New York Mets: Full Overview of Mets' Farm System and Prospects for 2013

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New York Mets: Full Overview of Mets' Farm System and Prospects for 2013
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Zack Wheeler has gone from all potential to looking like a top-of-the-rotation starter in a very short time.

It is a strange time to be a fan of the New York Mets. Despite playing in the biggest media market in baseball, the team is battling serious financial issues and is unable to spend the kind of money that the fans are used to seeing. 

That might actually be a good thing, as the Mets got themselves into trouble when they kept spending big money on free agents and neglecting the farm system. 

The team took advantage of R.A Dickey's Cy Young season in 2012 to flip him by trading the 38-year-old to Toronto with one year left on his contract, and received Travis d'Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard in a seven-player deal. 

Even though the depth still isn't there for them, the Mets look a lot better at the top of the farm system than they did just 12 months ago.

When you add to the fact that Matt Harvey, who doesn't have rookie eligibility left, showed true top-of-the-rotation stuff in his brief big league run last season, there is a lot of high-impact young talent making its way to Queens in the not-too-distant future. 

Here is a full breakdown of the Mets' farm system entering 2013, including the top prospects who could make an impact in the big leagues this season and a breakout player to watch as the season moves along. 

Note: All stats and ages courtesy of MiLB.com unless otherwise noted. 

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