Thursday, February 7, 2008

Baseball Prospectus: Top 11 Mets Prospects

In Kevin Goldstein's most recent article, he did a write up about the Mets top 11 prospects. As of right now, a lot of scouts and prospect guru's think that the Mets and Astros have the worst two minor league systems around.

Five-Star Prospects
Four-Star Prospects
1. Fernando Martinez, OF
Three-Star Prospects
2. Jon Niese, LHP
3. Eddie Kunz, RHP
4. Wilmer Flores, SS
5. Brant Rustich, RHP
Two-Star Prospects
6. Nathan Vineyard, LHP
7. Scott Moviel, RHP
8. Bobby Parnell, RHP
9. Dan Murphy, 3B
10. Ruben Tejada, SS/2B
11. Stephen Clyne, RHP

Just Missing: Nick Carr, RHP; Nick Evans, 1B; Francisco Pena, C

I wouldn't be surprised if one of the two or three star prospects busted out onto the scene and became a 5 star prospect next year. It happened with Deolis Guerra who was ranked as an "average prospect" in last years edition of the Mets top 11 prospects. Now, Deolis Guerra is the top prospect in the Twins system.

Our system could be one of the top systems in a few years.. this is all depending on the Latin scouting and signing department and the upcoming draft in June. If Omar and Co. can use our 3 first round picks wisely, maybe we can steal another David Wright or Albert Pujols...

If anyone has a subscription to Baseball Prospectus, please feel free to share what else Kevin Goldstein said in his post. You can contact me at my e-mail address ( if you would like to share.