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    2013 Mets Forum Top 31 Prospects

    Is time for the annual PSD Mets Forum top 25 Prospects List.

    Here are the rules once more for those of you new to this, One of the rules is a new one and we will bend one rule for just one guy in order to add him into the discussion.

    1. Guys who no longer are eligible are Matt Harvey, Jenrry Mejia, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Jordany Valdespin, Jefry Marte, Zach Lutz and Reese Havens.

    Edit: Matt Harvey will still be eligible for this list for discussion purposes and to see where you guys think he should rank among the Mets top prospects.

    2. No guys over 25 years, this list will be only for guys who are still 25 years or younger.

    3. No write in votes, I will make a list of around 10-15 guys to choose from.

    4. If you do not care about this threads be advised from now that posts with the sole intention of making a joke of the process or taking it off topic will be handled with infractions. In other words if you do not care about this, move on to a topic you do.

    5. If you think a guy should be added to the next list who I fail to put in in the previous list just mention him, so he should be added to the next one.

    BTW here is a link to last years top 25 list.

    http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/sho...ospects&page=2
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    #1. Zachary Harrison Wheeler
    Born: 05/30/1990
    Birthplace: Smyrna, GA
    Height: 6' 4"
    Weight: 185
    Bats: L
    Throws: R

    Code:
    2012 Season
    Team	League	W	L	ERA	G	GS	CG	SHO	SV	IP	H	R	ER	HR	BB	SO	GO/AO	AVG
    BIN	EAS	10	6	3.26	19	19	1	1	0	116.0	92	46	42	2	43	117	1.16	.225
    BUF	INT	2	2	3.27	6	6	1	1	0	33.0	23	13	12	2	16	31	1.33	.205
    Minors	 	12	8	3.26	25	25	2	2	0	149.0	115	59	54	4	59	148	1.20	.221
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    Scouting Report: Since his trade to the Mets, Wheeler has blossomed into one of the top pitching prospects in the game. His fastball sits at 94-95 mph and tops out at 98, playing up thanks to an easy arm action and late life that often causes batters to take defensive swings. He throws downhill from a lanky 6-foot-4 frame, making it difficult—particularly for righthanders—to lift the ball. Righties batted just .204/.259/.271 against him last season. He shows a good feel for changing speeds on his fastball and for mixing in a two-seamer that runs away from lefties. Wheeler owes his breakthrough success largely to growth in three areas: health, control and repertoire. He learned to manage the persistent soreness in the middle finger of his pitching hand—caused by a fingernail avulsion—and established a career high with 149 innings in 2012. His walk rate has decreased from 5.2 per nine innings in the Giants system to 3.3 with the Mets, and he has added a slider and a changeup. Wheeler relied more on a power curveball as a Giant, but he now turns equally to an upper-80s slider with plus potential. He still mixes in a sharp high-70s curve that bottoms out, and he also has the makings of an average changeup for which he's trying to find the perfect grip. He's remarkably efficient for a young power pitcher, averaging six innings per start in 2012, and he also excels at holding runners. Just eight of 19 basestealers (42 percent) succeeded against him last season.
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    #2. Matthew Edward Harvey
    Born: 03/27/1989
    Birthplace: New London, CT
    College: North Carolina
    Height: 6' 4"
    Weight: 225
    Bats: R
    Throws: R

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    2012 Season
    Team	League	W	L	ERA	G	GS	CG	SHO	SV	IP	H	R	ER	HR	BB	SO	GO/AO	AVG
    BUF	INT	7	5	3.68	20	20	0	0	0	110.0	97	46	45	9	48	112	1.28	.233
    Minors	 	7	5	3.68	20	20	0	0	0	110.0	97	46	45	9	48	112	1.28	.233
    MLB	 	3	5	2.73	10	10	0	0	0	59.1	42	19	18	5	26	70	0.89	.200
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    Scouting Report: Harvey exhausted his prospect eligibility after leaving the IL, posting a 2.73 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 59 innings with the Mets. His power stuff played just as well in the majors as it did in Triple-A, as he paired uncommon fastball velocity with a pair of sharp breaking balls.

    When Harvey throws consistent strikes with his 92-98 mph fastball and gets ahead of hitters, they're in trouble, because he can miss bats with both breaking balls. He throws his plus curveball at 79-84 mph and varies his slider from an 87-88 mph cutter to a pitch with more depth at 84-86. His changeup remains firm but effective, and he handles lefthanders fairly well.
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    #3. Travis E. d'Arnaud
    Born: 02/10/1989
    Birthplace: Long Beach, CA
    Height: 6' 2"
    Weight: 195
    Bats: R
    Throws: R

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    2012 Season
    Team	League	AVG	G	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	BB	SO	SB	CS	OBP	SLG	OPS
    LAS	PCL	.333	67	279	45	93	21	2	16	52	166	19	59	1	1	.380	.595	.975
    Minors	 	.333	67	279	45	93	21	2	16	52	166	19	59	1	1	.380	.595	.975
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    Scouting Report: D'Arnaud has the tools to become a big league all-star if he can stay healthy. He's a rare catcher with the potential to be an above-average hitter with plus power. He doesn't walk much but makes consistent hard contact, getting hits even when his timing is off or he gets off balance. He has the bat speed and strength to hit plenty of homers and lets his power come naturally, employing a short stroke and all-fields approach. Though he has played in extremely hitter-friendly home ballparks the last two years, his pop is legitimate, as 18 of his 37 homers have come on the road. D'Arnaud made good strides with his defense in 2011 by working with then-New Hampshire manager Sal Butera, who caught in the majors for nine seasons. Those improvements carried over to 2012, when d'Arnaud threw out a career-high 30 percent of basestealers. He has average to plus arm strength and has refined his footwork and throwing accuracy. He's a solid receiver who moves well behind the plate, and he's a good leader who works well with his pitching staffs. As is the case with most catchers, he's a below-average runner but isn't a liability on the bases.
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    #4. Noah Seth Syndergaard
    Born: 08/29/1992
    Birthplace: Mansfield, TX
    Height: 6' 5"
    Weight: 200
    Bats: L
    Throws: R

    Code:
    2012 Season
    Team	League	W	L	ERA	G	GS	CG	SHO	SV	IP	H	R	ER	HR	BB	SO	GO/AO	AVG
    LAN	MID	8	5	2.60	27	19	0	0	1	103.2	81	41	30	3	31	122	2.16	.212
    Minors	 	8	5	2.60	27	19	0	0	1	103.2	81	41	30	3	31	122	2.16	.212
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    Scouting Report: Syndergaard's big frame gives him an imposing presence on the mound, and his fastball only adds to it. His heater ranges from 92-98 mph with excellent downward angle and armside run. His curveball has gained velocity since he signed and now sits in the mid-70s with downward action. It's inconsistent and eventually may develop into a slider, but it gets outs and features good spin. He maintains his arm speed well on his mid-80s changeup. He has very good body control for his size, which leads to quality command and control.
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    #5. Wilmer Alejandro Flores
    Born: 08/06/1991
    Birthplace: Valencia, Venezuela
    Height: 6' 3"
    Weight: 190
    Bats: R
    Throws: R

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    2012 Season
    Team	League	AVG	G	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	BB	SO	SB	CS	OBP	SLG	OPS
    STL	FSL	.289	64	242	31	70	12	0	10	42	112	18	30	3	2	.336	.463	.799
    BIN	EAS	.311	66	251	37	78	18	2	8	33	124	20	30	0	0	.361	.494	.855
    Minors	 	.300	130	493	68	148	30	2	18	75	236	38	60	3	2	.349	.479	.827
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    Scouting Report: Flores' supreme hand-eye coordination and ability to let the ball travel deep typically yield high batting averages and contact rates, as well as a natural power stroke to right-center field. He has learned to turn on more inner-half fastballs with experience, pulling 15 of his 18 homers last season to left field. Developing a more patient approach resulted in more fastballs in hitter's counts in 2012, as well as the best walk and strikeout rates of his career. Despite well below-average speed, Flores played exclusively at shortstop through his first four seasons, but he spent most of his time at third base in 2012. He has sure hands and a strong arm, but his lack of first-step quickness will be an issue wherever he plays.
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    #6. Brandon T. Nimmo
    Born: 03/27/1993
    Birthplace: Cheyenne, WY
    Height: 6' 3"
    Weight: 185
    Bats: L
    Throws: R

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    2012 Season
    Team	League	AVG	G	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	BB	SO	SB	CS	OBP	SLG	OPS
    BRK	NYP	.248	69	266	41	66	20	2	6	40	108	46	78	1	5	.372	.406	.778
    Minors	 	.248	69	266	41	66	20	2	6	40	108	46	78	1	5	.372	.406	.778
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    Scouting Report: Scouts who saw Nimmo at the very beginning or end of the NY-P season might have come away unimpressed, but he hit .309/.402/.494 over a 41-game midseason stretch while showcasing premium bat speed and a discerning approach. In fact, he may let too many hittable pitches pass at this stage. Though he swings and misses too much—especially versus lefties—his command of the strike zone gives him a chance to hit for solid average and at least plus power. Despite leading NY-P outfielders with 152 putouts, Nimmo showed fringy speed down the line, stole only one base and didn't make great reads off the bat in center field. He throws OK and could handle right field if his instincts don't improve with experience.
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    #7. Michael Joseph Fulmer
    Born: 03/15/1993
    Birthplace: Oklahoma City, OK
    Height: 6' 3"
    Weight: 200
    Bats: R
    Throws: R


    Code:
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    Team	League	W	L	ERA	G	GS	CG	SHO	SV	IP	H	R	ER	HR	BB	SO	GO/AO	AVG
    SAV	SAL	7	6	2.74	21	21	1	0	0	108.1	92	37	33	6	38	101	0.84	.227
    Minors	 	7	6	2.74	21	21	1	0	0	108.1	92	37	33	6	38	101	0.84	.227
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    Scouting Report: Fulmer's power approach plays exceptionally well when he keeps the ball down in the strike zone. His 92-93 mph fastball features heavy life and tailing action, and his mid-80s slider could be a plus pitch based on the tight rotation and depth he frequently imparts on the ball. He still is learning to trust his changeup, which is too firm in the mid-80s. Though Fulmer tops out near 95 mph and holds his velocity, he gets in trouble when he leaves the ball out over the plate. He allowed five of six home runs on the road away from forgiving Grayson Stadium. Scouts are mixed as to whether he'll refine his delivery enough to develop more than fringy command. He presently throws slightly across his body and off a stiff front side.
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    #8. Rafael Montero
    Born: 10/17/1990
    Birthplace: Higuerito, Dominican Republic
    Height: 6' 0"
    Weight: 170
    Bats: R
    Throws: R

    Code:
    2012 Season
    Team	League	W	L	ERA	G	GS	CG	SHO	SV	IP	H	R	ER	HR	BB	SO	GO/AO	AVG
    SAV	SAL	6	3	2.52	12	12	0	0	0	71.1	61	24	20	4	8	54	0.57	.223
    STL	FSL	5	2	2.13	8	8	1	0	0	50.2	35	13	12	2	11	56	0.78	.196
    Minors	 	11	5	2.36	20	20	1	0	0	122.0	96	37	32	6	19	110	0.64	.212
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    Scouting Report: Montero has good stuff across the board and even better command, making him a starter prospect despite a small, thin frame. He pitches at 90-93 mph and rears back for 95 when he needs it, locating his running fastball wherever he wants thanks to a simple, repeatable delivery. Montero pitches backward at times because he trusts his slider and changeup. His breaking ball sweeps across the zone and features hard break at 82-84 mph. His mid-80s changeup has fade and usually grades as average. He shows dogged determination to improve the pitch, throwing it each time out. The Mets rave about his even demeanor.
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    #9. Gavin Glenn Christopher Joseph Cecchini
    Born: 12/22/1993
    Birthplace: Lake Charles, LA
    Height: 6' 1"
    Weight: 180
    Bats: R
    Throws: R
    Code:
    2012 Season
    Team	League	AVG	G	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	BB	SO	SB	CS	OBP	SLG	OPS
    KNG	APP	.246	53	191	21	47	9	2	1	22	63	18	43	5	4	.311	.330	.641
    BRK	NYP	.000	5	5	2	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	0	0	.167	.000	.167
    Minors	 	.240	58	196	23	47	9	2	1	22	63	18	44	5	4	.307	.321	.629
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    Scouting Report: A strong fundamental player and intense competitor, Cecchini possesses the footwork, hands and range to be a solid shortstop, but he'll need to further develop his average (though accurate) arm to seal the deal. The coordination and footwork he displays in the field help him in the batter's box, where he's a line-drive hitter with a middle-of-the-field approach and feel for contact. Some evaluators would like to see Cecchini tone down the moving parts in his swing to get in better position to hit. Some believe he'll hit for more power as his body matures, perhaps topping out near 10 homers annually. He has average speed and makes smart decisions on the bases.

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    #10. Domingo Tapia
    Born: 12/16/1991
    Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    Height: 6' 4"
    Weight: 186
    Bats: R
    Throws: R

    Code:
    2012 Season
    Team	League	W	L	ERA	G	GS	CG	SHO	SV	IP	H	R	ER	HR	BB	SO	GO/AO	AVG
    SAV	SAL	6	5	3.98	20	19	0	0	0	108.2	92	55	48	2	32	101	2.65	.227
    Minors	 	6	5	3.98	20	19	0	0	0	108.2	92	55	48	2	32	101	2.65	.227
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    Scouting Report: Tapia's fastball sits at 95 mph, tops out at 98 and features armside run and sink that completely ties up righthanders, who hit just .204/.279/.283 against him last season. He loves to throw his fastball, but he also has confidence in a high-80s sinking changeup that could be a consistent plus pitch in time. Because of his low three-quarters arm slot, Tapia struggles to stay on top of his low-80s slider. It's mostly a below-average pitch that spins rather than bites though the strike zone. His long arm action doesn't prevent him from throwing strikes, but it does make him slow to the plate and vulnerable to basestealers.
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    #11. Jeurys Familia
    Born: 10/10/1989
    Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    Height: 6' 4"
    Weight: 230
    Bats: R
    Throws: R

    Code:
    2012 Season
    Team	League	W	L	ERA	G	GS	CG	SHO	SV	IP	H	R	ER	HR	BB	SO	GO/AO	AVG
    BUF	INT	9	9	4.73	28	28	1	0	0	137.0	145	84	72	8	73	128	1.57	.267
    Minors	 	9	9	4.73	28	28	1	0	0	137.0	145	84	72	8	73	128	1.57	.267
    MLB	 	0	0	5.84	8	1	0	0	0	12.1	10	8	8	0	9	10	0.92	.233
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    Scouting Report: Familia holds steady 94-95 mph velocity and touches triple digits with his fastball deep into starts, but a hard-to-repeat delivery and below-average control mean a bullpen role is most likely in the majors. He previewed coming attractions by relying on his fastball and a mid-80s slider with short break as a reliever in New York. He has a sinking changeup but didn't throw it much in relief. Some scouts wonder if he'll need to add a splitter to combat lefties. He's slow to the plate and easy to run on.

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    #12. Luis Mateo
    Born: 03/22/1990
    Birthplace: Nizao, Dominican Republic
    Height: 6' 3"
    Weight: 185
    Bats: R
    Throws: R

    Code:
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    Team	League	W	L	ERA	G	GS	CG	SHO	SV	IP	H	R	ER	HR	BB	SO	GO/AO	AVG
    BRK	NYP	4	5	2.45	12	12	0	0	0	73.1	57	22	20	2	9	85	1.05	.210
    Minors	 	4	5	2.45	12	12	0	0	0	73.1	57	22	20	2	9	85	1.05	.210
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    Scouting Report: Mateo brandishes two pitches that project as plus weapons. He tops out near 97 mph and typically ranges from 92-95 with a fastball he leverages down in the zone. His slider is his best pitch, touching 90 mph and featuring tight, late break. His athleticism allows him to find the strike zone regularly—he walked nine batters in 12 starts—and he'll need to rely on it to help him refine a fringy changeup that he doesn't throw much at this stage.

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    #13. Matthew G den Dekker
    Born: 08/10/1987
    Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, FL
    College: Florida
    Height: 6' 1"
    Weight: 205
    Bats: L
    Throws: L

    Code:
    2012 Season
    Team	League	AVG	G	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	BB	SO	SB	CS	OBP	SLG	OPS
    BIN	EAS	.340	58	238	47	81	21	4	8	29	134	20	64	10	7	.397	.563	.960
    BUF	INT	.220	77	295	37	65	10	4	9	47	110	14	90	11	2	.256	.373	.629
    Minors	 	.274	135	533	84	146	31	8	17	76	244	34	154	21	9	.321	.458	.779
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    Scouting Report: He turns on inside fastballs on occasion, but for the most part he's a gap hitter with below-average power. Den Dekker's value is tied to his defensive range and his speed, both of which are plus tools and crucial to the success of any center fielder. He reads balls well off the bat and takes proper routes He unleashes accurate throws with carry, using average arm strength. Despite his raw speed, den Dekker is a modest stolen-base threat because he's faster underway than on his first step. He profiles as a fringe starter in center or, more likely, a strong outfield reserve.

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    #14. Jacob DeGrom
    Born: 06/19/1988
    Birthplace: Deleon Springs, FL
    College: Stetson U
    Height: 6' 4"
    Weight: 185
    Bats: L
    Throws: R

    Code:
    2012 Season
    Team	League	W	L	ERA	G	GS	CG	SHO	SV	IP	H	R	ER	HR	BB	SO	GO/AO	AVG
    SAV	SAL	6	3	2.51	15	15	0	0	0	89.2	77	33	25	3	14	78	1.22	.225
    STL	FSL	3	0	2.08	4	4	0	0	0	21.2	14	5	5	1	6	18	0.66	.177
    Minors	 	9	3	2.43	19	19	0	0	0	111.1	91	38	30	4	20	96	1.08	.216
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    Scouting Report: DeGrom has taken an unusual path, beginning his college career at Stetson as a shortstop and needing Tommy John surgery soon after signing as a ninth-round pick in 2010. He was a revelation when he returned last summer, hitting 98 mph with a fastball that also features nice sink and filling the strike zone. His slider has its moments, too.

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