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3 Mets prospects with superstar potential, 1 who won’t quite get there

Apr 8, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA;  A detail view of New York Mets hats and gloves
Apr 8, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; A detail view of New York Mets hats and gloves / Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
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Fans want to see NY Mets third base prospect Brett Baty become the next David Wright

As a third baseman with a lot of potential, the hype for Brett Baty isn’t going away anytime soon. He happens to play a position where the best position player in the franchise’s history called home. In the absence of any long-term solutions since David Wright did retire, the pressure is on.

Baty won’t be much like Wright and that’s okay. He can be his own unique player who may never win a Gold Glove but can win games for the Mets with his bat similarly to the way Wright did. Still in development, exactly what type of hitter he will become at the major leagues remains a little unknown.

Fans are hoping for some good power from him. He hasn’t shown much yet as a professional which is a little bit of a disappointment. Home run numbers in the minor leagues don’t always translate into how a player performs once they reach the majors. Francisco Lindor, for instance, never hit more than 11 home runs in any minor league season. During his best days with Cleveland, he was hitting 30+.

Baty probably doesn’t have the same superstar potential as Alvarez or Ramirez. However, if he can be anything like Freddie Freeman, a guy he has often been compared to and not just because they look similar, the Mets could have another young star on the roster.

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