The New York Mets' farm system has improved over the years, and it looks like they have a handful of players that can help them in the future. People have their own opinions on who the top prospects are, and where they rank. Here is where I rank the Mets top 20 Prospects.
On the out Looking In:
Jenrry Mejia, RHP. Mejia got his feet wet in the majors a couple of years ago, but was shut down with an injury, and had Tommy John surgery. He is a flame thrower, but has struggled this year. He probably should be in the top 20, but so many guys have improved, and he is still getting back to form from the surgery. Next season, I expect to him to be tremendous, and be with the Mets before the season's end.
Reese Havens, 2B. So far, Havens has been a total bust since being taken in the first round in 2008. Injuries have killed him, and when he has played, he has not delivered. Many people still have Havens on their prospect list, but I have no idea why. The guy will be 26 this October, and a lot of guys in the farm system at his position are performing. Maybe he can turn it around, but I don't see it happening.
Aderlin Rodriguez, 3B. A right handed power hitter who has recently been promoted to St.Lucie. He has a nice feel for the game, and is a force to be reckoned to be with at the plate. By next year, Aderlin will definitely be a top 15 prospect.
Akeel Morris, RHP. Morris has been pitiful this season, but you can't give up after one bad season. He is 0-6, with a 10.87 ERA. You just hope he can forget about this year, and re-group next season. He has good stuff, he just needs to make it happen.
Phillip Evans, SS. Evans has had a quietly nice season for the Brooklyn Cyclones. He doesn't really do anything wrong. He isn't going to blow you away, but he does the little things right. He is still very young, and needs time to develop.
20) Jefry Marte, 3B. The once highly touted prospect has struggled the past couple seasons in A-Ball. He has picked it up a bit this year in Binghamton. If he reaches the potential he has, he can easily be a reliable big league player. Ceiling: Major League Starter
19) Danny Munno, SS. A very tough middle infielder who has shown he can do a little bit of everything. Although he tested positive for performance enhancing drugs this past May and was suspended for 50 games, he is still having a nice year in the Florida State League. Ceiling: Utility Man
18) Darrel Ceciliani, OF. Although he has not shown it this year, Ceciliani has very good speed which makes him a base stealing threat. This is someone who hit 13 triples in the New-York Penn League, which is a shortened season. Ceiling: Leadoff Hitter
17) Matt Den Dekker, OF. A great defensive outfielder who has shown he can handle the bat. Since being promoted to Triple-A, he has been struggling offensively, but that will pick up with more at bats. Ceiling: Solid fourth outfielder
16) Cory Mazzoni, RHP. Mazzoni has been very consistent since being drafted. He has three solid pitches, and maintains his velocity throughout the game. He could be a mid-season call up next year, or a September call up depending where the Mets are at. Personally I see him as a very effective closer, but I don' think the Mets will go in that direction. Ceiling: Good 5th starter/ Long Reliever
15) Darin Gorski, LHP. The tall lefty has a very good off-speed pitch, and has proven to be reliable. He is capable of starting, but I think he is more of a reliever who can occasionally make a start if someone is injured. I think he can make a very nice compliment to Josh Edgin in the bullpen next year. Ceiling: Reliable Lefty Specialist
14) Kevin Plawecki, C. The Purdue product is an offensive minded catcher who has the potential to be an RBI Machine. He is your typical tough nosed catcher that pitchers love to have behind the plate. The Mets are in dying need of a catcher, and hopefully Plawecki can move through the minors quickly. Ceiling: Starting Catcher