2011 Top Prospects

Here is a list of the top ten Mets prospects.

1. Zack Wheeler RHP

Recently acquired from the Giants, Wheeler has soared to the top of this list already. He was the top prospect in the Giants system and one of the best pitching prospects in all of baseball. Wheeer, who played in the 2010 Futures game and was selected by the Giants sixth overall in the 2009 draft, is a very aggressive pitcher with a great curveball. He attacks the zone with force, despite only throwing a fastball around 90-91 MPH. Wheeler has huge potential, especially if he develops his changeup into an average to above average pitch before he comes up.

2015 projection: Ace

2. Jenrry Mejia RHP-

He throws hard, he has a great delivery, and has shown that already, at age 21, that he can be effective on the major league level. All of these aspects make him one of the top prospects in all of baseball. He is not listed on the Mets list of top ten prospects, because he is out for the season with an arm injury. However, look for him to make a big impact on the big league level sooner rather than later, possibly as a first or second starter, or even a closer later in his career.

2015 Projection:  Ace OR above average closer

3. Wilmer Flores SS-

Flores has been making noise with his hitting ability ever since he signed with the Mets in 2007 at the age of 16. Now 19, Flores is driving in so many runs down in Florida with the St. Lucie Mets. He is a shortstop now, but will likely move to third base in the future, especially if David Wright leaves.  I, as well as many scouts in the majors expect him to be a big run producer in the near future.

2015 projection: Starting third baseman.

4. Matt Harvey RHP-

Matt has only been with the Mets organization for a year after being drafted seventh overall in the 2010 draft, but has already made ownership hopeful for what the future might bring. He has a great fastball, with a very good breaking ball to go along with it. He is also currently developing a changeup. The one issue with Matt has been his sub-par command and delivery, which has been slowly improving since leaving UNC. Overall, this may hurt him a little bit as he rises through the ranks in the Mets farm system, but he still has the potential to be a very good pitcher.

2015 projection:  Number two or three starter

5. Cesar Puello OF-

Puello has huge upside. If he raises his batting average, he could really contribute to a major league team. He is a 20 year-old outfielder with so much speed. If he develops into a major-league ready player, he will be a big base stealer. However, it will be very difficult to raise his average. It’s not impossible, but it will be very difficult.

2015 projection: Fourth outfielder

6. Reese Havens 2B-

Havens is a second baseman who can really hit.  He would be much higher on the list if he weren’t injured so much. At 24, he is on the fastrack to becoming a second baseman on the major league level.

2015 projection: Starting second baseman

7. Kirk Nieuwenhuis OF-

Kirk can do a little bit of everything- run, hit for power, field, etc. He plays the game the right way. However, none of his skills wow anyone, so it is unlikely that he will be highly successful in the majors.

2015 projection- Fifth outfielder

8. Cory Vaughn OF-

The son of former major leaguer Greg Vaugn had a huge season in Brooklyn last year, earning him a spot in the New York- Penn League All-Star team. He swings and misses often, but can also draw walks to go along with a little bit of power and some speed.

2015 projection: Starting right fielder

9. Jeurys Familia rhp-

Familia is a very talented power pitcher. He can throw in the upper- 90s and strikes out over ten batters per nine innings in the minors. The only thing concerning about him is his arm strength, which is currently being worked on. If he gets past this problem, then he could be a dominant pitcher for years to come.

2015 projection: Number two starter

10. Juan Urbina LHP-

Signed at just 16 years old, Juan, the son of former closer Ugueth Urbina, has already shown great arm strength and a very good changeup. He is adding velocity to his fastball, and working on his breaking ball. He has plenty of time to do so, because he is only 18 years old. All of that time Juan has to work with could really benefit him in his climb to the majors.

2015 projection: Setup man

 

Check out these links for more information on top Mets prospects:

Mets Prospect Watch

Mets Prospect Hub

Baseball America top Mets Prospects