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Newsday's Mets prospect rankings

Catcher Travis D'Arnaud does catching drills during a

Catcher Travis D'Arnaud does catching drills during a spring training workout at Tradition Field. (Feb. 15, 2013) (Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa)

1. TRAVIS D'ARNAUD, C, Las Vegas 51s (AAA)

.250 BA, .429 OBP, .472 SLG, 1 HR, 8 RBIs

Recovering from a fracture in left foot.

2. NOAH SYNDERGAARD, RHP, St. Lucie Mets (Class A)

3-3 (12 starts), 3.11 ERA, 64 K, 16 BB

Has only walked one batter and struck out 10 in last two starts.

3. RAFAEL MONTERO, RHP, Las Vegas 51s

7-4, 2.58 ERA, 91 K, 13 BB (AA & AAA)

Exceptional control has sped his rise through the system. Flushing is the next stop.

4. BRANDON NIMMO, OF, Savannah Sand Gnats (Class A)

.294 BA, .396 OBP, .406 SLG, 1 HR, 21 RBIs

Patience -- and batting average have improved.

5. WILMER FLORES, 3B/2B, Las Vegas 51s

.309 BA, .349 OBP, .504 SLG, 8 HR, 56 RBIs

Hit two home runs the first six weeks of the season, but has six since.

6. CESAR PUELLO, OF, Binghamton Mets (AA)

.338 BA, .410 OBP, .613 SLG, 13 HR, 48 RBIs

Has been on a power binge, hitting six home runs in last three weeks.

7. JACK LEATHERSICH, LHP, Las Vegas 51s

2-0 , 2.36 ERA, 64 K, 18 BB (AA & AAA)

Eye-popping strikeout numbers earned the lefty reliever a promotion to Triple-A.

8. GABRIEL YNOA, RHP, Savannah Sand Gnats

8-2 (12 starts), 2.77 ERA, 63 K, 9 BB

2-0 with a 13-0 K/BB ratio in last three starts.

9. KEVIN PLAWECKI, C, St. Lucie Mets

.315 BA, .388 OBP, .504 SLG, 7 HR, 48 RBIs

Hit a home run during his first game following a promotion to St. Lucie.

10. GAVIN CECCHINI, SS, Brooklyn Cyclones (Class A)

.214 BA, .313 OBP, .214 SLG, 0 HR, 0 RBIs

THE TEAMS

LAS VEGAS 51s | Pacific Coast League (AAA)

Record: 38-35, 2nd place. Last week: 3-3

BINGHAMTON METS | Eastern League (AA)

Record: 44-28, 1st place. Last week: 3-2

ST. LUCIE METS | Florida State League (A)

Record: 39-30, 2nd place. Last week: 5-0

SAVANNAH SAND GNATS | South Atlantic League (A)

Record: 44-27, 1st place. Last week: 2-1

BROOKLYN CYCLONES | NY-Penn League (A)

Record: 2-2, T-2nd place. Last week: 2-2

Records, stats through Friday

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