Yes, the New York Mets are big spender these days, but their farm system remains a strength, offering depth and some impact up the middle.
There may be some holes in the pitching, but the safe bet is free agency and trades take care of that for the foreseeable future.
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Alvarez has all the tools to be be an all-star catcher and offer value in all facets, but it’s a power-over-hit approach, suggesting it may take some time to come to fruition.
Baty could be the next third baseman for the Mets, but has some experience in the outfield if the club wants to make room for a plus hitter with 25-homer power.
There are some questions about the glove, but Parada has every chance to hit for average and produce above-average power no matter where he plays.
Maurico is a tolsy shortstop with enough glove to stick, and there are plenty of signs he’ll hit enough to make an impact, led by plus power.
The aptly-named Williams can fly, projects well defensively, and should be an average or better performer at the plate, even with below average power.
He’s a bit wild in his plate discipline, but makes contact with a chance at impact power as he learns to create backspin.
Tidwell has shown a quality three-pitch mix with a chance at a plus fastball and average command.
Vasil lacks impact offspeed stuff, but has a chance to get his fastball all the way back, helping his fring secondaries play up in a starting role.
Consistent control and Ziegler is at least a bullpen arm with a swing-and-miss slider, but he’s shown feel for a changeup and has time to develop.
It’s a mid-rotation ceiling, but Hamel has four projectable pitches, headlined by a slider thats flashed plus that may allow him to pitch out of the bullpen long-term.
Rankings, OFPs by Joe Doyle.
Player notes by Jason A. Churchill.
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