Alex Ramirez, four other Mets prospects make FanGraphs' new Top 100 list

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Mets prospect Alex Ramirez swinging progression treated image, blurry screengrabs
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Mets outfield prospect Alex Ramirez, who is off to a sizzling start this season with Low-A St. Lucie, has made FanGraphs' new Top 100 list, checking in at No. 75.

Along with Ramirez, four other Mets prospects made the list: Catcher Francisco Alvarez (No. 7), infielder Ronny Mauricio (No. 45), third baseman Brett Baty (No. 65), and third baseman Mark Vientos (No. 66).

Ramirez, 19, is hitting .363/.400/.593 with three homers, four triples, nine doubles, 15 runs scored, and 18 RBI in 26 games for St. Lucie in what is just his second professional season.

On SNY contributor Joe DeMayo's preseason Mets Top 20 prospects list, Ramirez was listed at No. 6, with DeMayo calling him "a true center fielder with exciting offensive potential who has the chance to make a good jump in next year’s prospect list."

As far as the other four prospects on FanGraphs' updated Top 100, they have all been mainstays on most recent top prospect lists.

Alvarez, 20, has cooled off after a hot start for Double-A Binghamton, and is hitting .209/.314/.419 with four homers and six doubles in 23 games. He has continued to speak about his desire to reach the majors this season, but a 2023 debut seems much more likely.

Mauricio, 21, is hitting .282/.321/.485 with four homers and nine doubles in 25 games for Binghamton.

Baty, 22, is also with Binghamton, where he is slashing .283/.372/.455 with two homers and 11 doubles in 27 games.

Vientos, 22, is with Triple-A Syracuse, and is hitting .208/.326/.442 in 24 games, but has heated up after a rough start. Vientos has smacked three homers over his last three games, including two on May 11.

Of all the Mets' top prospects, Vientos -- a natural third baseman who has gotten a taste of left field and can also serve as a DH -- could be the one likeliest to make his big league debut during the 2022 season.