Believe in the Francisco Alvarez hype! Now the number two prospect in Major League Baseball behind only Riley Greene who is already in the major leagues, the future New York Mets catcher is in Triple-A bashing baseballs and later this month he’ll be the lone player from the organization to represent the team in this year’s Futures Game.
The Futures Game isn’t something new for Alvarez. He went there last year, too. Although the Mets are sending only a single player to this year’s event, it’s hardly a knock against their farm system.
In fact, with the updated top 100 prospects in baseball, we find they have four guys on the list.
Mets prospect Francisco Alvarez will be joined in the Futures Game by a familiar name
Alvarez isn’t the only name on the National League roster Mets fans will know. One of the outfielders is Pete Crow-Armstrong. The man the Mets flipped last year for Javier Baez and Trevor Williams is the sole representative of the Chicago Cubs.
Crow-Armstrong was the first-round pick of the Mets in 2020 and has found his way onto the top 100 prospect list as well. He, however, is ranked way down at number 79. There’s plenty of room for him to jump up, though. Prior to this season, he had only 6 games of professional experience.
PCA is smashed his way through Single-A and is now at High-A. His numbers have dipped following the promotion but the future remains bright for the former first-round selection of the Mets.
Over on the American League roster, Mets fans will find a pair of names that have some connection to the fan base. Jack Leiter, the son of Al Leiter, will be in the game representing the Texas Rangers. Wilmer Flores will also be in attendance as a member of the Detroit Tigers organization. Not that Wilmer Flores. His brother, also Wilmer Flores. Maybe their dad has a thing for George Foreman? I’m not sure what’s going on here. Can the Screen Actor’s Guild step in and make one of them use a middle initial to avoid any confusion?