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MLB Top Prospects For 2012: Trio Of Mets Hurlers Make The Cut


The New York Mets have placed three players in the 2012 MLB Top 100 Prospects as GM Sandy Alderson continues to try and rebuild a broken system. It should come as no surprise the highest ranking Met, right-handed pitcher Zach Wheeler (28th), was acquired by Alderson last season in a trade for Carlos Beltran.

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The other Mets prospects to make the cut are right-handed pitchers Matt Harvey (38th) and Jeurys Familia (90th).

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MLB.com's take on the 'upside potential' of all four prospects is listed below. The story also includes full profiles and minor league statistics for all of the players.

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[Related: See SB Nation's Minor League Ball for more about all of these prospects]

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No. 28, Zach Wheeler (RHP)

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Upside potential: He has the potential to be a No. 2 starter-type, especially if his command continues to improve.

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No. 38, Matt Harvey (RHP)

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Upside potential: Pitching near the top of a big league rotation in the very near future.

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No. 90, Jeurys Familia (RHP)

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Upside potential: Famillia’s pure stuff will be good enough to pitch near the top of a rotation. How he harnesses that stuff will determine his ultimate ceiling.