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Top Prospects has released their Midseason Top 150 Prospects.

22. Lastings Milledge - OF Mets - Age 20 - ETA: 2008
Previous rankings: mid-2004 #107, 2005 #16

.302/.385/.418, 4 HR, 22 RBI, 41/19 K/BB, 18 SB in 232 AB for Single-A St. Lucie
.400/.429/.480, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 7/2 K/BB, 2 SB in 25 AB for Double-A Binghamton

Milledge isn't as much of a sure thing as the hitters above him on the list, but he has a great deal of potential. An outstanding athlete, he's a true center fielder, and for someone who just turned 20 in April, he has a pretty good idea of what he's doing at the plate. He should develop 20-homer power to go with his 30-steal ability, making him a top fantasy outfielder. He may not be as quick to develop as the Mets hope -- they've already been too aggressive by pushing him up to Double-A -- but if they can be more patient with him than the Cubs were with Corey Patterson, they figure to be rewarded.
25. Yusmeiro Petit - RHP Mets - Age 20 - ETA: May 2006
Previous rankings: mid-2004 #142, 2005 #28

4-2, 2.93 ERA, 64 H, 83/12 K/BB in 73 2/3 IP for Double-A Binghamton

Definitely one of the most deceptive right-handers in professional baseball, Petit has outstanding minor league numbers despite average velocity. He throws 89-91 mph, possesses a couple of quality secondary pitches in his slider and changeup and has excellent command. Righties and lefties alike experience difficulty picking up the ball against him. Major leaguers may have more luck, lefties especially, so it's hard to tell just how much upside he has. It would be a disappointment if he's not at least a No. 3 starter. The Mets could create room for him during the first half of next year.
69. Gaby Hernandez - RHP Mets - Age 19 - ETA: 2008
Previous rankings: none

6-1, 2.43 ERA, 59 H, 99/30 K/BB in 92 2/3 IP for low Single-A Hagerstown
1-0, 7.20 ERA, 6 H, 2/2 K/BB in 5 IP for Single-A St. Lucie
104. Philip Humber - RHP Mets - Age 22 - ETA: July 2007 (preseason ranking: #47)
138. Brian Bannister - RHP Mets - Age 24 - ETA: May 2006 (new)
Nice to see Brian Bannister get some recognition on this list. Gaby Hernandez clocks in at #69 despite not even making the pre-season list.