2 Mets prospects we're convinced will be a star, 1 on the verge of joining them
By Tim Boyle
2) NY Mets prospect Brett Baty is going to be a star
If you weren’t pummeled enough by Mets fans after saying you didn’t think Alvarez is a future star, try dissing Brett Baty. Already a fan favorite and mashing baseballs in Triple-A this season, it’s only a matter of time before he is back on the big league club.
Baty was a little slower to start raking as a professional. It wasn’t even until the 2022 campaign when his numbers fully took off. Last year in Double-A and Triple-A he combined to slash .315/.410/.533 with 19 home runs and 60 RBI. Based on the early returns in 2023, he’ll obliterate those numbers if he stays on the farm all season.
Similar questions with Baty exist as they do with Alvarez. Can he play defense well enough? It’s not as if the Mets haven’t had bad defenders at third base before. What’s more, they have an opening in left field for Baty to possibly master.
Baty is another guy we’re all depending on to help the offense soon enough. We do accept that there will be some growing pains along the way. Third base has been a bit of a black hole since David Wright left the picture. Recent memories of Wright at the position don’t so much add pressure on Baty as much as it makes us all hopeful he’s anything close to the Captain.