3) The Mets have three prime Rookie of the Year candidates
Francisco Alvarez is the number one prospect in all of baseball. He appeared in five games down the stretch for the Mets in 2022 and will appear in many more this season. When and where he plays is unknown after the Mets signed Omar Narvaez, but Alvarez still has the chance to make his mark.
If Alvarez gets the at-bats, we all know he's going to hit. If and when that happens, he'll be in the Rookie of the Year discussions.
Brett Baty is another top prospect who debuted down the stretch of this past season with the Mets. If Carlos Correa does end up becoming a Met, Baty will likely be in the minors to open the season or get starts in left field at the big league level. If Correa is not a Met, Baty will have a great shot at getting a majority of the starts at third base.
Regardless, Baty figures to be up with the big league club at some point playing somewhere. He's too good not to. When he's here, he should hit and be in the conversation with Alvarez.
Kodai Senga is probably one of the Rookie of the Year favorites in the National League. He heads to the United States after dominance in Japan. He figures to slot in as the third starter in what should be one of the better rotations in baseball.
If he's anything close to what he was this past season when he posted a 1.89 ERA in 23 starts, the sky is the limit for him and this Mets team. He should be right in the thick of the race.