December 21, 2006

Mets top 21 prospects

John Sickels at Minor League Ball, gives a list of the Mets 21 top prospects and a test score for each one:

1.Fernando Martinez, OF, A- (tools and youth, just needs refinement)
2.Mike Pelfrey, RHP, Grade A- (I think the breaking pitch problem is overblown. He had a good one in college and I think he'll find it again. I am sticking with my guns on this one)
3.Phil Humber, RHP, B+ (Many prefer him over Pelfrey, I like both)
4.Carlos Gomez, OF, B (great tools, but I'm not sure about his power)
5.Jon Niese, LHP, B- (projectable lefty is a personal favorite)
6.Deolis Guerra, RHP, B- (live arm, a long way away)
7.Kevin Mulvey, RHP, B- (accidently left off first list)
8.Joe Smith, RHP, B- (impressive reliever could advance fast)
9.Mike Carp, 1B, B- (developing power bat to watch)
10.Alay Soler, RHP, C+ (Cuban defector looks better as a reliever to me than a starter)
11.Adam Bostick, LHP, C+ (acquired from the Marlins, good breaking ball)
12.Josh Stinson, RHP, C+ (interesting arm but another guy who will need time)
13.Sean Henry, OF, C+ (toolsy, skills may be developing)
14.Mike Devany, RHP, C (looks like a utility pitcher to me)
15.Nick Evans, 3B, C (making slow progress)
16.Shawn Bowman, 3B, C (back injuries two years in a row)
17.Michel Abreu, 1B, C (good stats, but how old is he? 26? 31? 52?)
18.Stephen Holmes, RHP, C (intriguing arm from '06 draft)
19.Tobi Stoner, RHP, C (control artist dominated New York-Penn League)
20.Brandon Nall, RHP, C (good numbers but old for the level)
21.Dustin Martin, OF, C (hit .315 in the NY-P but strikes out a lot)

Others of Note: Corey Coles, OF; Ambiorix Concepcion, OF; Jose Coronado, SS: Emmanuel Garcia, SS; Brett Harper, 1B; Anderson Hernandez, INF; Mike Nickeas, C; Robert Parnell, RHP; Todd Prviett, LHP; Dan Stegall, OF.

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