3 Mets prospects who are off to strong starts in the lower minor leagues this season
By John Flynn
New York Mets infield prospect Cesar Berbesi has been an on-base machine to start the 2023 campaign for High-A Brooklyn.
Cesar Berbesi hasn't played everyday for the Cyclones, but when he does, he's done nothing but hit and get on base. He boasts a .385 batting average with 10 walks in 37 plate appearances, making for a .568 on-base percentage and a 1.068 OPS in eight games played.
Berbesi has been in the middle of the Cyclones' successes this season, including 3 RBI's in a dramatic Opening Day win, and has played sparkling defense between second base and shortstop at Coney Island, which adds to the great start he's had at the plate in terms of eye discipline and hard contact.
It felt like Berbesi was under pressure to get off to a good start because he missed most of last season with an injury he suffered just six games into the season at Class-A St. Lucie. Had he not gotten injured so early last season, Berbesi would have landed on the Mets' top prospects chart on MLB Pipeline.
Nonetheless, Berbesi deserves credit for taking the recovery seriously and putting the work into the process. Now, he hopes to put together a full season of continuity with the Cyclones, or even earn a promotion.