MLB Pipeline released its first Top 100 prospect list for the 2020 season, and four players in the Mets organization made the cut.
Shortstop Ronny Mauricio leads the way as the 62nd ranked prospect in baseball, with catcher Francisco Alvarez just behind him at number 63. Shortstop Andres Gimenez also made the list at number 84, while last year's first-round draft pick third baseman Brett Baty rounded out the Mets' group at number 93.
The Mets have as many prospects on this year's list as they've had in the last three seasons combined.
Two of those players, Mauricio and Alvarez, also made Baseball America's Top 100 prospect list.
Mauricio is the cream of the crop in the Mets' minor-league system. The 18-year-old spent all of 2019 playing at the A ball level. In the South Atlantic League, Mauricio hit .268 with a .307 OBP and .357 slugging.
SNY contributor Joe DeMayo also has Mauricio as his top Mets prospect, saying "I don't think anyone will have a different prospect ranked No. 1 in the system. At 6-foot-3, Mauricio still has room to grow into his body, and that's what scouts love as he develops more power at the plate. He is also very smooth at shortstop with the chance to transition to third base if need be."
Alvarez, just 17 last season, hit .312/.407/.510 with seven homers and 10 doubles in 42 games with both Rookie levels in the Gulf Coast and Appalachian leagues.
Gimenez won the Arizona Fall League batting title last season, slashing .371/.413/.586. In 70-at-bats, he drove in 15 while homering twice. Also, his .999 OPS was the highest of any qualifying player.
Meanwhile, Baty split his time between Rookie ball and low-A ball in his first pro season, hitting 234 with seven home runs and 33 RBI.