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Report: Mets calling up No. 2 prospect Brett Baty
New York is reportedly calling up third base prospect Brett Baty, who has been scorching hot in Triple-A.
Sound the alarms – it has finally happened.
The New York Mets are calling up their No. 2 ranked prospect Brett Baty to the major leagues, according to an Andy Martino report.
After a stellar Spring Training where Baty posted an .885 OPS and easily should have “won” the third base job over the veteran Eduardo Escobar, the youngster has now made the team just over two weeks later.
Baty, 23, has carried over his hot spring into the start of his season in the minor leagues, batting .400/.500/.886 with five home runs, two doubles, 15 RBI, nine runs scored, two steals and a 1.386 OPS over nine games in Triple-A Syracuse.
A corresponding roster move has not yet been announced, though it is likely that outfielder Tim Locastro will be the roster casualty for Baty. While Eduardo Escobar will be the one to lose the majority of his playing time to Baty, it does not seem likely that the Mets will fully move on from him just yet as he is in their starting lineup at third on Sunday afternoon.
This move truly signals a seismic shift in where New York stands as a franchise. With the call-up of one of their most significant prospects in Baty and Francisco Álvarez — one of the top prospects in all of baseball — starting to get more playing time, a new generation of Mets baseball is officially upon us. For all we know this could be a similar turning-the-page moment as calling up youngsters David Wright and José Reyes from 2003-04, which brought a newfound level of energy and excitement that helped shepherd the next generation of winning Mets baseball.
Much like the division-rival Braves did one year ago, this infusion of young talent could provide the spark that this Mets roster needs to really get things into gear in 2023.
With even more prospects such as Mark Vientos and Ronny Mauricio on the horizon, this could truly be the start of something special.