3 Mets prospects other than Ronny Mauricio who've earned a September call-up

These three Mets prospects are lower profile but having September call-up worthy seasons in Triple-A.
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September roster expansions in Major League Baseball are no longer the packed house they used to be. They still expand another two spots allowing for a pair of players to have their chance. With the New York Mets playing every game as a tryout or experiment, they have multiple directions to go with their two added roster spots.

Calling up a third catcher like Michael Perez is the boring move to make. Promoting Joey Lucchesi for his recent outing was sensible but not exciting. Mets fans want to see Ronny Mauricio. Aside from him, these three others have put together performances worthy of consideration.

1) Why the NY Mets should consider calling up Carlos Cortes this September

It seems like Carlos Cortes has been in the New York Mets system for much longer than five years. A third round pick in 2018, he looked like he was fast-tracking his way to the majors before the 2022 season. 

Cortes was a quality prospect with the Jeff McNeil quality of being able to play second base and the corner outfield. He has since moved out of the infield and onto the outfield grass. Unfortunately, his bat slowed down in 2022. He hit only .168/.231/.234 in 117 plate appearances at Triple-A. He wasn’t all that much better in his 374 chances in Double-A, slashing .241/.316/.413.

This year has been one of the good ones for Cortes again. In 331 plate appearances for Syracuse, Cortes is slashing .266/.360/.479 with 13 home runs and 45 RBI. He has found himself plugged in mostly as the team’s left fielder.

Adding some extra fuel to the fire is the fact that Cortes is Rule 5 Draft eligible. It’s not the first time he has been available. However, coming off of a productive year in Triple-A, teams might be more tempted to take a chance on the left-handed hitting infielder/outfielder. The Mets should be open to sampling him this September. Otherwise he’ll fritter away in the minors.