The New York Mets don't have a great team as a whole, but the presence of young, talented players provides the fans with a shred of optimism while looking into the future.
Some of these players are going to pan out. In an ideal world, all of them would develop into full-time major leaguers and the Mets would make a 180-degree turn over the next five years. The problem is, Mets world is far from an ideal world.
In fact, Mets world is typically the polar opposite of an ideal world, where prospects go to flounder, fizzle out and fade away altogether. So hopefully, for the future of the team and the job security of various members of the front office and coaching staff, at least half of the prospects on the following list meet—or at least approach—expectations.
Here you can find a ranking of the potential of the young players on the Mets. Only prospects and players under 25 years old make the cut for this list.