4 Mets prospects land on The Athletic's top 100 list for 2021

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Four Mets have made Keith Law of The Athletic's top 100 prospects list for 2021.

On the list are catcher Francisco Alvarez (No. 19), infielder Ronny Mauricio (No. 32), right-handed pitcher Matt Allan (No. 90) and outfielder Pete Crow-Armstrong (No. 94).

SNY contributor Joe DeMayo has Alvarez, Mauricio, Allan, and Crow-Armstrong ranked -- in that order -- as the top four prospects in the Mets' organization, followed by third baseman Brett Baty and right-handed pitcher J.T. Ginn.

Alvarez, who profiles as a potential two-way star behind the plate, has a big league ETA of 2023, with Law calling him a "force at the plate."

Mauricio, who could make his Mets debut as soon as 2022, is still a possible star on both sides of the ball, per Law, who says the 20-year-old is a "dynamic athlete who plays above-average defense at short."

As far as the 20-year-old Allan, who is the best pitching prospect in the organization, Law notes that he "has looked like a potential No. 1 starter," adding that he could turn out to be more of a No. 2 starter than an ace. Allan could reach the majors by 2023.

When it comes to 19-year-old Crow-Armstrong, who was the Mets' top pick in the 2020 MLB Draft and has a big league ETA of 2024, Law says he could "become a great lead-off hitter with high averages and OBPs to go with the plus defense" in center field.