In an article by Jim Callis of Baseball America he takes a different approach in ranking organizations by using the following criteria.
  • The talent passing through an organization's system since the end of the 2009 season.
  • Prospects who graduated to the majors or were used in trades.
  • Prospects lost via waivers or the Rule 5 draft.
  • Organizations get credit only for players who spent time in their system.
  • Prospects who were traded by one team and reached the big leagues with another counts for both organizations.
Based on this criteria the Mets ranked 21st with Callis saying the following regarding the organization.
21. METS. Though New York’s rebuilding project is far from complete, it does have three building blocks in Ike Davis, Matt Harvey and Jonathon Niese.
Read the article to see what he had to say about the other teams and why he ranked them where he did as seen below.
  1. Atlanta Braves
  2. Washington Nationals
  3. Cincinnati Reds
  4. Toronto Blue Jays
  5. Kansas City Royals
  6. San Francisco Giants
  7. Arizona Diamondbacks
  8. St. Louis Cardinals
  9. Milwaukee Brewers
  10. Los Angeles Angels
  11. Chicago Cubs
  12. Cleveland Indians
  13. Boston Red Sox
  14. Tampa Bay Rays
  15. Seattle Mariners
  16. Philadelphia Phillies
  17. Los Angeles Dodgers
  18. New York Yankees
  19. Chicago White Sox
  20. Miami Marlins
  21. New York Mets
  22. Pittsburgh Pirates
  23. Baltimore Orioles
  24. Colorado Rockies
  25. Detroit Tigers
  26. San Diego Padres
  27. Texas Rangers
  28. Minnesota Twins
  29. Houston Astros
  30. Oakland Athletics