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John Sickels ranks seven Mets prospects in Top 100

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Minor League Ball's Top 175 prospect list includes eight Mets players, including seven in the top 100.

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With Mets fans needing a pick-me-up after a recent string of bad luck, John Sickels has released his annual top prospect list to remind everyone that, yes, the Mets' farm system is still very good.

Like most of the major outlets, Sickels is very bullish on the Amazins' system, ranking seven Mets prospects in his top 100 and eight in his top 175. Right-handed pitcher Noah Syndergaard once again leads the pack at 13, followed by left-handed pitcher Steven Matz at 35.

Second baseman Dilson Herrera is the first Mets position prospect to make the list, at 41, followed by outfielder Michael Conforto at 78, right-handed pitcher Rafael Montero at 82, outfielder Brandon Nimmo at 83, catcher Kevin Plawecki at 92, and right-handed pitcher Marcos Molina at 152.

As if going 175 deep was not enough, Sickels's list also features an extensive section of honorable mentions, which includes Mets infielders Amed Rosario and Jhoan Urena. Sickels released his Mets' organizational top prospect list in December, which provides an excellent, in-depth look at the system.

The high praise follows a string of such reports from other well-regarded prospect lists: MLB.com ranked five Mets in their top 100 list, while Keith Law and Baseball Prospectus deemed six Mets prospects worthy of inclusion in their rankings. Baseball America joined Sickels in ranking seven Mets prospects on their top 100 lists, clearly making them the two most reputable sources, at least this year.