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  • Mets' Brett Baty: Earns promotion to Triple-A

    The Mets promoted Baty from Double-A Binghamton to Triple-A Syracuse on Monday, Michael Mayer of MetsmerizedOnline.com reports. In Syracuse, Baty will be joining two of the organization's other top position prospects in catcher Francisco Alvarez and outfielder Mark Vientos. The 22-year-old Baty earned the call to Triple-A after slashing .312/.406/.544 with 41 extra-base hits and an 11.9 percent walk rate across 394 plate appearances at Binghamton.
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  • Mets' Brett Baty: On fire for Rumble Ponies

    Baty launched two two-run home runs for Double-A Binghamton on Thursday before the game was suspended due to severe weather, Michael Avallone of MLB.com reports. The game will be completed Friday afternoon, with the Rumble Ponies already ahead 10-1 in the top of the third inning thanks in large part to Baty's own thunder. He's been locked in a lot longer than that, however -- over his last 16 games heading into Thursday, the 22-year-old slashed .424/.506/.742 with five homers and 20 RBI. Baty has soared up prospect rankings thanks to a breakout campaign, and with third base being the one spot in the Mets' infield that doesn't seem set for 2023, a big-league debut next season seems entirely possible if he continues slugging in the high minors.
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  • Mets' Brett Baty: Hits in 14 straight games

    Baty has a 14-game hitting streak going for Double-A Binghamton and now boasts a .282/.372/.450 slash line with seven home runs over 54 games this season. We're still waiting for Baty to get to his considerable raw power consistently in game action, something he'll need to do to succeed at the major-league level if he's going to keep striking out at a fairly high clip (28.1 percent this year). Nonetheless, the 22-year-old third baseman is making progress. Three of his homers have come over the course of the aforementioned hitting streak, during which he's lifted his batting average by 30 points. The Mets have no need to rush him to the big leagues, so look for Baty's development path to remain slow and steady.
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  • Mets' Brett Baty: Huge game Wednesday

    Baty had his biggest game of the year for Double-A Binghamton on Wednesday, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a homer, a walk, two RBI and three runs. He's now hitting .283/.372/.455 with two homers and 11 doubles across 27 games. It's good to see Baty hit the ball over the fence, as his only other long ball came in Binghamton's season opener April 8. It's also encouraging to see him go a game without striking out, which is only the fifth time this season he's been able to do so. Despite that, Baty has a solid season line, as he's hitting a bit better than he did in his first taste of Double-A last season. To punch his ticket to the big leagues, though, Baty's going to have to translate his tremendous raw power to game action far more often. That said, there's nothing wrong with his all-fields approach, and Baty is hitting far more line drives and fly balls than he did last year, which is promising.
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  • Mets' Brett Baty: Huge game at Double-A

    Baty went 4-for-5 with a double, two home runs and four RBI for Double-A Binghamton on Thursday. The 21-year-old took a couple weeks to find his footing following his promotion to Double-A, but through 10 games in August, Baty is slashing .378/.455/.676 with a 6:8 BB:K. The Mets' No. 3 fantasy prospect has seen some action in left field with the Rumble Ponies, in part because of the presence of fellow third baseman and No. 2 organizational prospect Mark Vientos (undisclosed) on the Binghamton roster, but if he can keep his strikeouts in check and get to his power more often in games, Baty's bat will play anywhere.
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  • Mets' Brett Baty: Moving up to Double-A

    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.
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  • Mets' Brett Baty: Cranks first homer

    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.
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  • Mets' Brett Baty: Seeing ball well early

    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.
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  • Mets' Brett Baty: Added to 60-man pool

    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.
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  • Mets' Brett Baty: Quick start to pro career

    Baty went 1-for-5 with a grand slam for the GCL Mets on Monday. The 12th overall pick in this year's draft has gotten his professional career off to a flying start, hitting safely in his first five games -- and while Monday's homer was his first, he's also ripped three doubles among his seven hits. Baty's 5:6 BB:K is also strong, and the 19-year-old may not be long for the Gulf Coast League, with a promotion to a more advanced rookie league or even short-season Low-A likely in his immediate future if he keeps raking.
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