The Mets have four players on the new FanGraphs Top 100 Prospects list, with 1B Peter Alonso (No. 48), INF Andres Gimenez (No. 52), SS Ronny Mauricio (No. 68) and 3B Mark Vientos (No. 92) making the cut.
New York had two players on new Baseball Prospectus Top 101 Prospects list, and the same players were their only two representatives on MLB Pipeline's new Top 100 Prospects list. Meanwhile, Keith Law of ESPN, who had Vientos ranked as his best Mets prospect, ranked the Mets' farm system No. 14 in baseball.
On the new FanGraphs list, compiled by Eric Longenhagen and Kiley McDaniel, there was an eye-popping player comparison made regarding the 17-year-old Mauricio, with FanGraphs writing that "This is what Fernando Tatis, Jr. looked like at age 17."
Tatis, Jr., of course, is currently the No. 2 or No. 3 best prospect in baseball -- depending on which publication you read.
"He has relatively advanced feel to hit for a teenage switch-hitter, his timing is fine, and he hasn't exhibited any confidence-altering, contact-related red flags, like lever length or poor plate discipline. He may outgrow shortstop but if he does, it means big power on a plus-gloved third baseman," writes FanGraphs. "... Regardless of where he's playing, once Mauricio turns a physical corner, he's likely to rocket up this list."
FanGraphs lists Alonso as having 80 raw power -- the highest number on the scouting scale.
"This is what top-of-the-scale, strength-driven raw power looks like, and it drives an excellent version of a profile we're typically quite bearish on: the heavy-bodied, right/right first baseman," according to the FanGraphs scouting report. "Alonso is tough to beat with velocity because his swing is compact and even when he's a little late, he's capable of muscling mis-hit balls out the other way."
FanGraphs notes that Gimenez has "excellent natural bat control and can pull his hands in to get the barrel on pitches that would jam other hitters," while writing that the 18-year-old Vientos "controlled the strike zone and hit for power while exhibiting very high exit velos for someone his age."
On the former Mets prospects watch, Jarred Kelenic (No. 84) and Justin Dunn (No. 89) also made the new FanGraphs list.
As far as the rest of the NL East, the Braves -- who have one of the best farm sytems in baseball, had 10 players on the list. The Nationals and Phillies both had three players on the list, and the Marlins had one.