Mets on Baseball America's Top 100 Prospects List (from 1990-2010)

Thanks to the hard work - and generosity - of Royals Review editor Jeff Zimmerman, for today's Minor League Monday we've got access to a nice little compilation of Baseball America's Top 100 Prospects lists going back twenty years. This allows for a number of cool projects but for our purposes, this means we can take a look back at each of the Mets who graced the Top 100; if for no other reason than to laugh dejectedly at the failed promise of yesteryear.

So I've broken out each Met who made the list by year along with their corresponding position and rank:

Year Name Position Rank
2010 Jenrry Mejia RHP 56
2010 Ike Davis 1B 62
2010 Fernando Martinez RF 77
2010 Wilmer Flores SS 88

 

Year Name Position Rank
2009 Fernando Martinez OF 30
2009 Wilmer Flores SS 47
2009 Jonathan Niese LHP 77
2009 Brad Holt RHP 94

 

Year Name Position Rank
2008 Fernando Martinez OF 20
Year Name Position Rank
2007 Mike Pelfrey RHP 20
2007 Fernando Martinez OF 22
2007 Carlos Gomez CF 60
2007 Phillip Humber RHP 73

 

Year Name Position Rank
2006 Lastings Milledge OF 9
2006 Mike Pelfrey RHP 36

 

Year Name Position Rank
2005 Lastings Milledge OF 11
2005 Yusmeiro Petit RHP 46
2005 Phillip Humber RHP 50

 

Year Name Position Rank
2004 Kaz Matsui SS 7
2004 Scott Kazmir LHP 12
2004 David Wright 3B 21
2004 Lastings Milledge OF 86
2004 Matt Peterson RHP 88

 

Year Name Position Rank
2003 Jose Reyes SS 3
2003 Scott Kazmir LHP 11
2003 Aaron Heilman RHP 45
2003 Justin Huber C 66
2003 David Wright 3B 75

 

Year Name Position Rank
2002 Jose Reyes SS 34
2002 Aaron Heilman RHP 78

 

Year Name Position Rank
2001 Alex Escobar OF 18
2001 Pat Strange RHP 63
2001 Brian Cole OF 64

 

Year Name Position Rank
2000  Alex Escobar OF 34
2000 Pat Strange RHP 78
2000 Grant Roberts RHP 84

 

Year Name Position Rank
1999 Alex Escobar OF 11
1999 Octavio Dotel RHP 45
1999 Grant Roberts RHP 79

 

Year Name Position Rank
1998 Grant Roberts RHP 29
1998 Ed Yarnall LHP 60
1998 Preston Wilson OF 70
1998 Geoff Goetz LHP 96

 

Year Name Position Rank
1997 Jay Payton OF 34
1997 Terrence Long OF 63

 

Year Name Position Rank
1996 Paul Wilson RHP 2
1996 Rey Ordonez SS 17
1996 Jay Payton OF 21
1996 Alex Ochoa OF 43
1996 Preston Wilson OF 94

 

Year Name Position Rank
1995 Bill Pulsipher LHP 12
1995 Paul Wilson RHP 16
1995 Rey Ordonez SS 20
1995 Edgardo Alfonzo 3B 31
1995 Jason Isringhausen RHP 37
1995 Carl Everett OF 95
1995 Jay Payton CF 96

 

Year Name Position Rank
1994 Bill Pulsipher LHP 21
1994 Preston Wilson OF 43
1994 Kirk Presley RHP 59
1994 Butch Huskey OF 70
1994 Edgardo Alfonzo SS 74

 

Year Name Position Rank
1993 Bobby Jones RHP 28
1993 Jeromy Burnitz OF 61
1993 Brook Fordyce C 64
1993 Al Shirley OF 74
1993 Butch Huskey 3B 92
1993 Preston Wilson OF 93

 

Year Name Position Rank
1992 Todd Hundley C 18
1992 Jeromy Burnitz OF 50
1992 Butch Huskey 3B 54
1992 Anthony Young RHP 55
1992 Julian Vasquez RHP 92
1992 DJ Dozier OF 99

 

Year Name Position Rank
1991 Anthony Young  RHP 26
1991 Pete Schourek LHP 33
1991 DJ Dozier OF 44
1991 Brook Fordyce C 47
1991 Todd Hundley C 59
1991 Julio Valera RHP 98

 

Year Name Position Rank
1990 Julio Valera RHP 56
1990 Todd Hundley C 65

 

In addition, I utilized THT's Victor Wang's prospect $ valuations - channeled through BtB'er Erik Manning's nutshell explanation - as a way of placing a rough dollar value on the system's crop of top tier prospects from each season along with the corresponding year and GM responsible:

Year Value GM
2010 $51.3M Minaya
2009 $66.4M Minaya
2008 $25.1M Minaya
2007 $67.3M Minaya
2006 $52.4M Minaya
2005 $56.9M Minaya
2004 $99.8M Duquette
2003 $96.7M Phillips/Duquette
2002 $33.2M Phillips
2001 $51.4M Phillips
2000 $43M Phillips
1999 $50.8M Phillips
1998 $52M Phillips
1997 $37.6M McIlvaine/Phillips
1996 $101.3M McIlvaine
1995 $127M McIlvaine
1994 $79.6M McIlvaine
1993 $83.3M Harazin
1992 $97.1M Hunsicker
1991 $102.6M Hunsicker
1990 $26.3M Cashen

 

And finally, I decided to take a look at the 40-man and see where some of the current non-homegrown Mets ranked with their previous teams:

Year Team Name Position Rank
1999 Royals Carlos Beltran CF 14
1997 Royals Carlos Beltran CF 93
1996 Marlins Luis Castillo 2B 76
2004 Pirates Jason Bay OF 74
2003 Angels Francisco Rodriguez RHP 10
2001 Angels Francisco Rodriguez RHP 71
2007 Orioles Pedro Beato RHP 99

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