Early Season Prospect Update – Mets

Brett Baty, Binghamton Rumble Ponies. Photo credit Dan Stites, @bookmdanno on Twitter

We are about 30 games into the 2022 MLB and MiLB seasons! Let’s take a look at some of the hot starts the New York Mets prospects are having throughout the levels of the minor leagues.

Triple A: Syracuse Mets (13-20, 9th International League East)

Wyatt Young, 2B/SS (.352 BA / .883 OPS / .408 wOBA / 148 wRC+)

The 2021 15th round draft pick has burst on to the scene, going from Brooklyn to Syracuse in the matter of a week. In 84 plate appearances with Syracuse, the 22-year-old has 25 hits, scored 14 runs and has walked 11 times compared to 13 strikeouts! He has been excellent at getting on base and creating runs as shown from his way above average wOBA and wRC+. As someone who is walking almost as much as he is striking out, as well as spraying the ball to all fields, Wyatt should continue to receive consistent at bats in the lead off position.

Double A: Binghamton Rumble Ponies (10-20, 6th Eastern League East)

Francisco Alvarez, C (.226 BA / .768 OPS / .343 wOBA / 117 wRC+)

Binghamton currently houses the top three prospects on our January New York Mets Top 50 Prospects, including #1 Alvarez. Alvarez has had a mixed start to the season. He has more extra base hits than singles, but batting just .226 so far. The video below is Alvarez showing his explosive power ripping a two run double off the wall in left. Alvarez is worth keeping a close eye on as the season progresses as the future Mets catcher works towards Queens.

Ronny Mauricio, SS (.271 BA / .777 OPS / .345 wOBA / 118 wRC+)
Brett Baty, 3B (.290 BA / .849 OPS / .381 wOBA / 142 wRC+)

The two other stars of Binghamton have been living up to their names with great starts to the season. Mauricio is looking stronger as his career goes on which is great to see, and Baty has looked excellent defensively.

High A: Brooklyn Cyclones (13-15, 4th South Atlantic League North)

Oscar Rojas, P (3-1 / 1.82 ERA in 24.2 IP / 26 SO)

Oscar Rojas, who has been great early for Brooklyn, did not appear on our January list. Rojas, now slowly making a case for himself, has only given up 5 earned runs in 24.2 innings pitched. Batters are having trouble hitting him, evident by a .184 BAA. He has been in control with his pitches sporting a 26:4 K:BB ratio.

Single A: St. Lucie Mets (21-10 1st Florida St League East)

Alex Ramirez, OF (.347 BA / .945 OPS / .433 wOBA / 172 wRC+)

Perhaps the best story in the Mets system right now is the showing of young star, Alex Ramirez. Ramirez is off to an incredible start, putting up huge numbers for the St. Lucie Mets. His .347 batting average currently ranks 3rd (tied with Detroit minor leaguer Carlos Mendoza) in the Florida State League and almost top 10 in the 3 other categories listed. Alex, ranked #7 on our early list at just 19 years old, definitely has the chance to move up the organization ranks if he continues this hot start. Alex, in my opinion, will develop into a tier 1 Mets prospect and I can’t wait to see more as the season goes on.


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