Considering how poorly the Mets have fared with the other top Minor League evaluators, it should come as no surprise MiLB.com ranked the Mets position player prospects as the 25th in baseball. As MiLB cited, this is part of the process when a team like the Mets promote top prospects like Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith.
However, lost with all the focus given to them is some real talent in the Mets organization. Like many, MiLB is high on Andres Gimenez, who has been featured on many Top 100 lists. In addition to Gimenez, there are other position players the MiLB believes are impressive prospects:
There’s plenty to like in Peter Alonso‘s bat, and third baseman Mark Vientos made a quick and promising adjustment to pro ball after coming aboard as a second-round pick. Athletic Desmond Lindsay has progressed slowly through the Minors because of injuries, but he remains a strong prospect. Smooth-fielding Luis Guillorme put himself on the brink with an impressive showing for Double-A Binghamton.
While this was not mean to be an exhaustive list, it was interesting more focus was not put on more players from Double-A Binghamton. For example, Kevin Kaczmarski and David Thompson followed strong seasons for the Rumble Ponies with terrific stints in the Arizona Fall League. Also, while he struggled at the plate, Tomas Nido had another strong season defensively. When seeing the strides each player made last year, it does give you hope for the future.
Speaking of hope for the future, one player to track this season is Gavin Cecchini. He spent the offseason working to improve each and every aspect of his game, and the early returns this Spring Training are quite impressive. Ultimately, if Cecchini and other prospects improve, we will have to revisit the low ranking the Mets position players have received.