Mets LHP prospect David Peterson, who the team selected with their first round pick (20th overall) in last June's MLB Draft, is No. 58 on Keith Law of ESPN's Top 100 Prospects list.
Calling Peterson "more of a command lefty than the power guy you might expect from his frame," Law wrote the following:
"Peterson's fastball comes in at 90-92 on average and touches 94 when he needs a little more, but the grade 55 slider is his out pitch, and he can throw both for strikes. He takes advantage of his height with huge extension toward the plate and has a little funk in the back of his delivery to give him some more deception."
Law, who added that Peterson will need to throw his changeup more in pro ball in order to stay ahead of right-handed hitters, said he should "sail through A-ball given his ability to throw two pitches where he wants them and the difficulty hitters have seeing the ball"
"He has a high floor as a back-end starter," Law concludes, "but there's a little Chris Sale/Alex Wood potential here if he adds velocity when he fills out."
The 21-year-old Peterson allowed one run in 3.2 innings while striking out six during his brief pro debut last season with Short-Season A Brooklyn of the New York Penn League.
SS prospect Andres Gimenez, who is the Mets' No. 1 prospect, was ranked 94th on Baseball America's new Top 100 Prospects list. He is the only Met on the list.
Gimenez, 19, hit .265/.346/.349 with four HR, four triples, and nine doubles in 92 games last season for Low-A Columbia. His stats should be looked at through the prism of him being nearly four years younger than the median age for the league.
"He was able to hold his own in full season ball as an 18-year-old, so given the state of the system this was an easy ranking," Greg Karam of Amazin' Avenue wrote about Gimenez's No. 1 prospect status. "He has a smooth swing and a quick bat. Couple that with his ability to make contact and his up-the-middle defensive prowess and there's a lot to be excited about."
23-year-old INF prospect Luis Guillorme, the best fielder in the Mets' system and one of the best fielders in all of the minors, was No. 7 on last week's Top 10 2B Prospects list released by MLB.com.
"He could have challenged for shortstop honors if the presence of Amed Rosario in New York hadn't led the Mets to shift Guillorme to the other side of the bag last June," Jim Callis writes for MLB.com. "He's not the quickest middle infielder, but his hands, reflexes and instincts are as good as anyone's in the Minors. He has solid range and arm strength, and he would have led the Double-A Eastern League in fielding percentage at both second (.983) and short (.968) last year if he had played enough at either position to qualify."
Guillorme is expected to open this season with Triple-A Las Vegas.