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NY Mets: 3 prospect candidates for the 2022 Future’s Game

ALLENTOWN, PA - MAY 02: The Rawlings glove, New Era cap and Keanon sunglasses of Tim Tebow #15 of the Syracuse Mets sit on the dugout step during a AAA minor league baseball game against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs on May 1, 2019 at Coca Cola Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
ALLENTOWN, PA - MAY 02: The Rawlings glove, New Era cap and Keanon sunglasses of Tim Tebow #15 of the Syracuse Mets sit on the dugout step during a AAA minor league baseball game against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs on May 1, 2019 at Coca Cola Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – MARCH 08: Ronny Mauricio #2 of the New York Mets in action against the Houston Astros during a spring training baseball game at Clover Park on March 8, 2020 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Mets defeated the Astros 3-1. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Brett Baty and Francisco Alvarez are the representatives for the New York Mets at the 2021 Future’s Game. Two well-deserving prospects in the team’s farm system, each is destined to do some great things one day at Citi Field.

Certainly, candidates to play in the game again next year as well, I’m going to fast-forward to see if there are any worthwhile candidates we could see represent the Mets at the 2022 Future’s Game.

As a quick reminder, Matt Allan probably won’t pitch for at least a few months into 2022 due to Tommy John Surgery. Unfortunately, this scratches him from this list. But there are a few other Mets minor leaguers with a pretty good opportunity.

Ronny Mauricio is the obvious Mets prospect to play in a Future’s Game

Ronny Mauricio is going to get into a Future’s Game at some point. If not next year, it’s definitely going to be the following—as long as he continues to progress.

This season hasn’t gone so well for Mauricio. His batting average has dipped in recent weeks. Despite some increases to his power, the year may not be such an amazing one for the young shortstop prospect.

Something to always keep in mind with prospects who first signed as amateur free agents is how young many of them are. Mauricio is younger than Baty and yet more experienced as a professional player. He has time to catch up with other guys.

Still in development, the only thing stopping Mauricio from a Future’s Game appearance is a complete 180-degree spin on the direction of his career.

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