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5 Players Who Could Be the New York Mets' Next Elite Prospect
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Matt Reynolds (far right) could be the Mets shortstop of the future, but he needs to figure out what he's doing at the plate first.

The New York Mets currently have a number of prospects on the cusp of making the major leagues, creating the question as to who will ascend in the Mets system and become the team's next potential star.

The Mets have a number of prospects in the lower minors who have the tools to rise and become star talents but who have yet to harness their physical gifts and produce in the minors.

The prospects listed in this column are worth keeping an eye on during the 2014 season to see if they can turn their tools into production on the field.

These players are currently considered outside of the team’s top 10 prospects because they have failed to produce on the field yet, so statistics will hardly be used. They are not exciting because of their minor league production yet but because they have the physical tools to become stars.

This list also excludes prospects such as Dominic Smith, Brandon Nimmo and Gavin Cecchini because they are already considered high-end talents within the system.

As most prospects fail to reach their ceilings, the Mets would be lucky if just one of these players becomes a top prospect. However, that is part of what makes following the minor leagues so much fun as it is impossible to know for certain what to expect.

Here are prospects in the Mets system who could be among the best in the system by the season’s end.

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