Mets Minors: Preseason Part II, those ranked 11-30

Continuing the Top 50 rankings we reach the section where there is quite a lot more disagreement, and not only because of the international signees. You will notice far more “Bold” predictions in this group and a lot less consensus. There are likely three to five people on this list who I rate as having [...]

Mets Minors: Offseason deep dive on Colin Houck

Biography: The Mets spent their 32nd overall pick in the 2023 draft to bring aboard a shortstop named Colin Houck.  The high school infielder boasted tremendous offensive numbers and athleticism that allowed him to perform as a two-sport athlete. He received scholarship offers from a number of serious schools to continue his football career as [...]

Mets Minors: Offseason deep dive on Blade Tidwell

Biography: Blade Tidwell spent most of his Age 21/22 season playing for the Brooklyn Cyclones before a late season promotion to Binghamton. The Mets were hoping that Tidwell would show well out of the gate with little other pitching talent on the horizon but his April and May were anything but succesful. In fact, in [...]

Mets Minors: Offseason deep dive on Ryan Clifford

Biography: Standing in at an imposing 6’3” the second player acquired as part of the Mets deal for Justin Verlander, Ryan Clifford is an intriguing player with a solid ceiling offensively. Clifford is from North Carolina and was drafted fairly low by Houston (the 11th round). He took a signing bonus more typical of the [...]

Mets Minors: Offseason deep dive on Luisangel Acuna

Biography: The most famous thing about Luisangel Acuna will instantly be his relation to Ronald Acuna Jr. His older brother is one of the absolute best players in all of baseball and it’s possible that he could become an impact player in his own right. The scouting does not indicate that the younger Acuna will [...]

Mets Minors: Offseason deep dive on Jett Williams

Biography: Last year the first thing I mentioned about Jett Williams was his height. He hasn’t suddenly had a late life growth spurt or started wearing lifts to pad his measurements but perhaps, we are overselling how short 5’8” actually is. Jett Williams cannot be compared to Eddie Gaedel, the shortest player of all time [...]

Mets Minors: Offseason deep dive on Kevin Parada

Biography: We wrote about Parada last season and nothing has changed about his biography except he is another year older and another league more advanced. While watching another Met catching prospect (who is younger than him) ascend to the majors, he spent most of his year in Advanced A. Resume: 2023 was a slightly down [...]

Mets Minors: Offseason deep dive on Drew Gilbert

Biography: The polished outfielder who brings five tools in varying degrees was acquired from the Houston Astros in exchange for returning Justin Verlander after they let the Mets pay him $43.3 Million. Drew Gilbert is only 5’9” and is among the smallest top prospects I’ve ever written about. The Minnesota native went to college in [...]

Mets Minors: With Ronny Mauricio in the majors, who is the top prospect?

The Mets began the year with four players on the cusp of the majors ready to make an impact. What they did not begin the year with was doubt about who was the Top Prospect in the organization. Francisco Alvarez had the highest ceiling and has proven up to the task of making the next [...]

Mets Minors: Luisangel Acuna, Drew Gilbert and the 2026 Mets

The Mets' 2023 season is something that many fans wish they could put in their rear-view mirrors. It was a painful season and the most expensive team in baseball history collapsed to a degree that could never have been anticipated. While everything that could have gone wrong, did go wrong, the Mets used their owner’s [...]