Mauricio went 4-for-6 with a run scored and an RBI for Low-A Columbia on Sunday. After an 0-for-4 performance Opening Day, Mauricio has gone on a tear, hitting safely in eight straight games and pushing his slash line to .368/.400/.395. The 18-year-old does have a worrying 1:10 BB:K and has gone 0-for-2 in stolen base attempts, but it's not a surprise that older competition has been able to find some flaws in his game. Mauricio's upside is elite if he puts everything together, and the Mets will be patient with the organization's No. 4 fantasy prospect.
Mauricio will begin the season with Low-A Columbia, Mike Rosenbaum of MLB.com 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.