Over the last decade, the New York Mets have established a draft routine: use their first-round pick to target either experienced college pitchers or high-risk, high-reward position prospects. Thus far, they’ve had considerably more success with the former than the latter.
Luckily, the team continues to thrive in the international scouting realm, as six of the team’s top-10 prospects are a product of either the Dominican Republic or Venezuela.
RHP Zack Wheeler and 3B Wilmer Flores are seemingly the only prospects capable of making an impact in the major leagues during the 2013 season, though the organization houses a slew of hard-throwing right-handers who should start to move quickly with experience.
*Has been reflected to update the Mets' system following the R.A. Dicky trade (Dec. 17).