Here's the Baseball America list of the Top 10 Mets Prospects:
- RHP Noah Syndergaard
- LHP Steven Matz
- OF Brandon Nimmo
- 2B Dilson Herrera
- C Kevin Plawecki
- SS Amed Rosario
- OF Michael Conforto
- RHP Rafael Montero
- RHP Marcos Molina
- SS Gavin Cecchini
The important distinction between Prospectus and Baseball America:
- Has Dilson Herrera ranked a little more highly -- No. 4 vs. No. 6 at BPro
- Baseball America has Rafael Montero in the Top 10. BPro does not.
- Baseball America have Gavin Cecchini in the Top 10, at No. 10. BPro does not.
- Baseball Prospectus used two of their spots on Smith and Urena, neither of whom made BA's Top 10.
- He explains Matz's ranking by explaining that he "profiles as high as a No. 2 starter...."
- He wrote a pair of basically all positive reports on Nimmo and Molina.
- It's funny to read a glowing report about Brandon Nimmo, including this line, "He will hit for average with his all-fields approach..." with no references either to his strikeout rate or his trouble against lefties. And I like Nimmo as a prospect, but those are his important weaknesses. Notably, BA has come around on the idea that Nimmo can stick in centerfield.
- Similarly it's funny to read a report on Molina without any reference to his unusual low arm-slot delivery, or the fact that he barely uses his legs at all.
- Eddy also points out that some scouts think Michael Conforto will hit for above average power, while other peg him for more average pop. The distinction, especially for a left fielder, is important.
However, because we're at that point in the offseason, lets introduce one of our favorite tools, the consensus Mets Prospect Rating. I simply average each player's ranking across the different published lists. We will update as appropriate.