Mike Kerwick of Baseball America has dished out his Minor League Players of the Year selections and named Rafael Montero as the Mets’ Best Pitcher and Wilmer Flores got the nod as the Mets’ Best Position Player.
Both players were very deserving, especially Montero who has done nothing but excel since turning pro. His primary competition came from Noah Syndergaard.
Montero edges out Noah Syndergaard, a 21-year-old righty who has drawn raves since arriving in a trade with the Blue Jays….Montero had the better season, but scouts regard Syndergaard as having the higher upside.
To do what Montero has done while pitching in the Pacific Coast League, where pitching phenoms usually are laid waste, clinched the deal for him. And likely has sewn up a spot in the 2014 rotation as well.
As for Flores, it was no competition. At the age of 21 for most of this season (he turned 22 last month), Flores led the entire Mets organization both in the minors and majors with 99 RBIs.
Early in the season,...