This is Jim Callis' comment:
2011 RANK: 20. 2010 RANK: 25.
IMPACT TALENT: Another franchise beset by financial troubles, the Mets have been notoriously cheap in the draft, though they did go over slot to sign their last two first-rounders, RHP Matt Harvey and OF Brandon Nimmo. GM Sandy Alderson did a fine job auctioning off Carlos Beltran last summer, sending him to the Giants for RHP Zack Wheeler.
DEPTH: Because New York hasn't spent on the draft, many of its better prospects were signed internationally. RHPs Jeurys Familia and Jenrry Mejia, OF Cesar Puello and INFs Wilmer Flores and Jordany Valdespin all were inked out of Latin America in 2007.
2012 ROOKIES: Valdespin may offer the best combination of offense and defense among the Mets' second-base candidates. Scouts are divided on whether OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis is a regular, but he'll get a chance to show what he can do in New York this year. RHP Chris Schwinden could factor into the rotation.
Other NL East teams: Nationals - #12, Braves - #15, Phillies - #27, Marlins - #28.