The performance of the New York Mets at the major league level will be a focus in 2014. However, the progression of the organization’s top-10 prospects could end up having a significant impact as regular-season games start to pile up.
The ten players outlined in the following slides have been taken by Baseball America’s ranking of the best minor leaguers New York has to offer (insider subscription required).
As the team struggles with consistency in the season’s first two weeks, it’s easy to look toward the minors and wonder which player could be promoted and make an immediate contribution.
However, what the Mets have shown in recent years is that they’re more apt to take things slow with prospects, rather than making a rash promotion.
With that in mind, it’s time to check in and see whether early-season performances have caused stocks to rise, fall or stay the same.