At ESPN.com, Keith Law has ranked all 30 Major League farm systems, slotting the Mets in at #14 - almost exactly middle of the pack. Law had the Cardinals #1 and the Angels #30.
His comment on the Mets:
The R.A. Dickey trade really boosted their system, and several Latin American arms had strong years in 2012 to bolster the system's total value. First-rounder Gavin Cecchini could move quickly for a prep kid, as he's pretty advanced for a teenager and doesn't have much blocking him at shortstop.The Mets are the highest ranked NL East team. Law's rankings for the Mets other divisional brethren: