Baty went 4-for-4 with a homer, two doubles, a walk, six RBI and three runs for Double-A Binghamton against Eries on Saturday. He'd been off to a quiet start for the Rumble Ponies, having hit just .139 with 15 strikeouts and zero RBI in 40 plate appearances across his first nine games after being promoted. This game, though, was a reminder of what Baty -- the No. 12 pick in the 2019 draft -- showed off in High-A earlier this season. The base on balls was particularly nice to see, as his walk rate has dipped at the higher level, while his strikeout rate is an unsavory 33.3 percent even after this performance. All in all, Baty's outlook hasn't changed much this year -- he still has monster power and works deep counts, but there's also plenty of swing-and-miss in his game. Though he'll probably never hit for impressive average or be a great defender, Baty's power will likely play in the big leagues, but he probably won't arrive until late 2022 or 2023.
Baty will be promoted to Double-A Binghamton after participating in the Futures Game on Sunday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. Baty has found success at the plate this season with High-A Brooklyn, slashing .309//397/.514 across 209 plate appearances. Baty will now join Binghamton, where he's likely to finish his campaign. If the infielder continues to progress as expected, he could become a candidate to be called up to the majors as soon as 2022.
Baty went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, a home run, two runs scored and three RBI for High-A Brooklyn on Tuesday. It was the first homer of the year for the Mets' No. 6 fantasy prospect. Baty has been posting strong numbers at the plate despite the lack of power, though, slashing .343/.451/.478 through 19 games for the Cyclones with a 13:19 BB:K. The 12th overall pick in the 2019 draft, Baty could push for a promotion to Double-A over the summer if he keeps raking.
Baty went 4-for-5 with a double, four RBI and two runs Wednesday in High-A Brooklyn's 14-0 win over Hudson Valley. Through 11 games at High-A, the 2019 first-round pick already has six multi-hit outings on his ledger. He's sitting on a .425 average for the season, but the 21-year-old hasn't tapped into much power yet. Baty is still searching for his first home run, and all but five of his 17 hits have been singles.
Baty was added to the Mets' 60-man player pool Friday, Jacob Resnick of MetsMerized reports. One of the organization's top prospects, Baty was selected with the No. 12 overall pick in last year's draft and displayed excellent patience and all-fields power in the lower levels after signing. He may end up sliding down the defensive spectrum to first base or designated hitter, but he has the offensive upside to make that work.