1) Ronny Mauricio
Mets fans clamored for Ronny Mauricio for much of the 2023 season before the team finally promoted him to the majors for the first time in September. In his short stint with the Mets he was certainly better than Baty, but also left a lot to be desired.
Mauricio's slash line of .248/.296/.347 with two home runs and nine RBI in 108 plate appearances was nothing special. The strikeouts remained a big concern as he fanned 31 times in 101 at-bats while drawing just seven walks. Mauricio also had just eight hits in 46 at-bats against left-handed pitching.
The 22-year-old looked quite raw in his first month in the majors, but he also displayed some fascinating tools that make him a player the Mets should be focusing on as their primary third baseman.
He only hit two home runs but Mauricio did hit the ball hard when he was able to make contact. He also stole seven bases without getting caught. That ranked fourth on the Mets and he was only with them for 26 games.
There's a lot to like with Mauricio. His power/speed combination could make him a future star if he can ever get the hit tool down. His glove also looked very solid, especially at third base. The fact that he's a switch-hitter doesn't hurt also. He's far from a perfect player, but showed enough in his month with the Mets that he deserves an everyday role, particularly at third base, in 2024.