New York Mets: Keith Law

Law projects Hartford LHP to Mets

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Pat Eaton-Robb/Associated PressKeith Law continues to project the Mets select Sean Newcomb.


CHICAGO -- ESPN's Keith Law continues to project University of Hartford left-hander Sean Newcomb will be selected by the Mets with the 10th overall pick in the draft on Thursday.

Law lists NC State shortstop Trea Turner as a potential alternative.

Oregon State outfielder Michael Conforto or San Diego high school catcher Alex Jackson are projected to be selected before the Mets pick. Otherwise, they might trump Newcomb as the expected selection.

Insiders can read the full mock draft and bios here.

Law: Wheeler leads Mets' prospect list

February, 7, 2013
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- ESPN's Keith Law ranks right-hander Zack Wheeler the top Mets prospect. The rest of the top 10:


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Zack Wheeler, the Mets' top prospect, works out Thursday in Port St. Lucie.


2. Travis d'Arnaud, c
3. Noah Syndergaard, rhp
4. Brandon Nimmo, of
5. Gavin Cecchini, ss
6. Wilmer Flores, 3b
7. Rafael Montero, rhp
8. Domingo Tapia, rhp
9. Jacob deGrom, rhp
10. Hansel Robles, rhp

Writes Law:

It's a top-heavy system that was boosted substantially by the R.A. Dickey trade. It brought a return that accounts for two of the Mets' top three prospects while they wait for the 2011 and 2012 drafts to start to have more of an impact on the system.

2013 impact

Both of their top prospects, d'Arnaud (acquired from Toronto) and Wheeler (acquired from San Francisco), should spend at least half the year in the majors, d'Arnaud depending on his health and Wheeler on room in the Mets' rotation. Wheeler might be their Matt Harvey, coming up midyear and getting by first on raw stuff as he makes adjustments, while d'Arnaud will have to show he can work the count enough to get to that power.

Sleeper

Tapia, last year's sleeper, had a strong year in full-season ball, although I think he's been passed by Montero, who has better command and better secondary stuff than Tapia, who throws harder with more sink but is less of a complete pitcher. DeGrom came back from Tommy John surgery in the middle of the season and was 92-96 with plus life, a good slider, feel for a change and good control. He has yet to throw a full season anywhere, though, as he didn't convert to pitching regularly until the spring of 2010.

Insiders can read the full report here.

Law: Mets' farm system ranks 22nd

February, 8, 2012
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ESPN's Keith Law ranks the Mets' farm system at 22nd in the majors, albeit ahead of division rivals Philadelphia (No. 25) and Miami (No. 28)

Law's comment: "It's actually getting better here, but rebuilding a system takes years, and the Mets have really just begun to inject higher-upside talent into the system."

"Insiders" can check out the full report here.

Law's top-10 Mets prospects

January, 27, 2011
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ESPN's Keith Law does club-by-club rankings of the top 10 prospects. Here's his Mets list:

1. Wilmer Flores, SS/3B (48 overall in MLB)
2. Matt Harvey, RHP (83)
3. Reese Havens, 2B
4. Cesar Puello, OF
5. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF
6. Darrell Ceciliani, CF
7. Lucas Duda, 1B
8. Aderlin Rodriguez, 3B
9. Juan Urbina, LHP
10. Jeurys Familia, RHP

ESPN Insider subscribers can read more here.

Law: Mets' farm rated 26th

January, 26, 2011
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ESPN's Keith Law places the Mets' farm system 26th in baseball in today's insider column.

Law also ranks the game's top 100 prospects. His Mets on that list: shortstop Wilmer Flores at No. 48, and last year's first-round pick, right-hander Matt Harvey from the University of North Carolina, at No. 83.

ESPN Insider subscribers can read more here.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.297 7 37 55
OTHER LEADERS
HRC. Granderson 14
RBIL. Duda 46
RD. Murphy 55
OPSL. Duda .841
WB. Colon 8
ERAJ. Niese 2.96
SOZ. Wheeler 99