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Mets Top Prospects: Three guys we’re eager to see play their first full professional season

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 19: A detailed view of the bat wieghts of the New York Mets in the on-deck circle against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on July 19, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 19: A detailed view of the bat wieghts of the New York Mets in the on-deck circle against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on July 19, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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JUPITER, FLORIDA – MARCH 17: Pete Crow-Armstrong #91 of the New York Mets scores a run against the Miami Marlins during the seventh inning of a Grapefruit League spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium on March 17, 2021 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Mets prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong is a first-round pick we haven’t gotten to know yet

The 2019 first-round pick made by the Mets, Brett Baty, may not have technically have a “full year” under his belt, but over 200 plate appearances definitely is enough to have enough satisfaction. We can’t say the same for last year’s number one pick. Outfielder Pete Crow-Armstrong has yet to play a single professional game.

He’s not alone in this regard. Because, well you know the story already about 2020, Mets fans are left wondering just how dazzling this young man can be both in the outfield and at the plate.

Possibly the future center fielder in Flushing, PCA is a lefty drafted straight out of a Los Angeles high school—not quite Compton. It’s never easy to know how a teenager can develop as a human let alone an athlete. I can only speculate about the type of player he can become or repeat what others believe. I won’t bother with that. Instead, let’s remember why he is important to the Mets.

This franchise has lacked legitimate outfield depth near major league-ready. The best Mets outfield prospects have either graduated to the big leagues, been traded, or fizzled out.

Crow-Armstrong can change the narrative and align himself well to one day become an everyday outfielder at Citi Field. We’ll need to remain patient with him. His ETA is a little more distant than some other Mets prospects the team has in the system. Let’s see if he can maybe speed it along a few months with a fantastic 2021 campaign.

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