Vientos went 3-for-4 with a double and a solo home run for Low-A Columbia on Wednesday.
That's three homers in the last five games for Vientos, and the Mets' No. 4 fantasy prospect is now slashing a fantastic .380/.446/.680 through 14 games in July. He won't turn 20 until December, so any success he has in full-season ball is impressive, but his recent hot streak is offering hope that the power potential scouts saw in his lanky 6-4 frame is quickly becoming actual in-game power. Vientos is still at least a couple of years from the majors, but a big second half will send him skyrocketing back up prospect lists.
Vientos went 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI for Low-A Columbia on Sunday.
The 19-year-old seems to have turned a corner after a rough start to the campaign, slashing .367/.441/.567 over his last 16 games with two homers and 15 RBI as well as a solid 5:11 BB:K. Vientos still has a world of upside and power potential as he fills out, and while he now has some company at the hot corner in the Mets' pipeline after the club drafted Brett Baty with the 12th overall pick this year, his bat should play anywhere if he develops as expected.
Vientos went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and three RBI for Low-A Columbia on Thursday.
The homer was his sixth of the season, but his first since May 24. Vientos has struggled in his first look at full-season ball, and things haven't been getting better for him -- he's slashing .255/.280/.404 through 12 games in June, and his 1:14 BB:K is a far cry from the strong plate discipline he displayed last year in rookie ball. Vientos is still only 19, so he still has plenty of time to figure things out, but a second-half turnaround would go a long way toward restoring his prospect luster.
Vientos is slashing .225/.313/.310 through 21 games for Low-A Columbia with one home run and seven RBI.
The 19-year-old has looked a little overmatched in his first taste of full-season ball, posting a 7:22 BB:K after he managed a much more impressive 37:43 mark through 60 games in the Appy League last year. Vientos should eventually figure things out, and given his age just holding his own at this level would be a solid achievement, but the Mets' No. 4 fantasy prospect is capable of much more than treading water once things begin to click.
Vientos will begin the season with Low-A Columbia, Mike Rosenbaum of MLB.com reports.
The South Atlantic League affiliate is going to be a scouting mecca this year, with Vientos (the Mets' No. 3 fantasy prospect), Ronny Mauricio (No. 4) and Shervyn Newton (No. 5) all manning the infield. Vientos' numbers in the Appy League in 2018 -- .287/.389/.489 with 11 homers and a strong 37:43 BB:K in 60 games -- suggest a future middle-of-the-order hitter once he's ready for the majors in a few years.
Vientos went 3-for-5 with two home runs and seven RBI for Rookie-league Kingsport in Friday's win over Burlington.
The Mets' No. 6 fantasy prospect got a late start to the season but Vientos is finally getting locked in, slugging five of his six homers over the last 10 games and raising his slash line to .259/.331/.466, and he has an encouraging 12:19 BB:K through 29 games. The organization has no reason to rush the 18-year-old up the ladder, but if he continues to punish Appalachian League pitchers, he could make his Low-A debut before the end of the year.
Vientos will remain behind in extended spring training to begin the season, Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com reports.
There's been no word of an injury for the Mets' No. 1 fantasy prospect, but after playing in 51 games at rookie ball last year as a 17-year-old, Vientos won't be rushed. He hit only four homers in 2017, but the power should come as he matures, marking him as a potential impact bat at third base.