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Steven Matz is the Mets' top prospect, but you already knew that.

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports has released their annual list of the Mets' top 30 prospects, with pitcher Steven Matz unsurprisingly taking the top spot. First baseman Dominic Smith and shortstops Amed Rosario and Gavin Cecchini round out the top four. All four aforementioned prospects were previously ranked on's Top 100 Prospects for 2016.

The next two spots are occupied by outfielders Brandon Nimmo and Desmond Lindsay, the team's top picks in the 2011 and 2015 drafts, respectively. believes that Nimmo should be a solid table-setter, even if his power never develops, while Lindsay is lauded for his approach at the plate, as well as his athleticism.

The top ten is rounded out by shortstop Luis Carpio, outfielder Wuilmer Becerra, pitcher Marcos Molina, and infielder Matt Reynolds.'s rankings are mostly in line with the consensus opinions, although they seem to be higher than most on Marcos Molina. Our own Top 25 list ranked Molina—who is currently recovering from Tommy John surgery—as the team's 16th best prospect.'s list is also relatively similar to Keith Law's rankings, with a few players swapped here and there. The major difference between Law's rankings and's—and seemingly everyone else's—is that Law ranks Smith above Matz as the team's top prospect.