Mets minor league shortstop Branden Fryman
The Mets have had a lot of luck finding some talented young shortstops in recent years. They were able to trade a pair away to acquire Francisco Lindor. Down on the farm, there are a lot of familiar names. One you may not know too well is Branden Fryman. Until today, I didn’t know it either.
Drafted in the 21st round, Fryman got off to an awesome start back in 2019. Although it was just 65 plate appearances, he hit a combined .356 in the Gulf Coast League and New York Penn League. Maybe I’m just caught up in his bloodline—he’s the son of Travis Fryman. Light on power yet big on speed and possibly capable of hitting for average, I’m ready to see what he can do in 2021.
Mets minor league outfielder Alexander Ramirez
The Mets have a shortage of outfielders near MLB-ready. Look a little deeper and you’ll find a couple of guys at the lower levels with potential. One is Alexander Ramirez.
MLB.com has him as the number nine prospect in the system. Only 18-years-old, we may need to wait patiently to see what he has in store for us. Will he be the next great young outfield superstar or is Ramirez going to get lost in the shuffle, passed by other players, and see the value of his first baseball card plummet? It would be pretty sweet to have a young outfielder we can root for and watch become a major league stud. If anyone does it, Ramirez might be the man.
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