The New York Mets haven't given their fans much to smile about in this early 2013 season, as Terry Collins and Co. are 3-7 in their last 10 games and 11-15 on the year. The bullpen has reared its ugly head again, and the bats have been fading fast after an unexpected hot start, but the Mets and their fans have plenty to look forward to.
No, I'm not talking about this season's big league club, nor am I talking about Matt Harvey, the one consistent bright spot on this year's roster. I'm referring to the surprisingly impressive crop of prospects that the organization is grooming in the lower ranks.
Under Sandy Alderson, the landscape of the Mets minor league system has undergone a massive overhaul. The franchise now has more promising pitching prospects than at any other time over the last two decades—and the hitters aren't too shabby either.
It's hard to keep up with the Las Vegas 51s, Binghamton and St. Lucie Mets, Savannah Sand Gnats and the Brooklyn Cyclones, so here you can find complete April grades for the Mets top prospects across multiple levels of play.