Where Mets' Top 30 prospects are starting season

April 4th, 2018

With the 2018 season getting started, here's a look at where the Mets' Top 30 prospects are starting the season:
1. Andres Gimenez, SS -- St. Lucie Mets (A Adv)
2. David Peterson, LHP -- Extended spring training
3. Justin Dunn, RHP -- St. Lucie Mets (A Adv)
4. , 1B -- Binghamton Rumble Ponies (AA)
5. Thomas Szapucki, LHP -- Out for season
6. Mark Vientos, 3B -- Extended spring training
7. Desmond Lindsay, OF -- St. Lucie Mets (A Adv)
8. , RHP -- Binghamton Rumble Ponies (AA)
9. , RHP -- Las Vegas 51s (AAA)
10. , 2B/SS -- Las Vegas 51s (AAA)
11. , C -- Binghamton Rumble Ponies (AA)
12. Ronny Mauricio, SS -- Extended spring training
13. Jordan Humphreys, RHP -- Out for season
14. Anthony Kay, LHP -- Columbia Fireflies (A)
15. Adrian Hernandez, OF -- Extended spring training
16. , RHP -- Las Vegas 51s (AAA)
17. Jhoan Urena, OF/3B/1B -- Binghamton Rumble Ponies (AA)
18. , 2B/SS -- Las Vegas 51s (AAA)
19. , OF -- Extended spring training
20. Luis Carpio, SS/2B -- St. Lucie Mets (A Adv)
21. Gregory Guerrero, 2B/SS -- Extended spring training
22. , 3B -- Las Vegas 51s (AAA)
23. Jamie Callahan, RHP -- Las Vegas 51s (AAA)
24. , LHP -- Las Vegas 51s (AAA)
25. , C/1B -- Binghamton Rumble Ponies (AA)
26. Stephen Nogosek, RHP -- St. Lucie Mets (A Adv)
27. Ali Sanchez, C -- Extended spring training
28. Quinn Brodey, OF -- Columbia Fireflies (A)
29. , RHP -- Binghamton Rumble Ponies (AA)
30. , RHP -- New York Mets (MLB)
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Team to watch
Want to know who might help out in New York this season? Then head to Vegas, baby. That's where seven of the organization's Top 30 will be starting the year, including two of the top 10 prospects in Flexen and Guillorme. Oswalt and Cecchini give the 51s four guys from the top 20.
Where baseball's top prospects are starting the 2018 season
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Las Vegas 51s
Binghamton Rumble Ponies
Columbia Fireflies
New faces
The Mets were active in the international market last summer, handing out a pair of seven-figure bonuses to bring in some high-end talent. Mauricio received $2.1 million to sign, while Hernandez got $1.5 million. Both will make their official organizational debuts later this summer.
He might not seem like a new face since he was taken in the first round of the 2016 Draft, but Kay has yet to throw a pitch as a Met. The UConn product needed Tommy John surgery and missed the '17 season, but he's ready to head to Columbia, and he could move quickly once he gets some innings under his belt.
On the shelf
Humphreys looked like a late-round triumph as an 18th-round pick in 2015 who dominated the rookie-level Appalachian League in '16, then did the same thing in the full-season South Atlantic League in '17 to earn a promotion up a level. But after two starts in the Florida State League, he was shut down and needed Tommy John surgery. He'll try to keep exceeding expectations next year.
David Peterson, the Mets' first-round pick in 2017, isn't hurt. But the lefty out of Oregon wasn't quite ready to go on Opening Day, so the Mets are keeping him back in extended spring training for a bit before sending him out for his full-season debut.