Yesterday was a perfect day for a Mets fan on every level…literally. Not only did the New York Mets dominate the Chicago Cubs, but all the minor league affiliates crushed their opponents as well. With a much improved farm system, here’s a recap of the best hitters yesterday along with a list of players to keep an eye on at each level–hitters and pitchers.

Buffalo Bisons (7-5 record):

The Bisons defeated the Triple-A Yankees 11-7 on Tuesday.

Notables performances:

Fernando Martinez went 2-4 with his first homerun of the season.

After starting out slow, it looks like F-Mart has begun to settle in. He’s brought his average up to .277 through 11 games, and as long as he remains healthy Mets fans should keep him on their radar while Gary Matthews, Jr. struggles.

Ruben Tejada also went 2-4 with two doubles, while scoring two runs.

Even with his impressive spring, Tejada is only batting .152 thus far. He made enough contact at Binghamton and elsewhere to show he can perform better than he has. Not time to give up on him yet.

Jason Pridie had four hits, including a homerun and driving in five runs.

At age 26, it’s hard to consider Pridie as a prospect, but Mets could consider him as a replacement to Gary Matthews, Jr. if he continues to struggle.

Other prospects to watch:

Dillon Gee (SP): He’s 2-0 and has yet to give up a run in 13 innings pitched. He has an impressive 0.46 WHIP and 12 K:BB.

Josh Thole (C): Seeing him last September, as well as the spring, we know what he is capable of doing at the plate. However, he has started out slow with .143 batting average.

Binghamton Mets (7-7 record):

The B-Mets beat the Portland Seadogs 15-3.

Notables performances:

Kirk Nieuwenhuis had an incredible five hit performance, including a homerun and two doubles, driving in four and scoring four.

I saw him and this kid looks amazing. He’s batting .333, hitting lefties (.412) better than righties (.300), a great split to see for a lefty batter. Beltran’s contract is coming up soon, hmm…

Lucas Duda went 3-4 with two doubles and two RBIs.

Duda was Binghamton’s player of the year in 2009. Thus far, he has 3 HRs and 16 RBIs, along with a .433 OBP. Unfortunately, his position (LF) is blocked at the major league level for years to come, making him possible trade bait.

Other prospects to watch:

Zach Lutz (3B): He’s been plagued with injuries in the past, but through 13 games this season he has a .644 SLG and .483 OBP. With David Wright a lock at third base (probably for his career), he’ll either have to switch positions or teams to see the major leagues any time soon. He would also have to stay healthy.

Nick Evans (Util): Mets fans know what he can do. So far he’s been on a tear, leading the B-Mets in homers (4). Does he deserve another trip to CitiField?

St. Lucie Mets (5-6 record):

The Mets edged Palm Beach 7-5 yesterday.

Notable performances:

Sean Ratliff had the bomb of the game in the 3rd inning, his first of the season.

Ratliff, 23, strikes out way too much in the lower levels to ever hit the big leagues. If anything he’ll be a fourth outfielder at best.

Manuel Alvarez pitched two scoreless innings and was the winning pitcher of record. He struck out five batters.

Alvarez, 24, has been solid through six games for the Mets. In 8.2 innings, he’s struck out 12 men, while giving up 3 hits and 2 walks. He had a rough 2009 season, but if he keeps this going he could be a reliable RHP in a major league bullpen.

Other prospects to watch:

Jordany Valdespin (2B): There’s no doubt the organization likes him, as he got a non-roster invite in spring training. The 22-year old has contact and speed on the base paths that impresses scouts. He’s batting .300 with 5 extra-base hits in the young season.

Jeurys Familia (SP): He’s one of the Mets most prized pitching prospects, but the young right hander has struggled early on. His main problem has been control, so once he learns to harness it, he should be lights out.

Savannah Sand Gnats (8-5 record):

The Sand Gnats crushed the Augusta Green Jackets 11-3 on Tuesday.

I’ve been thinking this for a while, but I think Savannah will win a championship this season.

Notable performances:

Wilmer Flores continued his monster start going 3 for 5, including his first homerun of the season. He also drove in five runs.

The Mets youngest and most acclaimed position player is batting .380 so far. He gets the most praise from his incredible contact and the ability to take walks, when necessary. Scouts say the power is not there yet, but with more development it will come. He’s only 18…

Juan Lagares went 3 for 6 with a double and triple.

Lagares, known for his speed, has three triples and three stolen bases in only 13 games.

Mark Cohoon got his third win, pitching six strong innings, containing the Green Jackets to only 2 runs. He recorded six strikeouts.

Cohoon, 22, is one of the Mets best looking southpaw prospect. Last year he had a 9-2 record with a 2.15 ERA for the Brooklyn Cyclones. This season he’s continued his success, with 3-0 record and 1.53 ERA. His strength is his great control, only walking 20 batters in 92 innings in 2009.

Other prospects to watch:

Cesar Puello (RF): Many scouts compare him to Wilmer Flores, so lets see how he does in his second season of pro ball. He has four stolen bases through only 12 games.

James Fuller (SP): The southpaw is 2-1 (should be 3-0) with an incredible 0.87 ERA in 3 starts. He has 18 strikeouts through 20.2 innings pitched, while only allowing three walks. He had a 2.86 ERA for the Cyclones last season, so this isn’t a fluke. Pitches deep into games and keeps his WHIP down. What more can you ask from a lefty?

Brandon Moore (P): Not sure what the organization is doing with him. Last season he was a dominant starter for the Brooklyn Cyclones going 6-3 with a 2.09 ERA. Like Fuller, Moore has incredible control and has the ability to strike batters out. So far he has been used out of the bullpen and he has yet to give up a run in 7 innings pitched. He has 9 strikeouts while allowing 4 hits and no walks.

So who’s to say the Mets’ farm system is depleted, when I’ve named a handful of excellent hitting and pitching prospects? I think the Mets picked up a lot of talent in the 2009 draft, mainly pitchers. That Savannah rotation gets me very excited and I guarantee one of Cohoon, Moore, and Fuller will move within the organization quickly. The best thing [Omar] Minaya has done recently has been stacking up the farm with young stars.