44.2 IP, 42 H, 12 R, 12 ER, 15 BB, 42 K, 1.27 WHIP

Sickels’ Grade: B+

MMN Rank: #3

#107 1B Dominic Smith

2016 Level: Binghamton

2016 Stats: 130 G, 484 AB, 64 R, 146 H, 29 2B, 2 3B, 14 HR, 91 RBI, 2 SB, .302/.367/.457

Sickels’ Grade: B

MMN Rank: #2

#153 LHP Thomas Szapucki

2016 Level: Kingsport & Brooklyn

2016 Stats: 9 G, 52 IP, 4-3 W-L, 1.38 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, .145 BAA, 86/20 K/BB

Sickels’ Grade: B/B-

MMN Rank: #4

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#155 RHP Justin Dunn

2016 Level: Brooklyn

2016 Stats: 11 G/8 GS, 30 IP, 1-1 W-L, 1.50 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, .227 BAA, 35/10 K/BB

Sickels’ Grade: B/B-

MMN Rank: #6

#160 OF Brandon Nimmo

2016 Level: Las Vegas & New York Mets

2016 MiLB Stats: 97 G, 392 AB, 72 R, 138 H, 25 2B, 8 3B, 11 HR, 61 RBI, 46 BB/73 SO, 7 SB, 8 CS, .352/.423/.541

2016 MLB Stats32 G, 73 AB, 12 R, 20 H, 2B, HR, 6 RBI, 6 BB/20 SO, .274/.338/.329

Sickels’ Grade: B-/B

MMN Rank: #8

#164 CF Desmond Lindsay

2016 Level: Brooklyn

2016 Stats: 37 G, 122 AB, 21 R, 37 H, 6 2B, 4 HR, 17 RBI, 26 BB, 31 K, 3 SB, .303/.433 /.451

Sickels’ Grade: B-/B

MMN Rank: #5

#166 INF Gavin Cecchini

2016 Level: Las Vegas

2016 MiLB Statistics:  117 G, 499 PA, 446 AB, 71 R, 145 H, 27 2B, 2 3B, 8 HR, 55 RBI, 4 SB, .325/.390/.448

2016 MLB Statistics: 4 G, 7 PA, 6 AB, 2 R, 2 H, 2 2B, 2 RBI, .333/.429/.667

Sickels’ Grade: B-/B

MMN Rank: #7

While the group was in a different order, Sickels and MMN agree in principle on who are the top 8 prospects in the Mets farm system. One thing that really stands out is how low Smith was on his list.  Smith is still just 22 years old, is great defensively, and he started to display power.

Another surprise was how high Gsellman ranked.  Gsellman’s high ranking is indicative of the extra gear on his fastball Gsellman showed when he reached the major leagues.

It is also interesting with a list so deep Sickels kept Andres Gimenez and Tomas Nido off his list especially with both players having had such outstanding minor league seasons.  If Gimenez and Nido repeat their success of last year, they should not only be on next year’s list, but they should be ranked fairly high.

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