Baseball Prospectus' Top 11 Mets Prospects

Kevin Goldstein released his top 11 Mets prospects today, and it's a fairly reasonable list (subscription only).

Five-Star Prospects
1. Jenrry Mejia, RHP
Four-Star Prospects
2. Fernando Martinez, CF
3. Wilmer Flores, SS
4. Ike Davis1B
Three-Star Prospects
5. Jon Niese, LHP
6. Brad Holt, RHP
7. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF 
8. Josh Thole, C
9. Kyle Allen, RHP
10. Ruben Tejada, SS
11. Reese Havens, SS

Four More: 
12. Jeurys Familia, RHP
13. Cesar Puello, OF
14. Jefry Marte, 3B
15. Juan Urbina, LHP

 

My one quibble would be Havens at 11. Batting Average is the most correctable/variable skill in baseball, so I'd take his power/patience/defense over someone who is across the board average like Ruben Tejada. I found it especially surprising given his tweet last night:
Working on #Mets Top 11 -- I probably have 12 guys one could argue for for the last three spots; not in a good way.
Familia, Puello or Marte over Havens? It's hard to imagine a convincing argument. Still, I'm not going to pull a James K and quibble over every little ranking; overall, this list seems very thoughtful. Another great thing about KG's top 11 is his ranking of all players in the organization under 25, in which he placed Parnell and Murphy in between Davis and Niese, so 3.5 star prospect territory. 
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