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May 4, 2017; New York, NY, USA; The New York Rangers salute their fans after defeating the Ottawa Senators in game four of the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
May 4, 2017; New York, NY, USA; The New York Rangers salute their fans after defeating the Ottawa Senators in game four of the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Corey Pronman lists the Rangers Top 10 Prospects this summer as (ESPN Insider):

  • Lias Andersson
  • Filip Chytil
  • Igor Shesterkin
  • Sean Day
  • Ryan Graves
  • Neal Pionk
  • Adam Huska
  • Ryan Gropp
  • Alexei Bereglazov
  • Tim Gettinger

Pronman has the Rangers ranked 29th out of the 31 teams in the NHL in his farm system rankings.

Andersson was ranked as the 47th prospect overall in Pronman's list of the Top 100.

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

As part of their season preview, NHL.com has the Rangers top-five prospects listed as (NHL.com):

  • Lias Andersson, Anthony DeAngelo, Alexei Bereglazov, Neal Pionk and Sean Day.

They project Andersson, DeAngelo and Bereglazov to make their NHL arrival this season, Pionk in 2018-19 and Sean Day in 2019-20. (NHL.com)

On Andersson, Alain Vigneault told Rosen that he liked what he saw during development camp and Gordie Clark said that Andersson plays a North American style that drives the net, finishes checks and makes plays. (NHL.com)

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 (AP)
(AP)

As part of their 2017-18 yearbook, The Hockey News has the Rangers Top 10 prospects listed as:

  • Lias Andersson (C)
  • Igor Shesterkin (G)
  • Anthony DeAngelo (D)
  • Adam Huska (G)
  • Filip Chytil (C)
  • Sean Day (D)
  • Ryan Graves (D)
  • Ryan Gropp (LW)
  • Tyler Wall (G)
  • Tim Gettinger (LW)

On Andersson, they wrote "The Rangers weren't the only team picking in the top 10 that wanted Andersson, but they struck first so they get the spoils. A fast, competitive two-way force, Andersson is a coach's dream. Excellent hockey sense, work ethic and plays 200ft game. Needs to get bigger.

In the spring, THN had Shesterkin, Huska and Day as the Rangers top prospects.

Last summer they had the Rangers top prospects as Pavel Buchnevich, Brady Skjei and Brandon Halverson.

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 (Petr David Jose/AP)
(Petr David Jose/AP)

Corey Pronman of ESPN ranks Pavel Buchnevich as the Rangers top prospect followed by Jimmy Vesey and Brady Skjei.

Igor Shesterkin is fourth followed by Ryan Gropp, Ryan Graves, Brandon Halverson, Tim Gettinger, Robin Kovacs and Sean Day.

Pronman graded the Rangers system to be near the bottom of the league due to a lack of high-end players behind Buchnevich.

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Corey Pronman lists the Rangers farm system at 28 in his yearly rankings. (ESPN Insider)

Last year Pronman ranked the Rangers 29th. (ESPN Insider)

He notes as a negative that the Rangers lack "high-end talent" after Pavel Buchnevich but notes how their prospect depth "isn't that bad" despite how few high picks the Rangers have had lately. (ESPN Insider)

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NHL.com lists newly signed Jimmy Vesey as the Rangers top prospect. (NHL.com)

Following Vesey is Brady Skjei, Pavel Buchnevich, Nicklas Jensen and Ryan Graves. (NHL.com)

The timeline noted for Vesey, Skjei and Buchnevich is "this season" while Jensen and Graves are slated to join the Rangers next season. (NHL.com)

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Pavel Buchnevich celebrates after scoring into an empty goal. (AP)
Pavel Buchnevich celebrates after scoring into an empty goal. (AP)

The Hockey News Pool Guide has the Rangers top 10 prospects listed as:

  1. Pavel Buchnevich
  2. Brady Skjei
  3. Brandon Halverson
  4. Ryan Gropp
  5. Sean Day
  6. Igor Shesterkin
  7. Ryan Graves
  8. Adam Huska
  9. Robin Kovacs
  10. Adam Tambellini

They note that both Buchnevich and Skjei have a good shot at playing in the NHL this season.

Last season's Pool Guide had the Rangers prospect list as Buchnevich, Skjei, Gropp, Halverson, Shesterkin, Oscar Lindberg, Kovacs, Mackenzie Skapski, Ryan Graves, Adam Tambellini.

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In a ranking of the 30 NHL farm systems, The Score has the Rangers listed at 25.

They note that Pavel Buchnevich and Brady Skjei would be the Rangers "best bets" for making the team this season but that their prospect pool is "shallow."

The Rangers system was ranked 30th in the spring by The Hockey News.

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As part of the Rangers off-season game plan at TSN, Scott Cullen listed the Rangers top prospects as:

  • Pavel Buchnevich
  • Brady Skjei
  • Brandon Halverson
  • Ryan Gropp
  • Igor Shesterkin
  • Ryan Graves
  • Robin Kovacs
  • Adam Tambellini
  • Boo Nieves
  • Adam Huska
  • Marek Hrivik
  • Nicklas Jensen
  • Sergey Zborovskiy
  • Magnus Hellberg
  • Brad Morrison

For more on Ranger prospect rankings, click HERE.

Visit TSN for Cullen's full off-season game plan.

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The Rangers top ten prospects according to The Hockey News Future Watch are:

  1. Pavel Buchnevich
  2. Brady Skjei
  3. Brandon Halverson
  4. Ryan Gropp
  5. Igor Shesterkin
  6. Ryan Graves
  7. Adam Huska
  8. Robin Kovacs
  9. Adam Tambellini

Aleksi Saarela, who the Rangers traded to acquire Eric Staal, was ranked 9th.

They write that Buchnevich has a "dynamic presence" and should be helped by playing in the KHL playoffs. They add that Buchnevich wants to play in the NHL, not the AHL.

For more prospect rankings, click HERE.

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The Hockey News has the Rangers listed at 30 in their ranking of farm systems in their Future Watch issue.

The Rangers have a grade of "C-" for their farm system.

The Rangers' top prospect is Pavel Buchnevich, and at 44th, he is the only Rangers prospect ranked among the top 75.

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According to Scott Cullen of TSN, the Rangers top prospects heading into the trade deadline are (TSN):

  • Pavel Buchnevich
  • Brady Skjei
  • Ryan Gropp
  • Aleksi Saarela
  • Igor Shesterkin
  • Dylan McIlrath
  • Ryan Graves
  • Magnus Hellberg
  • Brad Morrison
  • Nicklas Jensen
  • Boo Nieves

Corey Pronman writes that Buchnevich "bleeds skill" and that the puck just "sticks to him." (Pronman)

Craig Button has Buchnevich ranked 21st on his list of the top 50 prospects. (TSN)

For a list of the Rangers prospect rankings through the years, click HERE.

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In their organizational rankings of prospects, Hockey's Future has the Rangers ranked 27th. (Hockey's Future)

They have the Rangers top five prospects right now as Pavel Buchnevich, Brady Skjei, Igor Shesterkin, Brandon Halverson and Ryan Graves. (Hockey's Future)

They list the Rangers strengths as their goalie prospects and say that Buchnevich, Ryan Gropp and Aleksi Saarela have "scoring ability." (Hockey's Future)

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The fall rankings of the Rangers top 20 prospects by Hockey's Future has Pavel Buchnevich at number one, Brady Skjei at two and Igor Shesterkin third. (HF)

Leslie Treff says that Shesterkin could end up being the steal of the 2014 draft but there are questions about whether he will ever come to North America. (HF)

  1. Pavel Buchnevich
  2. Brady Skjei
  3. Igor Shesterkin
  4. Brandon Halverson
  5. Ryan Graves
  6. Ryan Gropp
  7. Magnus Hellberg
  8. Robin Kovacs
  9. Oscar Lindberg
  10. Dylan McIlrath
  11. Adam Tambellini
  12. Boo Nieves
  13. Mackenzie Skapski
  14. Richard Nejezchleb
  15. Brad Morrison
  16. Aleksi Saarela
  17. Steven Fogarty
  18. Keegan Iverson
  19. Ryan Mantha
  20. Daniel Bernhardt
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McKeen's Hockey has a list of the Rangers top 15 prospects and puts Pavel Buchnevich at number one and Brady Skjei at number two. (McKeen's)

Dylan McIlrath is ranked 12th on the list.

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McKeen's Hockey has listed 8 Rangers prospects in their rankings of the top 300 prospects, but none in the top 100. (McKeeens)

  • Pavel Buchnevich is listed at 100
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    Brady Skjei is listed as the Rangers top prospect and is expected to arrive in the NHL in 2015-16. (NHL.com)

    Pavel Buchnevich is second with an ETA of 2016-17 and Oscar Lindberg is third with an ETA of 2015-16. (NHL.com)

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    The Rangers have the 29th ranked prospect system according to Corey Pronman. (ESPN Insider)

    He says that the Rangers have moved high picks and top young players in their "full-force" commitment to winning now. (ESPN Insider)

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    Ryan Kennedy lists the Rangers as one of the teams in the worst position when it comes to prospects. (The Hockey News)

    Kennedy said that the Rangers don't have a "critical mass of prospects" right now because they are in their Stanley Cup Window. He adds that Adam Tambellini and Pavel Buchnevich are "good, though." (The Hockey News)

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    Scott Cullen lists the Rangers top prospects heading into the offseason as (TSN):

    Heading into the trade deadline Cullen listed the Rangers top prospects as Anthony Duclair, Buchnevich, Skjei, Halverson and Dylan McIlrath.

    Last year, Cullen had the Rangers top prospects as JT Miller, Skjei, Jesper Fast, Conor Allen, Duclair, McIlrath.

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    The Dobber Hockey Prospect Guide has expected arrival dates for some Rangers prospects:

    They post this note on expected arrival saying, "This is the date when he should be ready and given a chance. However, if he is in another league and chooses not to come... or he is beaten out of a roster spot and never makes the jump, then obviously his arrival date is ?never?.
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    Pavel Buchnevich assumed the top spot in Hockey's Future's ranking of the top Rangers prospects.(HF)

    Buchnevich swapped spots with Brady Skjei and Brandon Halverson ranked 3rd, Oscar Lindberg was 4th and Dylan McIlrath was 5th. (HF)

    Lindberg is noted to be a workhorse who does well on faceoffs and on the PK. (HF)

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    The 2015 Future Watch issue of The Hockey News is out and Pavel Buchnevich assumes the role of the Rangers top prospect after Anthony Duclair was traded.

    Buchnevich is ranked 63rd overall and is the only current Rangers prospect in the top 75. Duclair was ranked 17th overall.

    Following Buchnevich is:

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    Hockey's Future has ranked the Rangers 28th in the NHL in terms of their team prospect rankings. (Hockey's Future)

    They say that the Rangers have a handful of "speedy, highly skilled forwards" with a player like Anthony Duclair showing "dynamic potential." (Hockey's Future)

    In terms of their weaknesses, they say that there is a "sharp drop" in defensive talent after Brady Skjei, Dylan McIlrath and Mat Bodie and that the Rangers still need to add depth at center. (Hockey's Future)

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    Three NHL.com writers and three anonymous scouts compiled a list of the top 60 prospects in the NHL and?Kevin Hayes (49th) was the only Rangers prospect to make the list. (NHL.com)

    They say that the question with Hayes is how long it will take him to adjust from college hockey to pro hockey. (NHL.com)

    Hayes was listed on four of the six lists, rankings 13th, 59th, 59th and 50th. (NHL.com)

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    9/1/14 | 8:44PM:Brady Skjei has taken over the top spot in the Rangers top 20 prospect rankings and is followed by Pavel Buchnevich and Anthony Duclair. (Hockey's Future)

    Newly signed Kevin Hayes debuts on the list at 6. (Hockey's Future)

    Former number one prospect Danny Kristo has dropped to eighth as younger players have passed him and because of his up and down season last year. (Hockey's Future)

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    8/21/14 | 2:40PM: Pronman has newly signed Kevin Hayes ranked SIXTH behind Oscar Lindberg. (ESPN Insider)

    8/19/14 | 10:45AM: Corey Pronamn of ESPN Insider lists Pavel Buchnevich as the Rangers top prospect followed by Anthony Duclair and Danny Kristo. (ESPN Insider)

    Last year, Pronman has the Rangers top prospects as Chris Kreider, Danny Kristo, Pavel Buchnevich and Michael St. Croix.

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    Mike Morreale has Brady Skjei as the Rangers top prospect and pegs his arrival in the NHL to be around the 2015-16 season. (NHL.com)

    He lists Anthony Duclair second and Jesper Fast third. (NHL.com)

    For a section dedicated to prospect rankings, CLICK HERE.

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    Danny Kristo assumed the top spot in the Rangers prospect rankings, from March, after Chris Kreider graduated out of prospect status.? (Hockey's Future)

    Kristo moved up from second to first while JT Miller and Fast followed.

    1. Danny Kristo
    2. JT Miller
    3. Jesper Fast
    4. Anthony Duclair
    5. Pavel Buchnevich
    6. Dylan McIlrath
    7. Brady Skjei
    To see the Fall HF rankings, CLICK HERE.

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    Scott Cullen of TSN has ranked the Rangers top prospects as part of his offseason game plan for the team (TSN)

    Cullen listed the Rangers top prospects in March and said: JT Miller, Danny Kristo, Jesper Fast, Anthony Duclair, Dylan McIlrath.

    Cullen's 2013 prospect rankings

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    Scott Cullen lists who he thinks are the Rangers top five prospects (TSN):

    • JT Miller
    • Danny Kristo
    • Jesper Fast
    • Anthony Duclair
    • Dylan McIlrath
    Back in June, Cullen ranked the top five as Miller, Fast, Michael St. Croix, Dylan McIlrath and Christian Thomas.

    Thomas, who was traded for Kristo, was not listed in Montreal's top five.

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    The Hockey News has released their "Future Watch" edition and have the Rangers top ten prospects as:

    1. JT Miller (23rd overall)
    2. Brady Skjei (74th overall)
    3. Jesper Fast
    4. Conor Allen
    5. Dylan McIlrath
    6. Anthony Duclair
    7. Danny Kristo
    8. Ryan Graves
    9. Oscar Lindberg
    10. Boo Nieves
    The Hockey News works with groups of scouts from each team in the league to determine top ten rankings.

    The Rangers as an organization rank 30th in the league and with a grade of a C-.

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    Jason Parks and the Baseball Prospectus prospect crew ranked the Mets' farm system the 8th-best in baseball this year, up from #10 last year.

    Two of their comments:

    State of the System:?Solid blend of pitching and positional talent, ranging from high-risk/high-reward types at the lower levels to safer high-floor prospects nearing the major-league level.

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    Baseball America released their Top 100 prospects in baseball on Wednesday night and included four Mets: Noah Syndergaard at #16, Travis d'Arnaud at #38, Rafael Montero at #68 and Dominic Smith at #92.

    John Manuel's player capsules are below. Subscribers can read lengthier reports here.

    Syndergaard

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    This is one of my favorite posts of the year, in which I compare how the major national prospect outlets - ESPN, Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus and MLB.com, ranked the top Mets prospects. It's revealing.

    There is a little bit of guesswork as different authors rank different numbers of players and have slightly different eligibility rules, which this year only matters for Jeurys Familia. I tried to hew as closely as possible to each author's intent. For every player beyond the number of players each publication ranked, I assigned that player the next best rank. If Keith Law ranked 15 players for example, to create my average ranking, I assigned every other player a 16. Law ranked 15 guys, Baseball America 30, MLB.com 20 and BP 10. I used Jason Parks' commenta to separate the next few players after #10 into tiera. He suggested that Matz, Fulmer and Herrera were in play for him at #10; they all got 11s. Everyone else 14s. "Flattening" the back of these lists artificially reduces the combined rank of non-consensus Top 15 players and the variance on their ranking, but I don't know a fairer way to do it.

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    Jason Parks and his merry crew at Baseball Prospectus are out with their Top 10 Mets Prospects for 2014. Please go read their writeups as they are perhaps the most detailed in the industry.

    1. RHP Noah Syndergaard

    2. C Travis d?Arnaud

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    Who do you trust? The numbers, the eyes or both?

    Dan Szymborski of ESPN, who created the ZiPS projection system examined Keith Law's Top 100 MLB prospects through a Zippy lens.

    For anyone who care about process in analyzing minor league players, go read the whole thing.

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    Keith Law of ESPN.com is out with his Top 100 prospects in baseball. Unlike similar lists from Baseball Prospectus and MLB.com, which had three Mets each, Law has five Mets farmhands in his top 100.

    24 - RHP Noah Syndergaard

    36 - C Travis d'Arnaud

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    At ESPN.com, Keith Law ranked the best Farm Systems in baseball, and placed the Mets sixth. Law uses all players who still have rookie eligibility.

    The Mets trail the Astros, Twins, Pirates, Cubs and Red Sox.

    Last year, the Mets were 14th and the year before that 22nd.

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    Professor (Jason) Parks and his prospect team at Baseball Prospectus are out with their Top 101 in baseball. As with the MLB.com list last week, this one also features three Mets: Noah Syndergaard (#11), Travis d'Arnaud (#48) and Wilmer Flores (#71).

    BP lists Flores, who did not make the MLB.com list, as a second baseman.

    d'Arnaud is listed 26 spots lower than he was at MLB.com.

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    You can probably guess which three Mets farmhands made MLB.com's list of the game's Top 100 prospects: RHP Noah Syndergaard at #11, C Travis d'Arnaud at #22 and RHP Rafael Montero at #85 (pictured at right).

    One note on each:

    • Syndergaard is the #3 pitching prospect on MLB's list behind only Archie Bradley and Taijuan Walker.
    • d'Arnaud is the oldest player on MLB's Top 100, and one of seven 24-year-olds.
    • Of the 37 RHP on the list, Montero is one of four at 6'0" or shorter, joined by Yordano Ventura (KS - #35), Marcus Stroman (TOR - #55), Jose Berrios (MIN - #90).
    With three representatives, the Mets are mid-pack. The list is dominated in volume by six teams, the Astros (7), Red Sox (9), Cubs (7), Pirates (6), Twins (5) and Rangers (5) who together account for 39 players.

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