Mets minor league free agent hit 3 home runs in audition to replace Joey Wendle

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Recently signed New York Mets minor league free agent Mike Brosseau saw an opening and he took it. In Syracuse’s game against the Iowa Cubs, the utility man hammered 3 home runs in consecutive at-bats.

For those scoring at home, the first came against Julio Teheran who now has an ERA over 9.00 in Triple-A after allowing 6 earned runs in 3.2 innings for Iowa.

Brosseau is having a blast for Syracuse. Those home runs were his first since joining the team. He’s now a .333/.447/.615 hitter through 47 trips to the plate in 11 games. This is how you audition to replace Joey Wendle.

Mike Brosseau might be the most versatile option the Mets can call up right now

Minor leaguers tend to play all over the field much more than major leagues. Brosseau, who does have major league experience, has been a bit more limited with Syracuse. They’ve used him 6 times at first base, 3 times as the DH, and twice in left field. He has experience all over the diamond, though. The only positions he hasn’t played in the majors are catcher and center field. He has even pitched 10 times and somehow come away with a 2.79 ERA in 9.2 innings.

Brosseau will be competing most against Jose Iglesias whose defensive reputation could have him in first place. Considering Iglesias isn’t much of a power hitter and the Mets just called up Mark Vientos to help spark the offense, they may be more inclined to see what Brosseau can do instead.

The three home run night should be a surprise. While more powerful than Iglesias, Brosseau has never finished a season with more than 22 long balls. This personal best came back in 2019 when he hit 16 in Triple-A and another 6 in the majors.

Almost 800 MLB innings at third base, over 400 at second base, and a few more at other positions, Brosseau’s first take in auditioning to eventually replace Wendle as the Mets' utility man couldn't have gone better.