NEW YORK -- Forget Noah Syndergaard's down year for a moment. Though Syndergaard struggled in his first taste of Triple-A Las Vegas last season, that did little to dent his prospect status.
The proof is in MLB.com's annual Top 100 Prospects list, released Friday, which features Syndergaard in the Top 10 for the second straight year. The Mets had five representatives on the list in total, including Syndergaard (No. 10), catcher Kevin Plawecki (No. 63), left-hander Steven Matz (No. 66), and outfielders Brandon Nimmo (No. 72) and Michael Conforto (No. 82). Only three organizations in baseball put more prospects in the Top 100.