The New York Mets have had a great prospect in catcher, Francisco Alvarez, for quite sometime. There is no doubt that Alvarez has all the tools to be a top catcher in baseball. Something that he would like to achieve in Flushing Queens. Alvarez is reportedly interested in discussing a long-term contract extension, per Tim Healey of Newsday.
The 22-year old catcher first made his MLB debut in 2022. Alvarez has shown flashes of success as he hopes to be with the major league club the entirety of 2024. Alvarez slashed .209/.284/.437 with 25 home runs and 63 RBI. His defense has improved significantly since Alvarez first came up and shows promise of even more improvement.
Per former Mets and Orioles GM, Jim Duquette, he believes "$60-70 million dollar range over 6 years [with 2 club options] that would take Alvarez to his age 28-29 season I think the Mets should do, I think Alvarez would sign in a heartbeat"
Francisco Alvarez has headlined multiple lists of top prospects in the game for quite a few years now. Alvarez is learning the game as he goes. Getting the consistency in 2023 was crucial for him. So crucial that he could see himself in a Mets uniform long term.