Bryce Brentz is a very powerful hitter who was never truly able to show his worth in the majors. He was once a top prospect but everything you could think of happened to him. Then he ended up on the Mets and continued with his minor league power show.
He hasn’t been in the majors since 2016 but if he gets the call in September, he should be able to hit a few home runs while taking the strain off of the rest of the outfield. Last season in 120 games he hit 31 home runs while hitting .271.
This season in Las Vegas he’s only played 52 games but has 15 home runs while hitting .262. If he played in the same number of games as Alonso, he could have been past 35 home runs by now. He’s even been doing really well in the power department recently.
In the middle of August he hit a home run in four straight games while driving in seven runs during that stretch. This was the fourth time this season he hit a home run in back to back games, despite playing in less than 60 games.
If he didn’t miss nearly three full months with an injury, many people would have been talking about him, and maybe he could have even been called up by now as opposed to signing Austin Jackson.
His OPS is .906, which would be good for 8th best in the PCL if he played enough games, but he needs to work on his batting average. Right now he’s looking like the 2014 version of Lucas Duda and could provide the team with a solid power surge this September and going forward.
If he gets called up and plays a fair amount of games, he could even lead the team in September home runs, as he could average one every 14 at-bats.
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If the Mets give these three hitters a chance, or any of them, and the 2019 season might be a whole other story from what 2018 turned into.