MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo unveiled its Top 100 prospects list last night and the Mets were the only team in baseball to land two players in the Top 10.
C Travis d'Arnaud checked in at sixth overall, while RHP Zack Wheeler was ranked eighth.
"Honestly, it's an honor to be ranked really high, but I try not to think about it," d'Arnaud told MLB.com's Anthony DiComo. "I just go out and work hard, and try to contribute to each game I play to get a win."
In regards to the 23-year-old d'Arnaud, who was acquired last month for R.A. Dickey, Mayo writes:
"If it hadn't been for some injuries, talk about d'Arnaud as a prospect would have long been a thing of the past and the buzz would be about him as one of the bright young catching stars in the big leagues. … When healthy, he has the tools to be a top-flight all-around backstop. He's agile and athletic with a good arm and has worked hard to improve his throwing. He has the ability to hit for both average and power and is a natural leader behind the plate, skills he should be able to show off in New York soon."
RHP Noah Syndergaard jumped 66 spots from last year to move to 29th on this year's list. d'Arnaud ranked 25th last year, when Wheeler ranked 28th.
Mets were the only team with 2 prospects in Top 10
MetsBlog.com | Jan 30