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New York Mets minor league gems emerging as top prospects

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 08: A general exterior view of Citi Field as the New York Mets get set to host the Washington Nationals during the Mets' Home Opener at Citi Field on April 8, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 08: A general exterior view of Citi Field as the New York Mets get set to host the Washington Nationals during the Mets' Home Opener at Citi Field on April 8, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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MIAMI, FL – APRIL 03: A general view of the batting helmets for the New York Mets before the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on April 3, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

Brett Baty

Alonso and McNeil are the highlights of the young Mets core that was on full display at Progressive Field at the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby. One more infielder to add to that core is future Mets third baseman and up and coming prospect, Brett Baty.

The left-handed hitter was selected with the Mets top overall 2019 selection and appears destined- with Allan- for the MLB top 100 prospects in due time. He has begun his career in A-Ball, but will continue to progress through the system if he produces up to par. Fans will need patience with him. After all, he’s still a teenager.

The Texas native is described as being an adequate defender, who can make the plays and throws, however, his “tool is his bat” one report claims. His arms are tucked in and with good bat speed, he generates much torque on his swings. Overall, he is very much a pull hitter with an arch in his swing, which he uses- along with his good bat speed- to generate most of his power.

Baty would appear to be a very promising prospect, yet it will take some years before he is ready and contributing in the big leagues. As a possible third baseman of the future, many will hope he has the kind of career David Wright did.

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