The New York Mets have had a rough go of it in recent years, having finished with a losing record in each of the past five seasons. What's worse, in all these years of futility, the team never finished bad enough to earn a top-five draft pick, so their farm system is not considered as strong as the Pirates' or the Astros'.
That said, the Mets' top prospects do offer the team and its fans a lot of promise for the near and distant future. And as the World Series is about to get underway, it's worth noting that both the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals are heavily comprised of home-grown talent that each team drafted and bred for a championship run.
So, while the Mets are looking to continue the "re-building" phase, it may be prudent for them to hold on to as many of their prospects as possible. The following is a list of the team's most untouchable prospects, in my opinion.