2) Ronny Mauricio has earned his NY Mets roster spot for next year
When reports came out that the Mets were finally going to call up top prospect Ronny Mauricio, Mets fans finally had something to cheer about for the last month of the season. And ever since he's arrived, he's been everything the Mets could have hoped for. Both offensively and defensively, Mauricio is looking a star in the making and there's no question he deserves a roster spot in 2024.
Ever since his first plate against the Seattle Mariners on September 1 where he hit a rocket that went over Mariners right fielder Teoscar Hernandez for a double, the Mets and Mets fans knew that there was something special in Mauricio. In the month of September so far, he's batting .315, he's driven in seven runs and has had a base hit in 12 of the 15 games in the month so far.
And if that's not enough, Mauricio also has six stolen bases on the season with his electric speed. The Mets have to be thrilled with what they have in Mauricio so far. He is the exact kind of player the Mets need for the future. He's got a great bat, a nice glove, and has electric speed. In a lost season for the Mets in 2023, he's given this team a spark and hope for the Mets in 2024 that they can be back in contention in the ultra-competitive NL East.