MetsJunkies MiLB Recap: Baty and Alvarez Homer in Cyclones Win

Syracuse Mets (8-17)

The Syracuse Mets lost on a walk off from Bradley Roney. The Bisons beat the Syracuse Mets 3-2.

Patrick Mazeika made his AAA debut, going 2 for 4 with a RBI. Martin Cervenka went 3 for 3 and Drew Jackson collected 2 hits.

Jesus Reyes had his best start of the year, going 6 innings of 2 run (1 earned) ball.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (5-19)

Binghamton collected just their 5th win, after beating the Fisher Cats 6-4.

Manny Rodriguez went 2 for 4 with 2 runs batted in. The Rumble Ponies collected just 3 RBI’s out of their 6 total runs.

Tony Dibrell pitched well over 6 innings of work. Dibrell allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 4 hits with 2 walks. His ERA now stands at 3.24.

Yeizo Campos pitched 2 hitless innings in relief to help the Rumble Ponies to the victory.

Brooklyn Cyclones (8-14)

The Cyclones beat the BlueClaws 11-5 behind their power bats. Brett Baty collected 3 hits, including his first homerun of the year. Baty drove in three and is now hitting .343 with a .929 OPS

Francisco Alvarez clobbered one to dead center for a 2 run homer of his own. Joe Genord and Adrian Hernandez also homered for the Cyclones.

Jose Butto pitched well in his second straight strong outing, allowing 3 runs in 5.1 innings. Butto allowed just 3 hits, striking out 5. Colby Morris struck out 4 in 1.2 innings in relief.

St. Lucie Mets (16-9)

The St. Lucie Mets got shutout by the Mighty Mussels 1-0.

The St. Lucie Mets collected just 2 hits, both from Joe Suozzi.

Oscar Rojas had his best outing of the year going 5 scoreless innings. He allowed just 2 hits and 2 walks, with 4 strikeouts.

Matt Cleveland kept his scoreless streak going with a scoreless eight.

Photo by: Andrew Gold

MetsJunkies MiLB Recap: Baty Keeps Hitting.

Syracuse Mets (3-13)

The Syracuse Mets lost against the IronPigs 8-4 on Friday. J.D. Davis went 0 for 3 with a walk in his latest rehab game. J.D. played first and made an error. Overall the Syracuse Mets collected just 5 hits in the loss.

Jesus Reyes got the start and went 5 innings of 4 run ball (3ER). Lugo went an inning allowing an unearned run, walking 2 and striking out 1. Aroldis Vizcaino pitched 2 scoreless, striking out 4.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (1-14)

Another day, another Rumble Ponies loss. The Ponies lost 5-4 on another walk off loss. Riley Gilliam allowed the winning run to score in the ninth.

The Rumble Ponies got homeruns from David Rodriguez, Carlos Cortes and Walter Lagrange. Luke Rennie got the start and allowed a run in 5.2 innings. The bullpen couldn’t held the lead.

Brooklyn Cyclones (6-9)

The Cyclones beat the Renegades 4-1 behind another strong outing from Josh Walker who went 6 innings of one run ball. Eric Orze got the save with 2 perfect innings, striking out 3.

Brett Baty kept his great start going with another 2 for 4 day. The former first round pick is hitting .396 with a .983 OPS. He drove in two of the Cyclones 4 runs.

St. Lucie Mets (12-4)

While the other minor league teams struggle, the St. Lucie Mets keep winning. Even without a major Leaguer on rehab on the hill, the St. Lucie Mets beat the Palm Beach Cardinals 8-4.

Joander Suarez got the start allowing 3 runs over 4 innings of work. Sammy and Willy Taveras combined to pitch 3 scoreless innings.

Francisco Alvarez went 0 for 3, but walked 3 times, to keep his OBP up. Saunders and Kleszcz had two hits in the win.

Photo by: Brooklyn Cyclones Twitter

MetsJunkies MiLB Recap: Offensive Explosion in Brooklyn Behind Baty Strong Day

Syracuse Mets (2-12)

The depleted Syracuse Mets lost their 6th in a row on Wednesday in a blow out 16-1 loss to the IronPigs. J.D. Davis collected a hit in his rehab stint. Drew Ferguson collected 3 hits.

Yamamoto pitched two innings, before leaving the game. Most likely because the Mets will bring him up to pitch this weekend. The bullpen struggled with Oscar de la Cruz allowing the most runs (6 earned).

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (1-12)

The Rumble Ponies lost to the SeaWolves 5-4, besides outhitting the opposition 11-7.

Shortstop Yoel Romero collected 3 hits and an RBI. He is hitting .448 with a 1129 OPS. Mark Vientos collected 2 hits and a RBI, improving his average to .178 with a .591 OPS.

Tony Dibrell pitched 4 strong innings, allowing just 1 run on 2 hits, striking out 5. Andrew Mitchell allowed 2 runs in the bottom of the ninth for the blown save/loss.

Brooklyn Cyclones (5-8)

The Brooklyn Cyclones blow out the Renegades 14-0. Brett Baty was the big man going 4 for 5 with a double and 4 runs batted in. Baty is hitting. 425 with a 1070 OPS.

Ronny Mauricio extended his hitting streak to 11 with a double in 5 at bats. Joe Genord and Jake Mangum had big games as well.

Oscar Rojas pitched well for four scoreless innings. Bryce Montes de Oca kept his scoreless inning streak going with a scoreless ninth.

St. Lucie Mets (10-4)

The St. Lucie Mets stayed hot with help from reinforcements on rehab assignments. Noah Syndergaard got the start and was great for 4 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit, no walks and striking out 5.

After Noah the St. Lucie Mets struggled to held a big lead, but just did enough, winning 11-8. Zack Ashford and Matt Dyer collected two hits, Warren Saunders drove in three and Jaylen Palmer scored 3 runs.

Photo by: Brooklyn Cyclones Twitter

MetsJunkies MiLB Recap: Mauricio Homers in Third Straight Game

Syracuse Mets (1-6)

After an opening day win, the Syracuse Mets have lost 6 in a row, losing to the Worcester Red Sox 8-5.

Jake Hager kept his hot hitting going with a 3 for 5 game. He is hitting .414 in the early going. Khalil Lee had a good game going 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Catchers Deivy Grullón and Hunter Cervenka homered in the loss.

Former Red Jesus Reyes got the start and allowed 3 runs over 5.2 innings of work. Reyes struck out 6 but allowed 2 homeruns that cost him. Stephen Tarpley was awful again allowing 3 runs while recording one out. His 40 man roster spot is in serious jeopardy with his 67.50 ERA. Zamora allowed 2 runs (1 earned) in 2 innings in relief as his tough start continues.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (0-6)

The Ponies struggled continued with a 5-0 loss to the Curve. Binghamton collected just one hit in the loss. Sebastian Elizalde collected the only hit, a single. Mark Vientos struggled continued with a Golden Sombrero.

Tyler Megill got his second start and was good once again. The 2018 8th round pick threw 5 scoreless innings, with 7 strikeouts. The righty now has 17 strikeouts in 10 innings of work

Brooklyn Cyclones (3-3)

The Cyclones got back to .500 with a 6-1 victory to the Drive. Mauricio homered for his third straight game, going 1 for 5. Baty stayed hot with a 2 for 4 game with a double and 2 RBIs. Baty is hitting .471 with a 1331 OPS.

Josh Walker collected his second win going 5 innings of one run ball. The 26 year old lefty struck out 7. His ERA stands at 0.90. Dan Goggin pitched two hitless innings with 4 strikeouts and Nick MacDonald closed out the win with 2 scoreless of his own.

St. Lucie Mets (5-2)

The St. Lucie Mets improved to 5-2 with a 4-2 victory. Francisco Alvarez had another great game going 3 for 4 in the win. Alvarez is hitting .571 over the first 7 games of the year.

Luis Moreno pitched 3.2 hitless innings with 4 walks, an unearned run and 6 strikeouts. Cam Opp followed with 3.1 innings, were he allowed an unearned run, allowing 3 hits and 3 walks with 5 strikeouts.

Colby Morris and Reyson Santos closed out the win with a scoreless frame apiece.

Photo by: Mets Twitter

MetsJunkies MILB Recap: Mauricio and Alvarez Homer

Syracuse Mets (1-3)

The Syracuse Mets lost a rain shortened game by a 7-3 final score. Cervenka hit another homerun and is now hitting an even .500 with a .1931 OPS.

Daniel Zamora allowed 7 runs over 2.1 innings in a start. Szapucki made his AAA debut with 3.2 scoreless innings, allowing 7 baserunners while striking out 5.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (0-4)

The Binghamton Rumble Ponies dropped to 0 and 4 after an 8-3 loss to the RubberDucks on Friday. Offensively the Rumble Ponies couldn’t collect much extra base hits as Jeremy Vasquez collected the only one in the loss (double).

On the pitching end the Rumble Ponies got a bad Mets organizational debut from 26 year old Adam Oller who allowed 5 earned in 2 innings. Joseph Zanghi had his second outing were he allowed 3 runs, after his opening day blown save. 2018 14th rounder Andrew Mitchell pitched 2.1 scoreless in the loss.

Brooklyn Cyclones (1-3)

The Cyclones lost to the Tourists 13-7 in jet another high scoring affair. The Cyclones have allowed 24 runs over the last 2 games against the Tourists.

Ronny Mauricio had a terrific game going 3 for 5 with a homerun, 2 doubles and four runs batted in. A big game for one of the Mets big prospects.

Another Mets prospects has been preforming well is Brett Baty. He collected another 2 hit game going 2 for 4 with a 2 RBIs, having a .1324 OPS. Both him and Mauricio have an OPS above .1300.

Jaison Vilera got the start and went 3 innings allowing 9 runs (7 earned). The Cyclones made 6 errors behind the pitchers which obviously didn’t help. Baty, Mauricio and Tiberi made 2 errors a piece.

St. Lucie Mets (3-1)

The St. Lucie Mets improved to 3-1 with a win 7-4 against the Hammerheads. Mets top prospect Francisco Alvarez had a big game going 2 for 3 with a homer, double and 2 walks.

Junior Santos and Justin Lasko combined for the first 7 innings allowing 4 runs (3 earned) combined. Willy Taveras and Reyson Santos shut down the door for the St. Lucie Mets.

Photo by: St. Lucie Mets twitter

Mets reassign 19 to MiLB camp

The Mets have made their first round of cuts today, reassigning 19 players to MiLB camp. The list of players include:

  • Matt Allan (RHP)
  • J.T. Ginn (RHP)
  • Harol Gonzalez (RHP)
  • Oscar De La Cruz (RHP)
  • Ryley Gilliam (RHP)
  • Trevor Hildenberger (RHP)
  • Tylor Megill (RHP)
  • Stephen Nogosek (RHP)
  • Marcel Renteria (RHP)
  • Jared Robinson (RHP)
  • Tom Windle (LHP)
  • Francisco Alvarez (C)
  • Pete Crow-Armstrong (CF)
  • Brett Baty (3B)
  • Drew Ferguson (OF)
  • Ronny Mauricio (SS)
  • Nick Meyer (C)
  • Heyden Senger (C)
  • Mark Vientos (3B)

The Mets now have a total of 53 players in Major League camp.

Players I look forward to this Spring (the obvious picks)

First Spring Training game is little over a week away. On Monday, March 1, the Mets will face the Miami Marlins as baseball is back. During Spring Training, I like to see what the Mets prospects have in store and how they fair against some of the MLB players, upper level players or high level prospects from other teams. So who to look for this spring.

In the first article I will mention some of the obvious players that the Mets should look for, the prospects names that most fans should know. I’m not going to give a scouting reports, just mentioning what I look for.

Fransisco Alvarez:

Fransisco Alvarez, the 19 year old catcher most fans see as the next big thing behind the plate. The Mets signed James McCann, in hope with Alvarez being ready at the end of McCann his contract.

Alvarez will have a lot of time to develop, as he should. I’m curious to see his power ability and his defense. Alvarez is seen as an all around catcher in the future, but if he is able to hit for some pop against high level pitching, that would be impressive. If not, it’s obviously not a deal breaker.

Ronny Mauricio:

Mauricio has had some at bats in spring training before and did well. If I remember correctly we haven’t seen him play the field yet, so that’s my main focus with Mauricio. How does he handle being the main guy in the infield at short. How can he learn from the best to improve. Also would like to see him drive the ball and utilize his speed this spring to see all assets of his game.

Matt Allan:

Matt Allan is for real. His stuff is for real and can’t wait to see hitters respond to it. I don’t really care if his command is somewhat off, I just want to see how his stuff moves. If he is able to get hitters to be late or look bad on his breaking ball, I would be very happy. He is my main attraction this spring and can’t wait to see him.

Pete Crow-Armstrong:

If I think about a prospect that wouldn’t have a lot of nerves, it’s PCA. I think he would thrive on the field and shows all he can. I’m very excited to see his defense and I hope he gets opportunities to show his skills there. With the bat I look forward to watch his bat to ball skill. Is he able to show his skill against tougher pitching?

Brett Baty:

Power, all Power. Baty will have his fair share of swing and miss in his game, especially adjusting to the game level in ST. I expect him to have a hard time this spring but that’s alright. He can see what he needs to work on to utilize his power bat as he climbs thru the minors. Also, learning from a guy like Pete Alonso can help a lot.

Mark Vientos:

For me it’s an interesting name. Baty is mostly seen as the higher upside prospects at third, but what about Vientos? I think Vientos is the type of player that can perform better this spring than Baty. More ball to bat skills for Vientos and better defense. Maybe he can put his name more in Mets fans mind as the future third baseman?

Next segment will be under the radar prospects, who I like to see.

Mets Talked to Oakland A’s About 3B Matt Chapman

It is no secret that the Mets are shopping JD Davis for an upgrade at 3B. Names like Eugenio Suarez and Kris Bryant have been floating around on twitter but according to a tweet by Craig Carton from WFAN “Carton and Roberts”, the Mets have also contacted Oakland about Matt Chapman.

Lets not get too excited! The chances of the Mets landing Chapman are very low. I do not see any reason why the A’s would be willing to part with him and if the two clubs were to agree to something, I expect it to be quite a haul. Let’s assume that the Mets were to trade JD Davis, they would probably need to include a top prospect in the mix in order to balance it out.

As you can see, the total value is off by almost 17 points. I used Mauricio who has the highest value in the farm as the Mets #1 prospect and it is not enough. However, if the Mets were to include their #3 prospect Brett Baty as well it would bring the value just slightly over the top.

It would appear to be a slight overpay on the Mets part, however, in order to secure a high caliber 3B like Chapman, it would be totally worth it. Of course this would go against the mentality that Steve Cohen said he wanted the Mets to approach. He said that he wants the Mets to pursue moving forward on retaining farm assets, but if for some reason they are able to convince Oakland to a trade, I am sure Cohen would not mind.

Why am I so High on Chapman?

Chapman’s Statcast numbers are off the charts! His career average exit velocity is at 93.6 mph! Since 2018 he has ranked in the top 4 percentile in Exit Velo and top 8 percentile in Hard Hit %. He’s an absolute monster with the bat. He exceeds the MLB average in almost every category! The thing that makes him so appealing is not only that he can swing the bat like a beast, but he can also play some very good defense at 3B. Since the inception of statcast in 2015, Chapman has ranked 2nd to Nolan Arenado in outs above average for 3B.

Here comes the best part, Matt Chapman is under team control through 2023! He is currently making $6,490,000 for 2021 and has 2 arbitration years to follow.

Again, I think that Oakland would be insane to trade a stud like Matt Chapman. However, if Scott is able to convince them to a deal, I would not be upset with giving up the Maurico and Baty along with Davis to make it happen. Just the very thought of having Lindor and Chapman in the same infield seems like a fantasy!

Mets 2021 Farm System Rankings According to The Athletic and Baseball America

The Rankings

Today Keith Law and Baseball America both revealed their 2021 MLB Farm system rankings but do not get too excited! According to Keith Law from the Athletic, the Mets farm system ranked 19th overall. Law also expressed that, had the Mets not traded away so many prospects (mainly Jarred Kelenic for Cano and Diaz) they may have been a top-10 farm system. Baseball America ranked the Mets farm system 23rd overall also mirroring what Law said about the Mets system being thin due to all of the previous trades in the last three seasons.

Why so low?

The Mets have a very weak farm system at the advance (AA and AAA) levels which caused them to fall back. While they do have a very talented pool of low minor players, we have not yet seen what they are capable of doing just yet. There is lot of raw talent in the low minors with high ceiling and I expect by this time next year, the Mets will be ranked much higher (12-15 range).

Notable Prospects traded from 2018 – Present

  • December 3, 2018 – RHP Justin Dunn and OF Jarred Kelenic to SEA for Cano and Diaz
  • January 5, 2019- RHP Adam Hill to MIL for Keon Broxton
  • July 28, 2019- LHP Anthony Kay and RHP Simeon Woods-Richardson to TOR for Stroman
  • December 5, 2019- LHP Blake Taylor and OF Kenedy Corona to HOU for Marisnick
  • August 2, 2020- RHP Jordan Humphreys to SF for Billy Hamilton
  • August 5, 2020- RHP Steven Villines to TEX for Ariel Jurado
  • August 31, 2020- RHP Ryder Ryan to TEX for Frazier
  • August 31, 2020- LHP Kevin Smith to BAL for Castro
  • January 7, 2020- RHP Josh Wolf and OF Isaiah Greene to CLE for Lindor and Carrasco

Mets top 10 right now (Baseball America rankings)

  1. C Francisco Alvarez ETA 2023
  2. SS Ronny Mauricio ETA 2022
  3. RHP Matt Allan ETA 2023
  4. OF Pete Crow-Armstrong ETA 2023
  5. 3B Brett Baty ETA 2022
  6. 3B Mark Vientos ETA 2022
  7. RHP JT Ginn ETA 2023
  8. LHP David Peterson in MLB
  9. RHP Junior Santos ETA 2022
  10. OF Alex Ramirez ETA 2024

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Top 10 Mets Prospects Entering the 2021 Season

Many people would agree that Brodie did some damage to the farm by trading pieces like Anthony Kay, Simeon Woods-Richardson, and Kevin Smith to name a few. The name that sticks out the most is OF Jarred Kelenic (who appears to gain muscle mass for every Cano strikes out or Diaz blows a save) as BVW failed to make the playoffs in 2019 and embarrassingly in 2020 during the expanded playoffs. Mets fans find themselves with little to no familiarity with the players that are currently left. Have no fear! I am here to help you get to meet the farm.

The Mets have a very interesting farm system that is loaded with players under the age of 20 with a lot of upside. While there is currently no super star hype in the farm like we seen with Jared Kelenic, there are a few names with All-star potential and break out candidates. I will go over the current top 10 prospects as ranked by MLB.com and add some of my own feedback. Please note that Andres Gimenez does not appear on the MLB.com top 10 list which I strongly disagree with.

The List (according to MLB.com)

  1. Ronny Mauricio, SS, 19 y/o
  2. Francisco Alvarez, C, 18 y/o
  3. Brett Baty, 3B, 20 y/o
  4. Matt Alan, RHP, 19 y/o
  5. Pete Crow-Armstrong (PCA), OF, 19 y/o
  6. J.T. Ginn, RHP, 19 y/o
  7. Mark Vientos, 3B, 20 y/o
  8. Thomas Szapucki, LHP, 24 y/o
  9. Josh Wolf, RHP, 20 y/o
  10. Isiah Greene, OF, 19 y/o
  1. Ronny Mauricio- The switch hitting shortstop is listed at 6’4 and has shown advance feel for the game for his age. He has the ability to hit at all sides of the field but currently has a very high ground ball rate. Once his body taps into his projected frame he should elevate the balls and hit them hard enough to become a power hitting threat that can hit for average. If he is able to learn to cut down on his K rates and improve his walk to earn a respectable OBP rate, he could be an All Star at SS or 3B. ETA 2022
  2. Francisco Alvarez- The most exciting C prospect the Mets have had since acquiring Travis d’Arnaud in the RA Dickey trade to Toronto after the 2012 season. He destroyed Rookie league at the age of 17 during the 2019 season by slashing a combined .312/.407/.510 (combined Gulf coast and Appalachian League) in 182 plate appearances while walking 21 times and only striking out 37 times. Also, he projects to be an above average defender that can control the running game. We’ll have to wait and see how he continues to develop but if the Mets but he makes a compelling argument for why the Mets should NOT lock up JT Realmuto to a long term, expensive contract. ETA 2023
  3. Brett Baty- Raw power! The left hand hitting youngster is projected to move quickly through the system due to his age and ability to hit. While he is expected to be an average defender at 3B, he comes well equipped with an arm that will allow him to throw lasers across diamond. While he sported a respectable .234 batting average in 2019, scouts believe that he is an advance hitter who can hit well and lay off curve balls. I’ve read about his bat being compared to all kinds of great hitters such as Christian Yelich, Joey Votto, and MLB analyst Harold Reynolds even went as far to compare it to “Freddie Freeman but with power!” ETA 2022
  1. Matthew Alan- Before I get into the nerdy stuff, I have to mention that Alan was ranked #13 on MLB.com draft prospects in 2019 but was selected by the NYM in the 3rd round with the 89th overall selection! How? Teams know that Alan had very strong commitments to the University of Florida and that he was slotted to receive a high value bonus which deterred teams from selecting him early. The Mets decided to spend big on the first three rounds while loading up with cheap college options the rest of the draft. Some scouts feel that the 19 year old has the ceiling of an ace or no. 2 starter. His fastball can usually hit the mid 90s and top sat 97 and he throws a mean 12-6 curveball which is his bread and butter. He does not throw his change-up too often but scouts believe that he can develop that into a third plus pitch. ETA 2023
  2. Pete Crow-Armstrong- Fun fact, both of his parents are actors. His mother, Ashley Crow, has multiple appearances on television. She has appeared on Heroes, Law and Order, Turks, and Supernatural. Her biggest role came in the movie “Little Big League” (1994) where she played Jenny Heywood. PCA was selected in the first round (19th overall) in the 2020 draft. He might have been the top high school player in the 2020 draft class and has started for USA Baseball’s 18U national team two years in a row. Some scouts think that he does not project to be a power hitter, more of a hit and run kind of outfielder with solid contact and speed. He can pick up speed quickly, so is expected to be a stolen base threat and an above average defender with great instinct. There are other scouts who say that he does posses raw power and will exceed the projections. There are some holes in his swing but if he is able to tap into power and improve his swing, his stock can sore to the top of prospect lists. ETA 2023
  3. J.T. Ginn- Originally selected out of HS in the first-round (30th overall) by the Dodgers in the 2018 draft. He turned it down because he believed that they could not meet his demands. The Mets selected (and signed) Ginn in the second-round (52nd overall) of the 2020 draft. His stock sank due to a season-ending TJ surgery after his Freshman year at Mississippi State. The Mets decided to gamble on his health and took a shot at his upside, as he has two potentially plus-plus pitches in his fastball that touches 99MPH and his impressive slider. He also commands a decent changeup as well. ETA 2023
  4. Mark Vientos- Vientos had a great 2018 season in the Appy league for Kingsport where he slashed .287/.389/.489 walking 37 times and striking out 43 times in 262 plate appearance at the age of 18. However, he took a large step back in 2019 in his A league debut or the Fireflies where in 454 plate appearances, he slashed .255/.300/.411 while walking 22 times and striking out 110 times. Power is what makes Viento’s stand out. He’s been described as a fringy 3B defensively but his plus-power bat could place him in the middle of the line up at the MLB level. ETA 2022
  5. Thomas Szapucki- I have been a fan of Szapucki since the Mets drafted him in 2015. He has an above average curveball, sneaky fastball, and a decent changeup that he mixes up up and down the strike zone generating plenty of Ks. Unfortunately, he has had issues staying healthy. He has never logged more than 70 IP in his minor league career. It is hard to envision him sticking into a rotation, but he has the tools to be a threat out of the bullpen. For more info on Szapucki, please see here ETA 2021
  6. Josh Wolf- Another great arm added by the Mets during the 2019 draft with strong college commitment. He was drafted in the 2nd round (53 overall). Stop me if you heard this one before, he possess two plus pitches in his fastball and curveball and also throws a decent changeup that has some back end movement. In 8 innings pitched, Wolf has generated a 12 K and only has allowed 1 BB. He is going to definitely be a prospect that I would keep an eye on entering the 2021 season. ETA 2023
  7. Isaiah Greene- The Mets gained the 2020 69th overall pick (2nd round compensation pick) after Zack Wheeler decline the qualifying offer and signed with the Phillies. With that pick the Mets selected Greene who has been compared to Garret Anderson and Michael Brantley because of his smooth lefthanded swing that generates hard contact. He is a plus runner who is projected to hit around .300 while developing power with his frame. He can develop into a 5 tool player if he can improve his arm and instincts at CF, but scouts have him eventually moving to corner OF. I am very excited to see what he can do and hope that he can fill the void left in my heart after the Mets traded Jarred Kelenic. ETA 2024

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