The Mets have four players on FanGraphs' newest top-100 prospect list, with SS Amed Rosario at No. 2, 1B Dominic Smith ranked 53rd, SS Andres Gimenez at 75 and the recently drafted LHP David Peterson coming in at No. 81.
Rosario was promoted to the Mets in early August and has hit .240 with five extra-base hits in 50 at-bats through 15 games. Smith, who joined the shortstop this month, collected his first big league homer at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night. He's 4-for-21 to start his career.
Gimenez has spent all of this season with Class A Columbia, compiling a .275/.345/.347 slash line with two home runs and 24 RBIs in 80 games. MLB Pipeline gives Gimenez a grade of 60 for his arm and a 55 for fielding on the 20-80 scale. ESPN's Keith Law wrote in February that Gimenez was the team's sleeper prospect that has a chance to develop into a strong overall player.
"Other than shortstop Luis Carpio, my pick for 2016 sleeper who gets a mulligan for a year limited to just 20 games by surgery on a torn labrum is Gimenez, a true shortstop who looks like he'll hit," Law wrote. "Signed for $1.2 million in 2015, Gimenez is a plus defender at short now with a chance to develop into a 70 glove. He also is as an above-average runner who projects to have average power."
Peterson, drafted 20th overall out of the University of Oregon in June's draft, posted an 11-4 record with a 2.51 ERA and a school-record 140 strikeouts last season. He earned a $2.99 million signing bonus after penning his contract with the Mets on July 7.
So far in two outings with Class A Brooklyn, the left-hander has allowed one run in 2 2/3 innings.