Tool Time: Top Ten Power Hitters will be analyzing the top prospects in various categories over the next couple of weeks, starting with the top power hitting prospects. We've already listed the top emerging power prospects that could make this list as soon as the upcoming season. Here are the top ten power hitting prospects in the Mets' system currently.
March 4, 2005

Scouting Mets' Prospect #14: Michael Jacobs

The New York Mets selected catcher Michael Jacobs with their 38th round draft choice in the 1999 draft out of Grossmont Junior College in California. His offensive potential as a catcher is the reason he is ranked #14 among the Top 50 Mets' prospects.
January 15, 2005

Q&A with Michael Jacobs

Norfolk Tides' catcher Michael Jacobs, who missed most of the 2004 season, sits down with to give us some insights to his injury, how he's feeling these days, his strengths and weaknesses, and to give us some thoughts on the likes of Justin Huber, Joe Hietpas, Bob Keppel, Matt Peterson, and others.
December 15, 2004

Top 50 Mets Prospects

Here are the Top 50 Mets' prospects. gives a little insight on each selection in our rankings but will follow up more in depth with our "50 Scouting Reports in 50 Days", starting with #50 on Wednesday.
November 9, 2004

20 Questions: Mike Jacobs

Ask anyone who follows the Mets' minor league system who the biggest surprise of the 2003 season was and you're likely to get the same answer: Mike Jacobs. Jacobs has diligently worked his way through the Mets system quietly posting solid numbers, until last season when he burst into the spotlight hitting .329 with 17 homeruns and 81 RBI at AA Binghamton. Now he digs in for 20 Questions. (Free Preview of Premium Content)
March 12, 2004

Overview of Catcher Prospects

Catching represents a positional strength of the Mets' farm system. Justin Huber is the obvious jewel among the catching prospects but Michael Jacobs might not be too far behind him offensively after a strong 2003 campaign. There are several "organization" guys among the Mets' catching prospects. The Mets love toolsy players like Jimmy Anderson, Brett Kay, Joseph Hietpas, and Danilo Reynoso. All possess the tools that may allow them to emerge as quality prospects.
March 1, 2004

20 Questions with Jim Callis of Baseball America

Jim Callis, Baseball America's Minor League Editor, sits down for "20 Questions" with the staff of NYF to give his thoughts on the Mets' prospects. You can read more of Jim's content at and you can also purchase Baseball America's 2004 Prospect Handbook at their website. Who's the "dark horse" among Mets' prospects? Will Coach Rick Peterson have an effect on the pitching prospects? You can find this out and much more right now!
February 23, 2004

AA Position Prospect Review

The Binghamton Mets compiled a 63-78 record this season. This article will review the position prospects that played regularly in Binghamton and were able to amass 75 AB. If a player had made it to the majors for at least 100 AB, or to Norfolk for 100 AB, he will not be listed.
November 30, 2003