Get To Know A Non-Roster Invitee: Brett Baty

The Mets have had a couple of top prospects in camp this year including Brett Baty, the third basemen who’s been making noise for a new seasons now.

Going into this season, Brett Baty is ranked as the #39 prospect in Baseball America, #13 in Baseball Prospectus, and #27 from MLB dot com. He also played in the 2021 Futures Game last year and is generally regarded as the Mets #2 Prospect in the farm system.

The Mets drafted him as a 19-year old in the 2019 draft. His age is often cited as the reason he fell to the Mets pick (12th overall). His bat is the reason to pay attention him and recently his glove work has started to improve (according to the prospect page).

In his first season in the minors, he played across three levels including Gulf Coast (.350/.480/650), Kingsport (.222/.339/.437) and Brooklyn (.200/.529/.300). Last year he hit .309/.397/.514 over 209 PA’s in Brooklyn before getting called up to Binghamton where he hit .272/.364/.424 over 176 PAs. Remember, the minor leagues were reorganized between 2019 and 2021 so starting last year in Brooklyn was a promotion from where he ended 2019. has Baty’s arrival listed as 2022. I personally find that hard to believe unless one of two things happens. First, he could always be traded, although that’s extremely doubtful (but not impossible, the Mets have a couple of big prospects at thirdbase). Second, there could be several long term injuries that we aren’t expecting (remember last season). That doesn’t mean that Baty won’t be ready, and September is an eternity from now.

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