MINOR LEAGUE RICHES by Tom Brennan
I happened to look at the Mets’ website lists its Top 20 Prospects:
Quite a list, in my opinion. For instance, for Matt Reynolds after his stellar season to only be # 20 is incredible.
I don't agree fully with the order or those listed, but let's not quibble. Except...
Note that the list does not include two Brennan favorites, Akeel Morris and Dario Alvarez.
- I’d have put Akeel in Ramos’ spot personally, and left Ramos out of the Top 20 for now – he’s young and did OK in GCL this year, even if he has a high ceiling.
- Blake Taylor struggled in 2014 in Kingsport, and I’d have slotted the older but far more effective Dario in his slot instead.
Both Blake and Ramos may deserve top 20 ranking in 2015’s list, but I think those are premature.
I’d say there are also some guys not listed in the Mets' Top 20 who might easily have cracked the Mets’ Top 20 a few years ago.
For instance, just to name a few:
WOW. We've come a long way in minor league land, baby, IMO.
What do you, the reader, think? Am I just too optimistic?