MMN 2014 Top 25 Mets Prospects

By David Conde

March 5, 2014 3 Comments

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Here they are, all gathered together in one place. MMN presents to you our 2014 Top 25 Mets Prospects. We love the job that our minor league staff/analysts did in producing our Top 25 this year. Let’s give them a nice round of applause.

The following rankings did not include Zack Wheeler, Travis d’ArnaudWilmer Flores, or Jeurys Familia, as our Top 25 list includes just the top prospects that are heading into the 2014 season and have not had any major league experience.

Looking back at last year’s rankingsNoah Syndergaard replaces Zack Wheeler at the top spot in 2014, while Rafael Montero rose two spots to No. 2, Kevin Plawecki climbs from No. 19 to No. 4, and Brandon Nimmo jumps up from No. 11 to No. 5.

Prospects who fell out of the top ten from last year include Michael Fulmer (#19), and Luis Mateo (#22), and Domingo Tapia (#23).

On the flip side, Cesar Puello climbed from No. 22 to No. 7, Gavin Cecchini rose from No. 11 to No. 8, and first round pick Dominic Smith came in at No. 3, highly touted shortstop Amed Rosario was placed at No. 6, left handed pitcher and New York native Steven Matz is in our No. 9 spot, and Top Prospect Dilson Herrera joins in at No. 10, and all four make their debut in the Top 10.

We hope you enjoyed our presentation this year, and we look forward to watching all these promising players deliver an exciting season in 2014. Let’s Go Mets!

Feel free to click on any player photo to view their analysis and outlook for the 2014 season.

 

1. Noah Syndergaard, RHPSyndergaard - HOWARD SIMMONS NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

 

 

 

 

2. Rafael Montero, RHP montero

 

 

 

 

3. Dominic Smith, 1BMiami Marlins v New York Mets

 

 

 

 

4. Kevin Plawecki, Cplawecki

 

 

 

 

5. Brandon Nimmo, OFBrandon_Nimmo_Sn

 

 

 

 

6. Amed Rosario, SSamed-rosario-2013-tf-300x225

 

 

 

 

7. Cesar Puello, OFCesar  Puello

 

 

 

 

8.Gavin Cecchini, SSgavin-cecchini

 

 

 

 

9. Steven Matz, LHPsteven-matz

 

 

 

 

10. Dilson Herrera, 2B/SSherrera

 

 

 

 

11. Jacob deGrom, RHPJacob-Degrom

 

 

 

 

12. Gabriel Ynoa, RHPgabriel ynoa

 

 

 

 

13. Matthew Bowman bowman-gnats-head

 

 

 

 

Rainy Lara14. Rainy Lara, RHP

 

 

 

 

cessa-delivery15.  Luis Cessa, RHP

 

 

 

 

16. Cory Vaughn, OFCory-Vaughn-1-300x210

 

 

 

 

17. Robert WhalenRob-Whalen

 

 

 

 

18. Dustin Lawley, UTIL MiLB: April 29 - St. Lucie Mets at Tampa Yankees

 

 

 

 

19. Michael Fulmer, RHPMichael_Fulmer

 

 

 

 

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20. Juan Centeno, C

 

 

 

 

21. Cory Mazzoni, RHPCory mazzoni

 

 

 

 

22. Luis Mateo, RHPLuis_Mateo

 

 

 

 

23. Domingo Tapia, RHPDomingo-Tapia1

 

 

 

 

Walters24. Jeff Walters, RP

 

 

 

 

25. Jack Leathersich, LHPjack leathersich - Howard Simmons NY Daily News

 

 

 

 

(Photo Credits: Howard Simmons/NY Daily News, Anthony Causi/NY Post, The Star Ledger, Getty Images, Baseball America, Chris Fleming, Jeff Roberson/AP and Milb.com)

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  • TexasGusCC

    Opinion:
    Vaughn is done, he shouldn’t be in the top 20. Fulmer and Tapia are too low. How did Fulmer drop from the top 10 to #19 because of an injury, and Tapia’s arm isn’t worth top 15? Last year Tapia was #8. Give the guy a break, he’s a prospect.

  • chago

    Tapia is going to have a great year and surprise a lot of people with the come back he makes . I was just reading that someone in the Mets organization noticed from video on him from the last two years that last year he dropped ihs arm slot a little leading to the wildness and inconsistency he experienced . If this kid can harness that raw ability he could be special .

  • http://www.first2third.com/ Kirk Cahill

    I agree on Vaughn completely. As for Fulmer, I think a bit of a drop was in order. And it’s not necessarily just because he got injured. Perhaps he dropped too low, I believe I had him higher on my personal list, but being inactive can allow others to jump over you.