Upon becoming general manager of the New York Mets prior to the 2011 season, Sandy Alderson has been on a mission to improve the organization’s farm system.
After three years of hard work, Alderson and his front office have seen a significant increase in impact minor league prospects. Keith Law of ESPN.com (insider subscription required) ranks New York’s system as the sixth best in baseball:
The turnaround in this system is remarkable, especially when you consider they have not had a top-10 pick since they took Matt Harvey in 2010, and it puts the Mets in excellent shape relative to the other four teams in their division.
In addition to those already on the 40-man big league roster, there are over 20 non-roster invitees currently in camp for the start of spring training. Position battles are underway, but this is a great time to get a glimpse into the future with what prospects have to offer.
Let’s take a look at the six prospects making the most buzz as New York prepares to begin Grapefruit League play.