Gimenez, a 20-year-old shortstop who split 2018 between High-A and Double-A, comes in at number 38, after debuting at number 82 last offseason. He’s been young for every level he’s played at, but his speed and defense are well-honed and he projects to arrive at the big leagues sometime in 2020.
This is Alonso’s first appearance on the Baseball Prospectus list and he’s ranked at number 40 overall. Just three first base prospects in baseball made the list and he’s the top-ranked among them. The power-hitting 23-year-old should be in Queens possibly as soon as April, but—barring disaster—certainly during the 2019 season.
The other notable name for Mets fans is that of Jarred Kelenic, the outfielder sent to the Mariners earlier this season in the Edwin Diaz/Robinson Cano trade. He was number 63.