Mauricio will begin the season with Low-A Columbia, Mike Rosenbaum of reports.

This could be viewed as an aggressive assignment for the 18-year-old, but it's not surprising given that Mauricio held his own at rookie ball in 2018. The Mets' No. 4 fantasy prospect is still filling out and is a long way from being major-league ready, but he has the upside to be a force if he grows into his power without losing the ability to make the type of contact he's already displayed against older competition.

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