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NY Mets Friday Farming: The 2021 Prospect Awards, winners and losers

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Jul 11, 2021; Denver, CO, USA; National League infielder Francisco Alvarez (30) rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the fifth inning against the American League of the 2021 MLB All Star Futures Game at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 11, 2021; Denver, CO, USA; National League infielder Francisco Alvarez (30) rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the fifth inning against the American League of the 2021 MLB All Star Futures Game at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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DENVER, CO – JULY 11: Brett Baty #25 of the National League Futures Team bats against the American League Futures Team at Coors Field on July 11, 2021 in Denver, Colorado.(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Third Base. Brett Baty. 2. 3.

Mets minors Rookie of the Year: Brett Baty.

We know that he’s obviously not a rookie by any means, but he did really well for his first full professional season. His batting average this year was .292 in 91 games for both Double-A Binghamton and High-A Brooklyn.

The Mets have tried Baty out at a different position, too: Left Field. We don’t know if that means anything, but we know they are trying to make him more versatile in case the team decides to keep Mark Vientos or move Jeff McNeil to third base.

In addition, he’s made way in the prospect rankings, climbing to the Mets’ #2 spot, ahead of shortstop Ronny Mauricio.

His fielding stats are impressive too: he has a higher range factor than JD Davis. Regardless of where he plays, Baty is one of the biggest minor league stars in the game right now.

3. . RHP. Tylor Megill. 3

Your Mets Breakthrough Prospect of the Year is Tylor Megill.

Megill was virtually unknown before the season. He’s a 26 year-old who was drafted out of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. He was taken in the 8th round of the 2018 MLB Draft. Prior to the season, he wasn’t on the Mets’ Top 25 Prospects list.

Now everyone knows who he is.

Megill has amassed a slightly high ERA, which can be attributed to his heavy workload this season after not pitching for all of 2020. But he’s helped the Mets in some key games, has shown a tremendous amount of poise, and delivered when the team needed him most.

He ended up clearing off of the team’s top prospects list at #19 in August since he’s ineligible to be considered a “prospect,” but he’s rightfully the biggest breakthrough that the Mets have seen this season. They have a lot to look forward to.

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