The Mets have had a bit of a shakeup to their farm system rankings after dealing pitchers Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods Richardson to the Blue Jays in the Marcus Stroman trade.
Shortstop Ronny Mauricio has supplanted fellow shortstop Andres Gimenez (who has fallen to No. 3) as the organization's top prospect, according to updated rankings by MLB Pipeline.
Mets 2019 first-round pick, 3B Brett Baty, is the No. 2 prospect while third-round pick RHP Matthew Allen is the organization's No. 4 prospect as they have begun playing games in Rookie Ball while 3B Mark Vientos drops to sixth.
SS Ronny Mauricio
3B Brett Baty
SS Andres Gimenez
RHP Matthew Allan
C Francisco Alvarez
3B Mark Vientos
LHP David Peterson
INF Shervyen Newton
RHP Josh Wolf
RHP Franklyn Kilome
It should be no surprise that Mauricio has taken over the top spot. The 18-year-old was recently rated the No. 45 prospect by Baseball Prospectus as he continues to impress at Single-A Columbia. He is hitting a slash line of .282/.320/.377 and has 110 hits through 96 games and 416 plate appearances this season.
Gimenez, meanwhile, has had a dip in production with Double-A Binghamton, slashing just .243/.312/.375.
While Kay and Woods Richardson are no longer part of the Mets' farm system, the 2019 picks of Allan and Wolf, both 18 years old, give the Mets talented young arms they can continue to grow and develop.
And while Allan was a third-round pick, the pitcher was considered to be the 13th-best player in the draft but fell due to signability concerns. Allan has allowed one run on one hit and three walks in 2.1 innings pitched so far in Rookie Ball.