Joe Met asked:
Hey Mack, don’t sweat the children dissing you on that other site. You’re the best Mets minor league site out there and everyone knows that, especially our boys over on the SNY Network sites.
I got a question for you.
It seems to me that the current rosters in the minor league teams are void of prospects. You agree?
Thanks Joe, for your kind thoughts.
One of the writers on Mack’s Mets refers to the current crop of prospects that have graduated to Queens as “The Buffalo Soldiers”. I love it.
Joe, you are wrong.
I have a lot of respect for John Sickles and I love his rating system. For me, here are the Mets that currently rate in the A-B range:
Buffalo: - SP Jenrry Mejia, OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis
Binghamton: - 2B Reese Havens, SP Matt Harvey, SP Jeurys Familia, OF Matt den Dekker
St. Lucie: - 3B Jefry Marte, SS Wilmer Flores, OF Cory Vaughn
Savannah: - 3B Aderlin Rodriguez
Now, there are some close one’s in the high C range… SP Greg Peavey, 2B Josh Satin, OFs Cesar Puello, Darrell Ceciliani, and Fernando Martinez… but, that’s about it above the rookie level.
You add to this the fact that Ike Davis, Ruben Tejada, Lucas Duda, Daniel Murphy, Dillon Gee, Jon Niese, and Josh Thole have already made the transition in the last two years, and that makes 17 top prospects.
That’s a lot, Joe, and we have to tip our hat to Omar for all of this.