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Newsday's Mets prospect rankings

Zack Wheeler delivers a pitch during a spring

Zack Wheeler delivers a pitch during a spring training workout at Tradition Field. (February 15, 2013) Photo Credit: Alejandra Villa

1. ZACK WHEELER, RHP, Las Vegas 51s (AAA): 3-1 (10 starts), 4.13 ERA, 53 K, 23 BB

Just a waiting game now until Wheeler comes off this list and is promoted to the majors.

2. TRAVIS D'ARNAUD, C, Las Vegas 51s: 250 BA, .429 OBP, .472 SLG, 1 HR, 8 RBIs

Recovering from a fracture in his left foot.

3. NOAH SYNDERGAARD, RHP, St. Lucie Mets (Class A): 2-2 (10 starts), 2.73 ERA, 54 K, 15 BB

He's walked just two batters during his last three starts while striking out 16.

4. RAFAEL MONTERO, RHP, Las Vegas 51s: 5-4, 3.03 ERA, 67 K, 9 BB (AA and AAA combined)

Struck out five in 6 2/3 innings in first start after being promoted to Triple A, but allowed two runs and four hits and took the loss.

5. BRANDON NIMMO, OF, Savannah Sand Gnats (Class A): .302 BA, .400 OBP, .396 SLG, 1 HR, 12 RBIs

Back from injury and displaying a keen eye for the strike zone.

6. WILMER FLORES, 3B/2B, Las Vegas 51s: .289 BA, .335 OBP, .466 SLG, 4 HR, 38 RBIs

During the past three weeks, Flores has doubled his home run total and driven in 18 runs.

7. CESAR PUELLO, OF, Binghamton Mets (AA): .293 BA, .376 OBP, .494 SLG, 7 HR, 31 RBIs

Promotion to Binghamton seems to have helped him rediscover his stroke.

8. JACK LEATHERSICH, LHP, Binghamton Mets: 1-0 (19 games), 1.42 ERA, 48 K, 13 BB

Has punched out 48 hitters in 25 1/3 innings a season after he struck out 76 in 48 innings.

9. GABRIEL YNOA, RHP, Savannah Sand Gnats: 6-2 (9 starts), 3.19 ERA, 50 K, 9 BB

Excellent control; hasn't posted a strikeout/walk ratio lower than the 4.38 he put up during his first season.

10. KEVIN PLAWECKI, C, Savannah Sand Gnats: .340 BA, .414 OBP, .553 SLG, 6 HR, 39 RBIs

Mets' first-round pick in the 2012 draft (35th overall) has good plate discipline and solid power. Scouting reports commend his game-calling behind the plate.


Las Vegas 51s, PCL (AAA): Record: 27-26, 4th place. Last week: 5-1

Binghamton Mets, Eastern League (AA): Record: 31-24, T-2nd place. Last week: 4-2

St. Lucie Mets, Florida State League (A): Record: 29-22, 2nd place. Last week: 2-3

Savannah Sand Gnats. S. Atlantic League (A): Record: 32-22, 2nd place. Last week: 4-3

Brooklyn Cyclones, NY-Penn League (A-): Season begins June 17

*Records through Friday


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