Monday, October 14, 2013
Syndergaard No. 3-ranked prospect in EL
By Adam Rubin
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