Prospect Power Rankings

Each week will rank the top 30 performances by the Mets' prospects, shedding some insights into their numbers while tracking their rankings in previous weeks. This is our first installment of the Power Rankings for the 2005 season.

Note: This list is not about who are the better players or prospects, but rather who is doing the best and making the most of their opportunities. Players like Brian Daubach, Ron Calloway, and Benji Gil do not qualify for our Prospect Power Rankings due to the amount of service time at the Major League level.

Rank Name Team Comments Last Week's Rank
1 Brett Harper STL Ranks 1st in HRs (9), total bases, & RBI (21) among all Mets' prospects. NA
2 Brian Bannister BIN Won first 4 starts; has 0.42 ERA with 26 K's in 21.1 innings NA
3 Dante Brinkley HAG Hitting .457-4-13-5 while slugging .783. Ranks 4th in batting in all of minor league baseball! NA
4 Philip Humber STL Still seeking his first professional win, but gave up just one earned run in first two starts. Now on DL. NA
5 Kevin Deaton BIN Forget the 1-2 start. He has a 1.13 ERA and just one walk in first three starts. NA
6 Mike Carp HAG Just 18 years old, bats cleanup, and ranks 2nd among Mets' prospects in HRs (6).  Average is a little low. NA
7 Evan MacLane STL His goal is to win 20 games - has 2 already.  Has 1.65 ERA and just one walk in three starts. NA
8 Jason Scobie NOR 3-0 in first 3 starts with 1.59 ERA.  Opposing batters hitting .127 against him so far. NA
9 Grant Psomas HAG Hitting .371 with 3 HRs and his 6 doubles rank 1st among Mets' prospects. NA
10 Juan Padilla NOR Should be next call-up to Shea.  Scoreless in 7 relief appearances.  Hasn't walked a batter in 11.1 IP. NA
11 Chuck Smith HAG Reliever has dominated - allowing 0 ER, 3 hits, and has 14 K's.  Opp. batters are hitting .081 off of him. NA
12 Ryan Harvey STL He has made most of limited playing time.  Hitting .423 with 8 RBI in 7 games. NA
13 Eddie Camacho STL Hasn't given up a run in his first 6 relief appearances. Opponents hitting .077 off of him. NA
14 Carlos Gomez HAG Sure, he's hitting just .231.  But his 12 SBs not only lead all Mets' prospects, they're more than Norfolk's team total! NA
15 Jeff Keppinger NOR Ranks 1st in runs scored (16).  Hitting .349 and has just two strikeouts in first 17 games. NA
16 Andy Wilson STL Hitting .286 with four home runs with 12 runs scored while slugging .612 NA
17 Corey Ragsdale STL Ranks in top ten in runs (9), RBI (9), and walks (8) among Mets' prospects.  Had 6-game hit streak. NA
18 Gaby Hernandez HAG Just 1-0 in four starts, but averaging more than one strikeout per inning pitched with 1.96 ERA. NA
19 Orlando Roman BIN 1-0 with 0.66 ERA in first 6 relief appearances.  Has 1 BB and 14 K's in 13.1 IP. NA
20 Mike Jacobs BIN Still hitting the gaps - tied for 2nd among Mets' prospects w/ 6 doubles. Waiting for power to return. NA
21 Chase Lambin BIN Didn't start right away.  Hit HR in 3 straight games.  4 total HRs tied for 4th in organization.  NA
22 Blake Whealy STL Had 8-game hit streak, including 6 multi-hit games.  Showing good patience too with 9 walks. NA
23 Derran Watts HAG Hitting .586 in limited playing time, but still has 9 RBI in 8 games. NA
24 Craig Brazell NOR Hitting .318 with 7 extra-base hits in 12 starts this season. NA
25 Corey Coles HAG Like Watts, Coles is buried in deep Hagerstown outfield.  Hitting .357 with 6 RBI in 7 games. NA
26 Bobby Malek BIN Hitting .314 but he hasn't been the run producer he is so capable of being. NA
27 Royce Ring NOR Has 1.00 ERA with one save in six relief appearances this year. NA
28 Greg Ramirez STL Gone 2-1 with 2.91 ERA in first 4 starts.  Has a 10-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio thus far. NA
29 Wilson Batista HAG Hitting just .267 and has seven errors at SS, but has six stolen bases and 11 runs scored. NA
30 Yusmeiro Petit BIN One bad start skews his numbers.  Still has 2 BB and 17 K's in 15.1 IP, but is 0-2 with 2.93 in first 4 starts. NA

Others Receiving Consideration: Jose Sanchez, Bob Keppel, Prentice Redman, Carlos Muniz, Aarom Baldiris, and Jeff Landing.

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