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.