If nothing else, 2018 has been a year of improving the farm system for the Mets.
On Friday, the Mets' top minor league performers were recognized on a national level as Jeff McNeil and Peter Alonso made MLB Pipeline's Team of the Year.
The Mets are the only NL team to have two players on the first team and only NL East team to be represented.
Alonso, 23, hit .285/.395/.579 with 36 HR and 119 RBI between AA/AAA. He's now the team's No. 2 prospect and MLB's No. 61 prospect.
McNeil, 26, hit an astounding .342/.411/.617 with 19 HR and 71 RBI across AA/AAA. Since making his MLB debut in July, he has continued his ascention. With the Mets, McNeil is hitting .319/.382/.464 with 2 HR and 9 RBI as well as 4 SB.
"As a 12th-round pick out of Long Beach State in 2013, McNeil lacks the prospect pedigree of most of the other hitters on the PTOY first team. But he holds his own statistically -- he came in second in the Minors in slugging and OPS (1.028), trailing only Guerrero -- and has continued to thrive in New York," Jim Callis wrote.