3. Can Mets infielder Mark Vientos prove he belongs in the majors?
With all of the moves the Mets made at the deadline, it gave a lot of young players a chance to play and prove that they can contribute to the Mets right now and in the future. And one of those players is infielder Mark Vientos.
It has been a bit of a rocky start to his young career, and now that it looks like he will be here for the rest of the season, now is the time for Vientos to prove that he can be the top player the Mets think he can be. In his limited action this season, he's only batted .198 with just two home runs and nine runs batted in. Also, in his 96 at-bats, he's struck out 32 times which is something I think the Mets should be worried about. Also, his defense has not been as sharp, in particular at third base having already committed two errors this season when he was playing at the hot corner.
These last several weeks for Vientos are going to be important for him. They will be especially important since his fellow third baseman and teammate, Brett Baty was just recently demoted back to the minors due to some of his recent struggles. Vientos should capitalize on this opportunity with him now most likely going to play more third base with Baty back in Syracuse. If he wants to be in the major leagues for the rest of this season and into the next, he needs to play much better and finish off this season on a high note.