3 Mets prospects who are obvious trade bait, 2 whose fate has yet to be determined

Which Mets prospects are bound to get traded and whose fate may be decided in 2024?

Feb 17, 2023; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets catcher Kevin Parada during spring training
Feb 17, 2023; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets catcher Kevin Parada during spring training / Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports
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Mets prospect Ronny Mauricio is obvious trade bait

Technically still a prospect, Ronny Mauricio is about to have a lost year in 2024 due to his ACL injury. As a result, he’ll be one step closer to DFA limbo with only a single minor league option remaining on him. The injury shouldn't hamper him too much or get in the way of developing into whatever type of player he ultimately becomes. An increase in power over the last two seasons made him more than a consideration for an infield spot on the Mets roster. For many, he’s still an unknown and a candidate to eventually win the third base job.

The rush to trade Mauricio hasn’t fully arrived and yet his status with the organization has been questionable ever since Francisco Lindor signed his extension. The team has been hesitant to move him away from shortstop. Are they afraid that will just spoil his trade value?

In any case, missing an opportunity to play in the majors for a significant amount of time this year will only further the case that the Mets will trade Mauricio. Considered as major league ready as he’ll get, plenty of teams would have more patience to see him develop than the Mets ever would. He has 2024 trade deadline candidate written all over him.