The New York Mets are having a season to forget, with a performance below expectations. However, this represents an opportunity for the organization's young talents to get enough playing time to demonstrate that they have what it takes to establish themselves as productive in MLB.
The organization has given some of its top prospects the opportunity to play for the big team this season. Given that the playoffs feels hard to achieve as the days go by, a window is presented for those value prospects within the team to be called up to MLB and demonstrate that they can establish themselves. With this, the team can have a clear idea of what their needs would be for the next season.
The Mets have taken a long time with this decision, but Ronny Mauricio must debut this season
Ronny Mauricio has been the most productive top prospect on the Mets' minor league circuit. At Syracuse, Mauricio is the hitter with the most at-bats among all eligible and ranks in the top three in most major offensive categories.
The Mets infielder was little forgotten within the organization until his masterful performance in the Dominican Winter League put him in everyone's eye after obtaining the MVP in that league. From that moment, Mauricio improved his swing mechanics and pitch recognition making him an effective hitter.
Mauricio has little left to prove in the minors. The aspect that holds back his called up to MLB has been his position on defense, where he has had to rotate between shortstop, second base and left field.
Currently the Mets need to know if Mauricio can adapt to MLB pitching and know what they have on the team. His call to the big team should happen this season.