Syndergaard No. 3-ranked prospect in EL

October, 14, 2013
Right-hander Noah Syndergaard, who went a combined 9-4 with a 3.06 ERA and had 133 strikeouts in 117 2/3 innings between St. Lucie and Binghamton, has been ranked the No. 3 prospect in the Double-A Eastern League by Baseball America.

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The 21-year-old Syndergaard, the Futures Game starter for the U.S. squad, only ranked behind shortstop Xander Bogaerts (Portland/Red Sox) and third baseman Miguel Sano (New Britain/Twins).

Syndergaard also was ranked the No. 6 prospect in the Class A Florida State League by the magazine.

Meanwhile, 17-year-old Amed Rosario was named the top prospect in the Appalachian League. That was more based on potential than performance with Kingsport. Rosario, who signed for $1.75 million last year, hit .241 with three homers and 23 RBIs in 212 at-bats with the K-Mets.

With only the Triple-A Pacific Coast League list yet to be unveiled, here is a look at Mets prospects who ranked in the BA top 20 for their respective leagues:

Eastern League (Binghamton)
No. 3 Syndergaard
No. 13 Rafael Montero, rhp

Florida State League (St. Lucie)
No. 6 Syndergaard

South Atlantic League (Savannah)
No. 20 Steven Matz, lhp

Appalachian League (Kingsport)
No. 1 Rosario
No. 15 Rob Whalen, rhp
No. 19 Chris Flexen, rhp

New York-Penn League (Brooklyn)
No. 11 Gavin Cecchini, ss
No. 18 Robert Gsellman, rhp
No. 20 Miller Diaz, rhp

Gulf Coast League
No. 4 Dominic Smith, 1b

See the full rankings by league here.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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