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Are The Mets Young Prospects Enough To Give Fans Hope?

MLB.com’s Anthony Dicomo reported last Wednesday that the Mets are calling up SS/2B Ronny Mauricio to the major leagues.


Mauricio is ranked as the 89th prospect in all of baseball and New York’s No. 4 prospect within the organization according to MLB.com’s prospect rankings.



A Memorable Mets Debut


To begin his major league career, Ronny Mauricio had a series to remember vs. the Seattle Mariners. New York’s new second baseman stole two bases and tallied five hits in just eleven at-bats while accomplishing something that no Met has done so far this season.

Mauricio had 23 home runs so far this year in AAA, so he’s no stranger to hitting the ball with power.


According to SNY contributor Garrett Stepien, the Mets' young prospect said the following in regard to his first taste of major league action, "Since the very moment they called me to tell me that I would be up here, I said, 'You know what? Let's go out there, let's go have fun because these first moments don't happen twice.' So I just want to continue to go out there, continue to play -- to play well and try to help the team win."


Youth Takeover


Ronny Mauricio was not the only prospect that the Mets called up to the major leagues last week. Since being demoted in early August this season, Brett Baty has also been reintroduced to the big leagues during these September call-ups.


Throughout all of their respective stints with the Mets this season, they have been coined by the media/fanbase as the “Baby Mets.” Now with Baty and Mauricio joining Franciso Alvarez and Mark Vientos in Queens, this makes it the first time that these four prospects are on the major league roster all at the same time.



Closing Thoughts


One positive for the Mets selling at this year’s deadline was that they completely rejuvenated their farm system. New York has created more flexibility in regard to how they will re-tool this roster moving forward.


Having all these young players in the organization will benefit New York in terms of how they will approach the next couple of years. One of the team’s main concerns will be deciding which players they choose to hold onto, compared to the ones that they may trade away.


From World Series contenders to sellers, it’s a shame and embarrassing that this season went in the direction that it did this year. With that being said, the team is where they are now with only the future in their sights.



 

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