Predicting how many games these 4 Mets prospects will play in 2023
By Zak Musso
4) NY Mets prospect: Ronny Mauricio
The Mets top shortstop prospect will play less than 20 games in the big leagues this season. It would not surprise me in the least if he played zero games with the Mets in 2023.
The biggest concern with Mauricio is his position. Francisco Lindor is locked in as the Mets shortstop for the next decade, and it seems Bretty Baty is the Mets third baseman of the future. This means Mauricio will need to learn a position, likely left field, if he wants to have a future with the Mets.
Mauricio was once regarded as one of the top Mets prospects, but fell down the charts the last two seasons, mainly due to his high strikeout rate. The young infielder had a career resurgence in the Dominican Winter League this past winter, slashing .287/.335/.468 with five home runs, and earning league MVP honors.
Mauricio can certainly hit the ball far. The young prospect hit a 450 foot bomb earlier this spring, and even more impressively, hit one 507 feet last August, while paying with the Bingahmton Rumble Ponies.
If Mauricio reaches the MLB in 2023, it will likely be in a role similar to what Alvarez and Vientos filled in 2022, platoon DH.