The Mets promoted Baty on Thursday from their rookie-level Kingsport affiliate to short-season Brooklyn.
The 12th overall pick in June's first-year player draft, Baty will move on to his third different affiliate after slashing .236/.355/.461 between stops with Kingsport and the Mets' Gulf Coast League affiliate. The third baseman will provide Brooklyn with some reinforcement for its postseason run, which should provide some meaningful experience for the 19-year-old as he prepares for a likely assignment to a full-season affiliate in 2020.
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.