The Mets’ No. 2 prospect Brett Baty is exhibiting flashes of greatness in a 15-game hitting streak.
There’s rather a lot for Mets followers to be enthusiastic about these days. The Amazin’s stay in first place, Pete Alonso is in MVP kind, and now the farm system is coming to life.
Francisco Alvarez has been on a tear this season, slashing .283/.372/.570 for Double-A Binghamton with 16 homers and 44 RBIs by Friday evening. With the 20-year-old catcher hogging the highlight, his teammate Brett Baty has silently been making his case to be the Mets’ third baseman of the long run.
Baty, drafted Twelfth-overall in 2019, was questioned by some due to his age since he was 19 years previous popping out of highschool. However his numbers spoke for themselves. In Baty’s final yr of highschool, the third baseman led all excessive schoolers with 19 house runs in 37 video games. The primary third baseman the Mets have taken within the first spherical since David Wright, Baty understood the particular sneakers he was picked to fill.
“It makes me really feel so nice to know that David Wright had a lot success, and to know that possibly sometime [I might] be like him,” Baty mentioned after being drafted.
Brett Baty is using a 15-game hitting streak. Paul J. Bereswill
This yr, Baty is proving to the Mets they could have their subsequent Wright.
Triple A shouldn’t be far-off for Baty, who’s now slashing .282/.372/.451 this season. The extremely touted prospect may see MLB motion as early as 2023, and with Eduardo Escobar’s current struggles, followers could also be itching to see him sooner. Mark Vientos could be the possible name up this season within the occasion the Mets want an emergency third baseman, however inside the subsequent yr, Baty’s time may come.
Baty has been on an unimaginable 15-game stretch. From June 5 to June 23, the 22-year-old has produced a staggering .355/.429/.565 slash line with 4 house runs, 11 RBIs, and 16 runs scored. In the course of the stretch, he has raised his common 25 factors from .257 to .282 and seems to be discovering that energy that captivated the Mets entrance workplace.
The Mets haven’t had an anchor at third base since Wright, with the likes of Wilmer Flores, Todd Frazier, and J.D. Davis taking reps over time. The Mets are hoping this 15-game hitting streak is only a preview of indicators to come back.
Baty will look to proceed his hitting streak on Saturday towards the Studying Fightin Phils.