Peter Alonso and Andres Gimenez Are Baseball America Breakout Candidates

By Mets Daddy

February 13, 2017 2 Comments

(Jacob Resnick/MetsMinors.Net)

(Jacob Resnick/MetsMinors.Net)

As a follow-up to their Top 100 prospects, Baseball America compiled a list of two players at each position, one in the upper level and one in the lower level of the minor leagues who they believe can breakout and become future major leaguers. In Bed Badler’s list, he named two Mets prospects:

1B Peter Alonso (Brooklyn Cyclones)

2016 Stats: 30 G, 123 PA, 109 AB, 20 R, 35 H, 12 2B, 3B, 5 HR, 21 RBI, CS, .321/.382/.587

Alonso was the Mets second round draft pick this past year in large part due to his promising power. He showed that and then some in his brief stint with Brooklyn this past season. What makes him even more intriguing is the possibility he has played some third in the past.

To learn more about Alonso, check of MMN‘s Matthew Brownstein’s interview with Alonso.

SS Andres Gimenez (DSL Mets)

2016 Stats: 62 G, 275 PA, 214 AB, 52 R, 75 H, 20 2B, 4 3B, 3 HR, 38 RBI, 13 SB, 8 CS, .350/.469/.523

Gimenez is getting noticed by everyone of late. He was MMN‘s Rookie of the Year, ranked as MMN‘s ninth best prospect, and he was ESPN Insider‘s Keith Law’s sleeper prospect.  The reason why is he has all the tools.  He can be a plus defender at shortstop, and he has a terrific bat. Over this past season, he has only scratched the surface.

Overall, both Alonso and Gimenez are emblematic of what has become a very deep Mets farm system. Over the next few years both they as well as other top prospects like Luis Carpio and Gregory Guerrero may soon become household names. The future is bright for the Mets.

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  • Not4

    Thanks MD. As it was posted on the public site, I assume its fine for me to re-post what they said about Gimenez (which was more interesting than what they said about Alonso, though I like Alonso a lot too):

    Andres Gimenez (Mets). Our top three prospects on the 2015 international market were Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Blue Jays), Gimenez and Leody Taveras (Rangers). Guerrero and Taveras are both top 50 prospects and rank No. 1 in their organizations. Gimenez hasn’t received the same attention because he’s yet to debut in the United States, but his talent is on par with his fellow elite 2015 signings. Gimenez had a terrific Dominican Summer League season and should shoot up prospect rankings next year with an exciting blend of tools and baseball skills

  • Darrin A Williamson

    This is good news!!! Future second baseman for the Metsies . I see him being fast tracked a little w/ Alonso possibly at 3B? IDK , future is bright though.