Mar 18, 2017; Jupiter, FL, USA; New York Mets shortstop Andres Gimenez (83) connects for a base hit against the St. Louis Cardinals during a spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium. The Mets defeated the Cardinals 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA


Mets, Yankees Farmhands Appear In Baseball Prospectus Top 101 Rankings

January 23, 2019 - 1:43 pm


Baseball Prospectus released its annual top 101 prospect rankings -- and several Yankees and Mets have made the list.

Two Mets finished in the top 40. Shortstop Andres Gimenez ranked 38th overall and first baseman Peter Alonso came in at 40th overall.

Gimenez appeared in 122 minor-league games in 2018, batting .281 with six home runs and 48 RBI. He split time between Binghampton and St. Lucie.

The 20-year-old Venezuelan signed with the Mets as an international free agent in July 2015.

Alonso played 132 minor-league games last season, batting .285 with 36 home runs and 119 RBI. He played nearly equal time in Binghamton and Las Vegas.

The 24-year-old was selected 64th overall in the 2016 MLB Draft. He represented the Mets in the 2018 All-Star Futures Game.

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Two Yankees appeared in the top 70 of the list.

Right-handed pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga finished 64th in the Baseball Prospectus rankings.

Loaisiga made his MLB debut last season and appeared in nine games for the Bombers. He started four games and finished 2-0 with a 5.11 ERA.

The 24-year-old signed with the Yankees in Feb. 2016 after being released by the San Francisco Giants.

Loaisiga went 6-1 with a 2.89 ERA across three levels for the Yankees' minor-league affiliates in 2018.

He represented the Nicaraguan national baseball team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifier.

Outfielder Estevan Florial was ranked 66th overall.

The 21-year-old appeared in 84 games combined in the Gulf Coast League and Florida State League, batting .283 with six home runs and 35 RBI.

He was promoted to the Trenton Thunder for the playoffs, but did not appear in a game.