The future of the New York Mets looks bright with multiple stud minor leaguers on the farm doing some special things. Two of their more notable prospects, Brett Baty and Ronny Mauricio, have spent time together with the Brooklyn Cyclones.
However, as of late, the pair have had much different seasons.
Baty was selected to join Francisco Alvarez in the 2021 Future’s Game. He’ll begin the second half of his season with Binghamton Rumble Ponies in Double-A. While there, he’ll look to further climb up the prospect ranks.
Mauricio will be left behind in High-A and for good reason. After starting the season strong and displaying some nice power, the season’s top-ranked prospect in the Mets farm may soon see himself drop in the arbitrary ranking systems.
A tale of two Mets prospects in Brooklyn
In 209 plate appearances in Brooklyn, Baty hit .309/.397/.514 with 7 home runs and 34 RBI. It was about as wonderful of a first half as we could have hoped for. The left-handed-hitting third baseman was able to add in 14 doubles to his statistics, proving his bat has some potentially awesome power.
Driving in runs is what Baty needs to do most during his stint in the minor leagues. An expected 20-25 home run guy, the batting average this year comes as a pleasant surprise.
Meanwhile, Mauricio has outslugged Baty in home runs with 9 but has done it with a .218/.256/.420 slash line in 203 trips to the plate. The switch-hitting shortstop is now in his third professional season. As high-profile as he is, Mauricio has yet to hit his stride.
Luckily, at just 20, there’s room for growth. Numbers may not stand out for Mauricio just yet. However, we have to believe what the scouts say. There’s a reason why for several years now he has been highly-regarded and a coveted part of the Mets farm system.
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We all understand not every notable Mets prospect will pan out to our best expectations. Between Baty, Mauricio, Alvarez, and everyone else we’re paying close attention to, some of these will surely end up as stars. Baty gets his first high-profile game in during the All-Star festivities. Mauricio, left behind in Brooklyn, will look to get back on track and see if maybe he’ll get a chance to participate in next year’s Future’s Game.