Like us on Facebook


Follow us on Twitter





Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 32
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    53,842
    vCash
    1500

    2014 PSD Mets Forum Top 30 Prospects

    Alright, it's time for the Annual PSD Mets Forum Top 30 Prospects.

    Most of you know how this will go, but to those that don't, I'll be posting a list of prospects every TWO days in a poll, and you vote for the prospect you think should get the ranking.

    It's a fun exercise to get through these slow winter days.

    Here are the rules:

    1) Players over 25 years old will not be included in these polls.

    2) Write-in votes will not be allowed. If you think I should include a prospect in the next poll, let me know and I'll add him to the next poll.

    3) If you don't want to participate, don't disrupt the threads and move on. Failure to comply will result in infractions and/or bans.

    4) There is a ZERO tolerance to cheating. We encourage and welcome as many posters and voters as possible, but we want the list to be authentic and not rigged in any way. No need to create duplicate accounts to artificially inflate votes for a player since this is a community list. Any posters suspected of being a dupe account will not have their vote counted. Period.

    Here is last year's list.

    If anyone has questions or has a problem with anything, PM me.

    Hope to see a lot of you participate! LGM!
    Last edited by YoungStuna; 03-09-2014 at 12:33 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    53,842
    vCash
    1500
    #1. Noah "Thor" Syndergaard


    Born: 08/29/1992
    Birthplace: Mansfield, TX
    Height: 6' 6"
    Weight: 240 lbs.
    Bats: R
    Throws: R



    Baseball America
    Scouting Report: Overpowering fastball velocity and sharp control have always been Syndergaard’s hallmarks. He throws his fastball at 94-98 mph with vicious armside run that saws off righthanders, who hit .196/.240/.294 with four homers in 251 plate appearances against him in 2013. Just six starters who qualified for the minor league ERA title struck out batters at a higher rate than Syndergaard (28.2 percent), and his 4.75 K-BB ratio surpassed anyone in the top 10. A repeatable delivery and clean arm action help him pitch downhill and throw consistent strikes, and he averaged a tick more than one walk per start in 2013. His secondary stuff grades more as average in most starts, though his 12-to-6 curveball features more power and spin than it did when he first turned pro. Pitching coordinator Ron Romanick encouraged Syndegaard to visualize throwing his breaking ball with a fastball mentality and arm speed, rather than casting the pitch and trying to drop the perfect curve in the zone. He throws a firm changeup that sits in the high 80s, a pitch he must refine after allowing lefties to hit .296 and slug .471 against him in 2013. He still has yet to throw more than 120 innings in a season, though an abdominal strain during spring training did little to affect his workload.
    Last edited by YoungStuna; 01-21-2014 at 03:51 PM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    53,842
    vCash
    1500
    #2. Travis d'Arnaud



    Born: 02/10/1989
    Birthplace: Long Beach, CA
    Height: 6' 1"
    Weight: 210 lbs.
    Bats: R
    Throws: R



    Baseball America
    Scouting Report: D’Arnaud’s offensive potential made him an attractive trade target, but he’s a strong fundamental catcher with average to plus tools across the board. Pitchers trust him because he frames and blocks pitches with aplomb, while also working with his charges to execute game plans. He used solid-average arm strength to gun down 11 of 23 basestealers in an abbreviated minor league season and five of 24 in the big leagues. D’Arnaud mashed 21 homers at Double-A in 2011 to win the Eastern League MVP award, and his short, powerful stroke should translate in the big leagues. Good feel for the barrel and a willingness to use the middle of the field should allow him to hit for average, too, with some seeing him as a .280 hitter with 15-20 homers a year.
    Last edited by YoungStuna; 03-29-2014 at 08:35 PM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    53,842
    vCash
    1500
    #3. Rafael Montero



    Born: 10/17/1990
    Birthplace: Banica, DO
    Height: 6' 0"
    Weight: 185 lbs.
    Bats: R
    Throws: R



    Baseball America
    Scouting Report: Montero’s work ethic and mound presence stand out as much as his stuff. With long arms and loose limbs, he pounds the zone with fastballs, changeups and sliders delivered from a three-quarters arm slot. Montero sits in the low 90s, works the black on both sides of the plate and keeps enough in reserve to touch 95 mph in a pinch. A solid-average changeup fades away from the barrel of lefthanders. While his low-80s slider can be good at times, it would benefit from tighter rotation and greater depth. His small frame puts off some evaluators, though Montero’s plus-plus command and poise are such assets that he defies convention.
    Last edited by YoungStuna; 03-29-2014 at 08:35 PM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    53,842
    vCash
    1500
    #4. Dominic Smith



    Born: 06/15/1995
    Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
    Height: 6' 0"
    Weight: 200 lbs.
    Bats: L
    Throws: L



    Baseball America
    Scouting Report: Southern California area scouts turned in favorable reviews of Smith’s bat and defense at first base throughout his high school career. A sweet lefthanded swing combined with hand-eye coordination and sound pitch recognition all indicate that he will hit for average while posting a high on-base percentage. He hits with authority to his pull side and straight away, and he could mature into a steady 20-homer threat. Smith gets in trouble when his hips drift and he tries to yank everything to right field, so the Mets have worked with him to say down and through the ball. Though he doesn’t run well, Smith has quick feet, solid arm strength and soft hands, and many see him as a Gold Glove-caliber defender at first base.
    Last edited by YoungStuna; 03-29-2014 at 08:38 PM.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    53,842
    vCash
    1500
    #5. Wilmer Flores



    Born: 08/06/1991
    Birthplace: Valencia, Venezuela
    Height: 6' 3"
    Weight: 190 lbs.
    Bats: R
    Throws: R



    Baseball America
    Scouting Report: Flores began turning on the inside pitch for home run power in 2012, though his natural power stroke carries the ball to right-center field. While he still doesn’t work many deep counts, he has impressive bat control and the hand-eye coordination to hit different pitch types to all fields. Flores has spent the bulk of the past two seasons at third (2012) and second (2013) base as the Mets try to find him a defensive home. A bottom-of-the-scale runner, he lacks any semblance of first-step quickness, though his hands are sure and his arm strong enough for any infield post.
    Last edited by YoungStuna; 03-29-2014 at 08:38 PM.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    53,842
    vCash
    1500
    #6. Cesar Puello



    Born: 04/01/1991
    Birthplace: La Romana, DO
    Height: 6' 2"
    Weight: 220 lbs.
    Bats: R
    Throws: R



    Amazin Avenue
    Scouting Report: Puello's long been the guy I've felt should be a lot better than he is, and nothing's really changed for me here. He has good bat speed, he loads his hands nicely, his lower half is pretty quiet, and he just looks like a ballplayer. The swing isn't really that bad. I love where he starts his hands, and it should give his swing path a slight uppercut with moderate power, but he really foils that by collapsing his backside, which drops his hands and forces him to swing straight ahead. Furthermore, although he gets some nice hip rotation, I do wish he'd have a more efficient weight transfer. If he could just improve his pitch recognition and discipline, he could be a solid leadoff man without changing a thing, and a good hitter period with some swing alterations. And Puello's still young and at an advanced level for his age, but the simple fact of the matter is he's not much better than he was when he first popped up on radar screens.
    Last edited by YoungStuna; 01-21-2014 at 03:41 PM.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    53,842
    vCash
    1500
    #7. Amed Rosario



    Born: 11/20/1995
    Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DO
    Height: 6' 2"
    Weight: 170 lbs.
    Bats: R
    Throws: R



    Baseball America
    Scouting Report: Fluid actions, supreme body control and above-average speed and quickness could allow Rosario to remain at shortstop if he can gain consistency. He makes strong throws from all angles, so he could handle third base if needed. Rosario whips the bat through the hitting zone and already drives the ball with authority from his pull side to right-center field, so more power will come as he fills out his lean frame. Like most young hitters, he must learn to shorten his swing and improve his pitch selection and discipline. He runs well, so he could add stolen bases to his portfolio, but it won’t dictate his future value.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    53,842
    vCash
    1500
    #8. Kevin Plawecki



    Born: 04/01/1991
    Birthplace: Carmel, IN
    Height: 6' 2"
    Weight: 225 lbs.
    Bats: R
    Throws: R



    Baseball America
    Scouting Report: Plawecki can drive the ball to his pull side or take breaking balls the other way, and he seldom strikes out. He’s a safe bet to hit .280 with a dozen homers at his peak. Plawecki receives the ball well and despite a large frame has enough agility to have allowed just five passed balls in 88 games behind the plate. His arm earns fringe-average to average grades, and he threw out 29 percent of basestealers, an average rate. He needs to do a better job of reading opposing batters to help his pitchers get through tough spots, but he has good hands and sets a nice target.
    Last edited by YoungStuna; 03-29-2014 at 08:51 PM.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    53,842
    vCash
    1500
    #9. Brandon Nimmo



    Born: 03/27/1993
    Birthplace: Cheyenne, WY
    Height: 6' 3"
    Weight: 205 lbs.
    Bats: L
    Throws: R



    Baseball America
    Scouting Report: Nimmo does a little bit of everything well but may lack a carrying tool that would make him a an unquestioned first-division regular. He played center field at Savannah, though scouts envision him settling in at a corner because he’s an average runner. They like his strong lefthanded stroke, and given his plate discipline, expect him to hit for a solid average even though he struck out more than a quarter of the time in 2013. His current approach is geared more toward rifling balls to the gaps, but his physicality and patience give him home run potential. He went deep just twice for the Sand Gnats, however, thanks to a bruised left hand that bothered him for much of the first half and a spacious home park in Savannah, where Sand Gnats lefty hitters combined to hit three home runs all year.
    Last edited by YoungStuna; 03-29-2014 at 08:51 PM.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    53,842
    vCash
    1500
    #10. Jacob deGrom



    Born: 06/19/1988
    Birthplace: Deleon Springs, FL
    Height: 6' 4"
    Weight: 185 lbs.
    Bats: R
    Throws: R



    Baseball America
    Scouting Report: DeGrom succeeds by pounding the zone and showing a clean arm action and bulldog mentality. He threw nearly two-thirds of his pitches for strikes last season, though he would benefit form expanding the zone and getting batters to chase when he gets ahead in the count. He sits at 92-94 mph with plus sinking life, and he can rear back for 98 when he needs it. DeGrom made progress with a straight changeup this season, giving him a good weapon against lefties, though he misses more bats against righties with a fastball and slurvy breaking ball. He’s working on improving the rotation of his breaking ball.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    53,842
    vCash
    1500
    #11. Steven Matz



    Born: 05/29/1991
    Birthplace: Stony Brook, NY
    Height: 6' 2"
    Weight: 195 lbs.
    Bats: R
    Throws: L



    Amazin Avenue
    Scouting Report: I was really excited to see a finally healthy Matz and he did not disappoint. Fastball was a heavy 91-94 and worked both in and up with it as needed. There is some deception there too, as he hides the ball behind his head during his delivery. Matz was pretty much 90% fastballs, but also showed a slider at 83-84 with some potential. Got a K with a good one, but hung a few that would have been line drives at higher levels (and one that was a line drive at this level). Matz has since scrapped the slider and gone back to the curveball. Didn't show a change, but reports on it have been good. Added velocity during the season, as is to be expected as he got stretched out. Pitched like a dude with more professional experience than he actually has. Delivery has some effort though, and he just kind of stops after release. I wonder how repeatable that is and how it will affect his command/control long term. Also need to see him hold up under a more rigorous starting pitching workload before I handwave his injury history.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    53,842
    vCash
    1500
    #12. Dilson Herrera



    Born: 03/03/1994
    Birthplace: Cartagena, Colombia
    Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 160 lbs.
    Bats: R
    Throws: R



    MLB.com
    Scouting Report: Some international prospects come to the United States and are, at least initially, overwhelmed. Not so for Herrera, who made his U.S. debut in 2012 and was among the Gulf Coast League leaders in a host of offensive categories. He continued his strong play in Class A West Virginia in 2013 until being traded to the Mets in August as a part of the deal that sent John Buck and Marlon Byrd to the Pirates. While Herrera isn’t the biggest guy in the world, he’s shown he can really hit and projects to be an above-average hitter in the future, with more power than you’d expect from a guy his size. A well-above-average runner, the Colombian infielder should be able steal bases consistently, and that speed should also help him with his range as he continues to improve at second base.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    53,842
    vCash
    1500
    #13. Gavin Cecchini



    Born: 12/22/1993
    Birthplace: Lake Charles, LA
    Height: 6'1"
    Weight: 185 lbs.
    Bats: R
    Throws: R



    Baseball America
    Scouting Report: More of a slap hitter who serves the ball the other way now, Cecchini projects to add strength and hit with more authority to his pull side. If he does so, he can become an above-average hitter with below-average power. Despite being no more than an average runner, he has room to grow as a basestealer. Cecchini’s defensive play, instincts and competitiveness are his calling cards. He converts all the plays at shortstop—slow rollers, hard shots to his backhand—making use of solid-average range, fluid actions, quick hands and a strong arm.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    53,842
    vCash
    1500
    #14. Michael Fulmer



    Born: 03/15/1993
    Birthplace: Oklahoma City, OK
    Height: 6'3"
    Weight: 200 lbs.
    Bats: R
    Throws: R



    Amazin Avenue
    Scouting Report: Surgery on a ligament in his right knee cost Fulmer most of the 2013 season, but most if not all of the potential we saw in him last year is still there. The right-hander made nine starts and looked fine in them, so expect a healthy Fulmer in 2014. The youngster will continue refining his mechanics and delivery, and it's scary to think about his potential if he makes them as effective as possible, boosting his game - he already boasts a mid-90s fastball and an advanced slider to begin with.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •