Baseball America's Jim Callis answered a few Mets questions on Twitter yesterday and said:
Mets RHP prospect Rafeal Montero's ceiling is to be a No. 3 starting pitcher.
OF Brandon Nimmo and IF Wilmer Flores are part of the organization's future, 'how good remains to be seen.'
Zack Wheeler can be the ace of a pitching staff.I love all the attention this organization is getting for their pitching prospects, but it's so loud it is actually starting to concern me.
First off, as most Mets fans, I don't deny that I'm probably a bit burned by Generation K and countless other highly-touted prospects who were held on to and held on to and held on to only to be total busts. However, I also know that most pitching prospects (regardless of hype) do not pan out.
I mean, just do the math (comparing minor leaguers to successful big leaguers). I want to believe Sandy Alderson and Company will get this right, and it certainly looks and feels like they will. But, lately I find myself wondering what happens if these guys don't work out as planned... then what?