2014 New York Mets Consensus Top 62 Prospects

Noah Syndergaard's concentration pushed him to the top of the Mets' list - Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

What is the consensus ranking for each of the Mets' top prospects?

Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.

-Proverbs 11:14

Prospect lists are a tricky animal. Every prospect guru has his or her own biases, favorite prospects, sources, and philosophy, leading to quite a variety in the placement of specific players on his or her list. I like making lists and I like prospects, but I'm no scout and I have no inside connections, so my list wouldn't hold any particular weight. Instead of spending loads of time ranking the players with my own biases, I decided a few years ago to instead assemble a consensus list for each team. You can view all of the previous lists here. Hopefully this will bring safety from a multitude of counselors.

How do I do this? Each time a prospect appears on a list, he gets a number of points (51 minus his ranking). The prospect with the largest amount of points is ranked first.

This year, I made a few changes to the list. First off, I included as many lists as I could possibly find. This includes list from team-specific sites, not just from sites that post a list for every team. Second, I created a separate list for fantasy rankings. Fantasy baseball sites rank their prospects with a different flavor and so there are two rankings: one for real baseball and one for fantasy.

Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, and Jeurys Familia were not eligible for the MetsMinors.net list. I gave them a two, six, and 19 ranking respectively, to match up their ratings with the other lists.

You can also view the 2013 New York Mets top prospect list.

Sources

Regular Lists

Amazin Avenue

Baseball America

Baseball Prospectus

Bleacher Report

Fangraphs

Grading on the Curve

Keith Law (ESPN)

Mets 360

Mets Minors

Minor League Ball (John Sickels)

MLB.com

MLB Draft Insider

MLB Prospect Portal

Prospect Digest

Rant

Top Prospect Alert

Fantasy Lists

Dynasty Sports Empire

Fake Teams

Prospect 361

Razzball

Rotoballer

The List

The "Change" column describes how the prospect’s status changed from 2013. A positive number means the prospect moved up in the list, while a negative number means he moved down.

Here is a spreadsheet that contains all of the 2014 New York Mets top prospect rankings in one place. I have removed Keith Law's as his lists require a subscription, though his list is included in the final tally.

Rank FRank Player Total FTo Change
1 1 Noah Syndergaard 799 250 2
2 2 Travis d'Arnaud 781 245 0
3 3 Rafael Montero 765 239 7
4 4 Dominic Smith 751 232 1st Round
5 5 Wilmer Flores 671 223 -1
6 6 Brandon Nimmo 663 210 -1
7 7 Kevin Plawecki 618 178 8
8 8 Amed Rosario 608 172 21
9 9 Cesar Puello 556 138 3
10 12 Gavin Cecchini 537 85 -4
11 10 Dilson Herrera 536 133 Marlon Byrd Trade, Pirates
12 13 Steve Matz 453 43 15
13 11 Michael Fulmer 438 86 -6
14 NA Gabriel Ynoa 371 10
15 14 Jake DeGrom 352 41 -1
16 NA Cory Mazzoni 282 -4
17 NA Domingo Tapia 273 -8
18 NA Victor Black 247 Marlon Byrd Trade, Pirates
19 NA Jeurys Familia 159 -11
20 NA Jack Leathersich 135 -2
21 NA Luis Cessa 129 Unranked last year
21 NA Jayce Boyd 129 Unranked last year
23 NA Luis Mateo 119 -12
24 NA Chris Flexen 108 Unranked last year
24 NA Wilfredo Tovar 108 8
26 NA Matt Den Dekker 102 -10
27 NA Robert Whalen 96 Unranked last year
28 NA Matt Bowman 89 Unranked last year
29 NA Dustin Lawley 78 Unranked last year
30 NA Jeff Walters 60 Unranked last year
31 NA Cory Vaughn 59 0
32 NA Juan Centeno 54 Unranked last year
32 NA John Gant 54 Unranked last year
34 NA Wuilmer Becerra 52 -14
35 NA Rainy Lara 50 Unranked last year
36 NA Casey Meisner 48 3rd Round
37 NA Robert Gsellman 44 Unranked last year
38 NA Andrew Church 42 Unranked last year
39 NA Darin Gorski 41 Unranked last year
39 NA Marcus Molina 41 Unranked last year
39 NA Hansel Robles 41 -22
42 NA Travis Taijeron 34 Unranked last year
43 NA Logan Verrett 31 -21
44 NA Gonzalez Germen 30 Unranked last year
44 NA Ivan Wilson 30 Unranked last year
44 NA Matt Reynolds 30 -11
47 NA Aderlin Rodriguez 28 -28
48 NA Matt Koch 27 Unranked last year
49 NA Akeel Morris 25 -20
50 NA L.J. Mazzilli 22 Unranked last year
51 NA Erik Goeddel 18 Unranked last year
51 NA Allan Dykstra 18 Unranked last year
51 NA Miller Diaz 18 Unranked last year
54 NA Darrell Ceciliani 16 -21
55 NA Tomas Nido 15 Unranked last year
56 NA Danny Muno 14 -34
57 NA Patrick Biondi 12 Unranked last year
58 NA Champ Stuart 11 6th Round
58 NA Jhoan Urena 11 Unranked last year
60 NA Phillip Evans 4 -36
61 NA Brett Mitchell 2 Unranked last year
62 NA Jared King 1 5th Round

2013 prospects not on 2014 list

Graduated:

Zack Wheeler, #1
Juan Lagares, #24

Traded:

Collin McHugh, #38 - To the Rockies for Eric Young Jr.

Dropped Off:

Cam Maron, #20
Vincente Lupo, #20
Alonzo Harris, #36
Tyler Pill, #37

Visual Representation

Here is a chart of the Mets' top prospects. The error bars represent the minimum and maximum ranking for each prospect.

Mets2014prospects

It appears that clicking the above graphic makes it slightly larger

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Chris St. John is a writer at Beyond The Box Score. You can follow him on Twitter at @stealofhome.

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