This week, Keith Law of ESPN has released his annual Top 100 prospect rankings. Even with the trades made this offseason, the Mets still had four players ranked in his top 100 – Mark Vientos (60), Peter Alonso (90), Andres Gimenez (97), and Ronny Mauricio (99).
With respect to the referenced trades, according to Law, when the Mets traded Jarred Kelenic (38) and Justin Dunn (58) in a package for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz, the Mets were trading away their two best prospects.
In his weekly chat on Meadow Party, Law would discuss his rankings including thoughts on some of the aforementioned prospects.
With respect to Kelenic, Law believes the Mets will regret trading him sometime within the next three years.
On Vientos’ high ranking, Law believes he has been overshadowed by other prospects, and as a result his “progress wasn’t as readily apparent.” Ultimately, Law believes there is a chance Vientos could find himself playing for St. Lucie by the end of the year.
Alonso’s ranking was reflective of how there is a high threshold for first base bats and his belief Alonso is not a good defender.
In addition to the four Mets prospects who were ranked, Law did mention David Peterson was someone who should be considered among the top 150 prospects.
Overall, Law’s rankings and discussion thereof indicates the Mets still have talent in their system. It will be interesting to see Peterson and other notable Mets prospects Anthony Kay and Shervyen Newton can have strong enough seasons to merit consideration for Law’s next set of rankings.