The Mets’ December trade of R.A. Dickey, Josh Thole, and Mike Nickeas netted them two elite prospects in Travis d’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard along with veteran catcher John Buck and an additional “non-elite” prospect. That prospect turned out to be Wuilmer Becerra.
Though Becerra wouldn’t be classified as elite at this point, he certainly isn’t just a simple throw-in player in the trade. In post-trade analyses, he’s been called everything from “VERY interesting” to a “lottery ticket.” At the very least, he’s already being discussed to varying degrees in early 2013 Mets Top Prospects lists.
In his 2013 Mets Top 10 Prospects list (http://mets360.com/?p=13861), Mets360′s own Brian Joura notes Becerra in his “Top 12 prospects likely to make a future Top Prospects list.” Over at Minor League Ball, John Sickels views him as a “Grade C with upside.” At Amazin’ Avenue, Rob Castellano places Becerra in his 2013 Top 20 (http://www.amazinavenue.com/2013/1/17/3885040/2013-aa-mets-to