Mets 2021 Farm System Rankings According to The Athletic and Baseball America

The Rankings

Today Keith Law and Baseball America both revealed their 2021 MLB Farm system rankings but do not get too excited! According to Keith Law from the Athletic, the Mets farm system ranked 19th overall. Law also expressed that, had the Mets not traded away so many prospects (mainly Jarred Kelenic for Cano and Diaz) they may have been a top-10 farm system. Baseball America ranked the Mets farm system 23rd overall also mirroring what Law said about the Mets system being thin due to all of the previous trades in the last three seasons.

Why so low?

The Mets have a very weak farm system at the advance (AA and AAA) levels which caused them to fall back. While they do have a very talented pool of low minor players, we have not yet seen what they are capable of doing just yet. There is lot of raw talent in the low minors with high ceiling and I expect by this time next year, the Mets will be ranked much higher (12-15 range).

Notable Prospects traded from 2018 – Present

  • December 3, 2018 – RHP Justin Dunn and OF Jarred Kelenic to SEA for Cano and Diaz
  • January 5, 2019- RHP Adam Hill to MIL for Keon Broxton
  • July 28, 2019- LHP Anthony Kay and RHP Simeon Woods-Richardson to TOR for Stroman
  • December 5, 2019- LHP Blake Taylor and OF Kenedy Corona to HOU for Marisnick
  • August 2, 2020- RHP Jordan Humphreys to SF for Billy Hamilton
  • August 5, 2020- RHP Steven Villines to TEX for Ariel Jurado
  • August 31, 2020- RHP Ryder Ryan to TEX for Frazier
  • August 31, 2020- LHP Kevin Smith to BAL for Castro
  • January 7, 2020- RHP Josh Wolf and OF Isaiah Greene to CLE for Lindor and Carrasco

Mets top 10 right now (Baseball America rankings)

  1. C Francisco Alvarez ETA 2023
  2. SS Ronny Mauricio ETA 2022
  3. RHP Matt Allan ETA 2023
  4. OF Pete Crow-Armstrong ETA 2023
  5. 3B Brett Baty ETA 2022
  6. 3B Mark Vientos ETA 2022
  7. RHP JT Ginn ETA 2023
  8. LHP David Peterson in MLB
  9. RHP Junior Santos ETA 2022
  10. OF Alex Ramirez ETA 2024

(Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

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