There were not many minor-leaguers better than Mets prospects Peter Alonso and Jeff McNeil last season.
MiLB.com compiled a position-by-position list of the players who had the best seasons in all of Minor League Baseball for its 2018 All-MiLB Team and both Alonso and McNeil were both named to the team.
Alonso, 24, was not just one of the best offensive first basemen, but one of the best offensive players last season, splitting time between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Las Vegas.
Alonso led all of Minor League with 36 home runs and 119 RBI. He was also third in total bases (277), third in extra-base hits (68), fifth in slugging (.579), ninth in OPS (.975) and 14th in walks (76).
McNeil, 26, had the best slash line among full season second baseman, hitting .342/.411/.617 while playing 57 games for Double-A Binghamton and 31 games for Triple-A Las Vegas. He also had a 176 wRC+, which was fourth-best among all minor-leaguers.
He also had 50 extra-base hits compared to 42 strikeouts. His disciplined approach at the plate combined with his hot bat earned him a stint with the Mets in 2018 and is sure to be a key contributor in 2019.