John Sickels looks back at his top 20 Mets prospects. The big three:
1) Yusmeiro Petit, RHP
Went 9-3, 2.91 in 21 starts with 130/18 K/BB for Double-A Binghamton. Was hit hard in three Triple-A starts, but did better in the playoffs. No real change in his status: he remains very intriguing. Sabermetrically, there is a lot to like here, although traditional scouts still harbor some doubts about whether his stuff will hold up in the Show.
2) Phil Humber, RHP
Went 2-6, 4.99 in 14 starts for Class A St. Lucie, then blew out his elbow and had to have Tommy John. Obviously a disappointment. After what happened to Humber and Tigers farmhand Kenny Baugh, will teams start backing off of Rice pitching prospects due to overuse concerns?
3) Lastings Milledge, OF
Hit .302/.385/.418 for St. Lucie, then .337/.392/.487 after being promoted to Double-A. Milledge still has some flaws, namely mediocre plate discipline and sloppy baserunning at times, but his tools really stand out, and his skills are coming along. I gave him a Grade B in the book, but in retrospect that was too low and he should have been a Grade B+ even without this year's data to look at. I would rank him as the best Mets prospect now rather than Petit.