Sandy Alderson took over and assured the Met fan base, the minor league systems were in far better shape then people gave it credit. He said, unlike some popular opinion, the Mets have actually a middle of the pack farm system.
Yet today Keith Law of ESPN.com, ranked the New York Mets 26th in Minor League Baseball organizations, hardly middle of the pack.
From all my reading and talking to people, I have come to understand the Mets had a fairly decent Minor League system before former Mets General Manager Omar Minaya took over. Minaya planned to use his Latin connection to help him with both aquiring Free Agents like Pedro Martinez, and Carlos Beltran, but also try and get some young talent from Latin America. Instead of spending money on the draft, they decided to not spend overslot, and therefore not aquire much talent. According to Law, this has caught up on them.
Baseball America has ranked the Mets top 10 prospects as follows:
1-Jenrry Mejia, RHP
2-Wilmer Flores, SS
9-Aderlin Rodriguez, 3B