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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2) Why the NY Mets should consider calling up Luke Ritter this September

The Rule 5 Draft comes into play with this other Mets minor leaguer worthy of a September promotion. Luke Ritter is a mostly second baseman who found his power surge in the minors this year. He, too, is available to get picked off in the Rule 5 Draft this winter. Terrific power numbers and a great OBP have landed him on the radar of Mets fans looking for anything promising on the farm.

Ritter isn’t a perfect player. He strikes out a lot. The warning signs are there that if the Mets were to promote him and give him the occasional at-bats, the strikeouts would be far too frequent for a guy with irregular playing time. We won’t know unless he gets a chance. He already has 132 strikeouts in 104 games.

The numbers Ritter has posted this year aren’t too different between Double-A and Triple-A. Combined, he’s slashing .244/.374/.485 in 437 trips to the plate. More notable are his 25 home runs and 59 RBI.

Ritter might be a little less likely to get selected in the Rule 5 Draft than Cortes who has at least shown he can make contact against minor league pitching on a regular basis. Of the two, calling up Cortes might make a little more sense. He has more experience in the infield and outfield. There is already an opportunity for him to start as much as possible in left field for the final few weeks.