Yesterday, the New York Mets officially called up their second ranked prospect, Brett Baty. The corresponding move was placing OF Tim Locastro on the IL with back spasms.
Baty wasn't selected to the major league roster heading out of Spring Training. It was a questionable move by the Mets, as many believed Baty was ready to break the roster, as he did last season when he made his debut.
Baty didn't start out with the greatest numbers when he made his major league debut. He slashed .184/.244/.342 with 2 home runs and 5 RBIs in a small sample size of just 38 AB. Obviously this isn't the Brett Baty that everyone expects. Baty is an extremely talented youngster who is ready to prove that he belongs in Queens.
Starting off the 2023 MiLB season, he's slashing .400/.500/.886 with 5 home runs and 15 RBIs in 35 AB with AAA Syracuse. Obviously Baty is oozing with talent, but unfortunately, he's competing for a spot on one of the best rosters in baseball.
Last night, Baty had a stat line of 1/4 with an RBI and is batting .250. Baty didn't wow with his stat line but he drove in a run and will most definitely build off of that.
It's a breath of fresh air for Mets and baseball fans to see Baty get another shot at the majors. It's going to be exciting to see what Baty is going to do with this stint with the major league club.