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Mets rank #5 in Baseball America's minor league rankings

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The system has fared well in rankings throughout the offseason.

Chris McShane

Baseball America came out on Tuesday morning ranking all 30 teams in Major League Baseball on their minor league talent in their organization. The Mets finished very high on this list this year, coming in at number five.

Baseball America points specifically to the Mets ability balance building through the draft (Steven Matz, Kevin Plawecki) and through trades (Noah Syndergaard).The Mets currently have seven players in Baseball America's top 100 prospects of 2015, led by Noah Syndergaard at number 11. The article points to Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Steven Matz, and Matt Reynolds as the Mets best bets to make a major league impact in the near term.

Improving in these rankings has now become a common theme for the Mets, who have moved up their positioning for the second straight year. The Mets finished 10th last year and 16th in 2013. In last year's rankings, Jacob deGrom finished as the number 10 ranked prospect in the Mets organization and went on to win Rookie of the Year. This year, number 10 belongs to shortstop Gavin Cecchini.