Baseball Prospect Nation posted their Mets Top 15 on Tuesday and here are their top five:
1. Zack Wheeler (RHP)
Acquired for outfielder Carlos Beltran, Wheeler immediately jumped to the top of the Mets prospect list. He is a physical right-hander with a big fastball and knee buckling curveball. His fastball will routinely sit at 93-94 mph and touch 97 on a regular basis. His curveball is best when throw harder in the upper-70s and it can be a devastating out pitch. His change-up and cutter both need work but he shows feel for both pitches at times. With two outstanding pitches and improving command some scouts project Wheeler as high as a number two starter in the big leagues.
2. Matt Harvey (RHP)
The Mets were aggressive going after Harvey in the 2010 draft, finally inking him to a $2.5 million deal after picking him in the top ten. While he can rival Wheeler’s peak velocity at 97 mph on occasion, he sits regularly at 92-94 mph with some boring action. He has a very good slider ...