Sickels: Wheeler Is 13th-Best Prospect In Baseball

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John Sickels, the minor league guru at Minor League Ball came out with his mid-season top 120 prospects this morning and a few Mets appeared on the list.

Zack Wheeler, who was 36th in his previous list, is now 13th. Wheler is having an excellent season with Binghamton, going 7-4 with a 2.74 ERA in 14 starts.

Matt Harvey also rose on the list, going from 35th to 32nd. Harvey is also having an excellent season with Buffalo. He was named an International League All-Star this week and is currently second in the league in strikeouts.

One name that came out of nowhere is Wilmer Flores. Flores wasn’t even in the top 120 in the previous list, but is now number 76. Flores has been tearing the cover off the ball in the minor leagues, hitting .347 in 205 at-bats between Binghamton and St. Lucie.

Brandon Nimmo stayed steady, dropping only three spots in the rankings to 96. His season started only two weeks ago, so the long-season prospects have a bit of an edge in these rankings. He didn’t really do anything to deserve a drop.

The last Met on the list was Jeurys Familia. Familia, who has struggled in Buffalo and could be demoted to Binghamton soon, fell three spots from 95 to 98. He has a 5.95 ERA in 42.1 innings this season.

Sickels’ next list will come out in August and will include draft picks and new international signings.

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I'm a 17 year-old blogger, high school student, and lifelong Mets fan. I've been blogging about the Mets in some form or another for about four years. I embrace the new age, sabermetric way of thinking, but also recognize the importance of scouting and player devlopment.

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