NY Mets prospect Ronny Mauricio has a lot more to prove for superstar status
Ronny Mauricio has been hanging around as one of the best Mets prospects for a few years now. The shortstop who most definitely will not play the position if he continues on with the Mets has been just all right throughout his professional career.
This isn’t to completely negate anything he has done. Mauricio made huge strides last year in the power department, launching 20 home runs which even for a guy who isn’t a power hitter is nice to see.
Mauricio hasn’t been a great stolen base threat, a top-notch hitter for average, or even a hitter with a great eye to draw walks. He looks, unfortunately, much more like an average player. This could simply be a lack of experience and given more time those shining abilities many believe he has can begin to show.
From what we have seen thus far, Mauricio may be nothing more than a bottom-of-the-order type of hitter. On the Mets, second base is probably where he’d end up if he can even play well enough to have a starting role. His future may have him as a fifth infielder roving around the diamond to give players a day off.
Until one particular skill of his begins to stand out, Mauricio will at best be a good player and not a star.