It is easy to focus on the Mets top arms, because they have so many, however a new player is starting to rise up on the lists: Marcos Molina.
Molina, who will be 20 years old next season, is a RHP from the Dominican Republic. Baseball America this year ranked him #9, and the first pitcher after Rafael Montero. Minor League Ball ranked him #8, and also the first pitcher after Rafael Montero. Minor League Ball ranked him a B-/B rating, stating that he garnered support after an impressive month in Brooklyn.
Overall in the minors he is 16-8 with a 3.07 ERA over 37 games, 31 starts with 184.2 innings of work. Last year was the year though he really broke out in Brooklyn going 7-3 over 12 starts and 76.0 innings with a 1.78 ERA, 0.842 WHIP and a 5.06 K/BB ratio.
Scouts at Minor League Ball say he needs to develop his breaking pitches. He’s gaining attention right now really on the very impressive numbers he had in Brooklyn which are just not talked about due to Syndergaard/Matz/Montero in the system. As those three leave, more eyes will be on Molina. If he can put up a statistically impressive season at a higher level this year, expect him to be a household name next fall.