Baseball Prospectus has three Mets on their new top 101 prospects list for 2020, with INF Ronny Mauricio (No. 48), C Francisco Alvarez (No. 88) and INF Andres Gimenez (No. 90) making the cut.
RHP prospect Matthew Allan literally just missed the cut, with BP writing that he would've been No. 102 had the list extended that far.
OF Jarred Kelenic, who was traded along with Justin Dunn to the Mariners last offseason in the deal that brought Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano to the Mets, was No. 7 on BP's list.
The BP list is the third that has come out recently, joining the updated Top 100 lists put out by MLB Pipeline and Baseball America.
The Mets had four prospects on the MLB Pipeline list and two on the BA list. This is how they broke down...
Ronny Mauricio: No. 62
Francisco Alvarez: No. 63
Andres Gimenez: No. 84
Brett Baty: No. 93
Ronny Mauricio: No. 66
Francisco Alvarez: No. 67
Notable is that Mauricio is the Mets' No. 1 prospect on all three lists (he was also the No. 1 prospect on FanGraphs' top 31 Mets prospects list) and that Alvarez is present on all of them.
Mauricio was also the Mets' No. 1 prospect on SNY contributor Joe DeMayo's top 20 Mets prospects list.
Allan, who was selected in the third round of the 2019 MLB Draft after he dropped out of the first round due to signability issues, could be a consensus top 100 prospect by the time the midseason lists come out. The 18-year-old Allan was viewed by most as the best high school pitcher in the draft.
While the Mets' farm system is recovering a bit as Baty, Allan, and other recent draft picks like Josh Wolf give it an infusion of high-end talent, they're still lacking high-impact talent that is close to the majors.
Mauricio could conceivably be ready at some point in 2021, but 2022 is likelier. When it comes to Alvarez and Baty, they could both be looking at 2023 big league debuts.
Gimenez will likely open the season and Triple-A and could reach the majors at some point in 2020, but most experts do not consider his ceiling to be very high.