2 things going wrong, 2 going right for the Mets in 2023
NY Mets positives: The young bats are starting to arrive and are producing
The best part of the 2023 season for me has been how good the young bats in the Mets system have produced.
Brett Baty absolutely destroyed Triple-A and has been one of the Mets best hitters since he has been called up. He looks so relaxed at the plate and you can tell he has a great idea of what he is doing. He is patient and has major power. He hits lefties. Baty needs to be in the lineup everyday.
Francisco Alvarez has not had the same success as Baty with the Mets but is well on his way. After a rough start Alvarez is starting to hit up to his potential. Even more importantly he is starting to play nearly everyday. The knock on him has been his defense but the eye test and the advanced stats say he has been just fine.
Mark Vientos is still in Triple-A but the only reason for that is a roster crunch at the MLB level. He has nothing left to prove in the minors. Vientos is crushing it to the tune of a .368/.446/.747 batting line with 9 home runs in 26 games.
Ronny Mauricio is another guy who would probably be a Met if there was an open spot avaliable to him. Going back to the winter league all Mauricio has done is hit. He hit in spring training and he's hit in Triple-A too. His batting line is .333/.373/.604 with 6 home runs in 28 games.
These guys are the Mets future and will be called upon to produce when the veterans on the team do not. The Mets future is bright as long as these guys keep hitting.