6 Mets players who could be off the roster by June 1

The constantly changing Mets roster will have more players gone by June 1.
Apr 26, 2024; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Josh Walker (91) delivers a
Apr 26, 2024; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Josh Walker (91) delivers a / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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4) Brett Baty

Brett Baty didn’t fully earn his Opening Day roster spot. He was more of the only choice the Mets had at third base. A strong start albeit with some lightly hit balls that found their way onto grass or through dirt plus some stellar defense had many of us thinking he had become the real deal.

Balls started finding leather more often. Many popping into the catcher’s mitt. Baty’s defense has still looked solid, but the absence of any sort of regular offensive production had the Mets recently calling upon Mark Vientos for some help.

The Mets have shown they’ll mix the two young third basemen into games with Baty the starter against right-handed pitchers and Vientos in there versus lefties. Mid-game, they’ll be willing to swap one out for the other. This isn’t a sustainable situation. By the time we get to June 1, the Mets are likely to have made a decision.

Baty hasn’t shown much of anything to justify sticking around. A weak hitter literally in terms of how hard he’s hitting the ball, there are some obvious things for him to work on. The problem is that sending him down to the minors last summer didn’t work. It’s not exactly the cure-all the Mets need. Spoiling his confidence shouldn’t be of any concern. Baty showed a ton of swagger early on this season. He should have an understanding by now that his job is far from safe.

Prediction: Brett Baty's defense saves him from a demotion, for now. His weak bat lands him there sometime in June.