When the New York Mets drafted Brett Baty with the 12th pick in the 2019 MLB amateur draft, they envisioned the third base prospect to be the type of player with good power and the ability to hit for average.
This year, Baty, the Mets’ No. 4 prospect out of Lake Travis High School in Texas, has slugged a .352 average with one home run, 20 RBI, 12 walks while slashing .453/.479/.932 in 71 at-bats through 20 games to start the season with the High-A Brooklyn Cyclones.
So far, so good. The 20-year-old now has a total of eight long balls to go along with his .392 OBP and .851 OPS in his two seasons of pro ball.
On Tuesday night against the Jersey Shore BlueClaws (Philadelphia), Baty went 3-for-4 with a homer, three RBI, two runs scored and a walk in a 11-5 Brooklyn win.
So, Baty looks the part of a real baseball player with multiple tools. With the weather heating up soon enough, the 6-foot-3, 210-pounder is worth keeping an eye on as he progresses through New York’s farm system.
— Jerry Del Priore