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Mauricio cranks homer in 4-RBI day

May 22, 2022

Welcome to the Mets prospect update, where you’ll find news, promotions and standout performances, all year long.

Álvarez, Baty lead the way on Opening Day

April 8, 2022

When the Binghamton Rumble Ponies announced that the Mets’ prospect big three of Francisco Álvarez, Brett Baty and Ronny Mauricio would start their seasons at Double-A, the excitement among Mets fans was palpable. The Mets’ top three prospects answered to the hype on Opening Day, batting 2-3-4 in the Rumble

Here's where the Mets' Top 30 prospects are starting '22

April 8, 2022

With the Minor League season opening this week, here's where the Mets’ Top 30 prospects are projected to start:

Brooklyn to Citi Field a lifelong journey for this Mets prospect

March 29, 2022

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The reunion took place last Aug. 3, about a 20-minute drive from Jaylen Palmer’s home in Canarsie, Brooklyn. Palmer’s mother, Loren, made the short trek, carrying a bright yellow sign with lettering that read: “Welcome home Jaylen.” Palmer’s father, who had shared so many car

Meow the Mets: Camp kitten finds new home

March 22, 2022

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- When Mets prospect Josh Walker rolled into Clover Park early Monday morning, he noticed something out of the ordinary: His car was meowing. Curious, Walker popped the hood and was shocked to find a small, black-and-white kitten, maybe 8-10 months old, nestled underneath the engine.

Mets' Baty dishes on Big Apple, versatility and expectations in '22

March 21, 2022

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Brett Baty is a big deal in the prospect world. The Mets slugger was just named the top third-base prospect in baseball by MLB Pipeline and jumped to No. 27 on our Top 100. But here at Clover Park, he’s a 22-year-old non-roster invitee with

Baty, Vientos look to make mark in big Citi

March 21, 2022

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Mets director of player development Kevin Howard has an official line when it comes to Minor League assignments midway through March. “Everybody's a candidate for everything,” he said. That’s understandable when Minor League Opening Day remains three weeks away and Minor League Spring Training games

Here are the Mets' 2022 Top 30 Prospects

March 20, 2022

One Big Three is still representing the five boroughs anyway. Last year, Francisco Álvarez, Brett Baty and Ronny Mauricio drew comparisons to Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden during their respective times playing in Brooklyn. The Nets trio has since broken up, but the Mets one certainly hasn’t. New

'21 Draft pick Calvin Ziegler turning heads at Mets camp

March 3, 2022

NEW YORK -- No American baseball scouts were filtering over the northern border during the spring of 2021, due to the Canadian COVID-19 lockdown that closed the country to nonessential traffic. So Calvin Ziegler had a choice: stay in Canada, essentially forcing teams to scout him solely on video, or

Allan leaning on fellow Mets prospect Ginn during TJ rehab

February 21, 2022

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Shortly after receiving his diagnosis of a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament last May, and once he had called his parents to deliver the news, No. 4 Mets prospect Matt Allan reached out to fifth-ranked J.T. Ginn. Drafted the year after Allan, Ginn had already

Baty 'looking forward to the journey' to MLB

February 20, 2022

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Brett Baty knelt on a back field late Sunday morning, scooping up baseballs that an instructor bounced in his direction. At 6-foot-3, Baty plucked them off the turf with ease, showcasing the type of rangy wingspan that a third baseman needs. That Baty might not

Álvarez on cusp, 'ready' for MLB debut

February 18, 2022

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- At age 20, Francisco Álvarez is, realistically, more than a year away from the Majors. Álvarez has never played above Class A ball. He has amassed fewer than 600 plate appearances as a professional. He is also one of the more talented prospects in professional

Visit Syracuse's NBT Bank Stadium 

November 18, 2021

Welcome to NBT Bank Stadium, where the potatoes are salty and the beer selections plentiful. Enjoy a night of baseball in the fair state of New York, in close proximity to the wonderment of the New York State Fair.

Mets' Baty drills three hits in perfect night

November 12, 2021

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The only thing that could stop Mets third base prospect Brett Baty on Friday night was an innings limit. With Salt River’s game against Peoria shortened to seven innings, Baty was in the on-deck circle in the bottom of the sixth when the Brewers’ Weston Wilson struck

In AFL, Baty showcasing big potential 

October 27, 2021

This could be Brett Baty’s moment. Or latest moment, anyway. Coming off a successful first season at High-A Brooklyn and Double-A Binghamton, the Mets’ No. 2 prospect (MLB 45) has been suiting up for Salt River in the Arizona Fall League, where he could solidify his place as one of

Standout Mets prospects from the '21 season

October 19, 2021

NEW YORK -- While it’s true that the Mets’ farm system remains a work in progress, significant developments across the organization changed the landscape in 2021. Outside of Matt Allan, who underwent Tommy John surgery in May, the Mets’ highest-ranked prospects all enjoyed success throughout the summer -- from blue-chippers

Baty's rise reflected in new prospects list

August 20, 2021

LOS ANGELES -- Brett Baty’s hot first full Minor League season has him shooting up MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects lists just as fast as he’s rocketing through the Mets’ farm system. Baty jumped from No. 94 on Pipeline’s preseason list to No. 49 on its midseason update released on

Baty drills 3 extra-base hits, including 2 HRs

August 12, 2021

On Wednesday, Brett Baty snapped a nine-game hit streak with an 0-for-4 performance. On Thursday, he started a new streak in emphatic fashion. MLB's No. 70 overall prospect drilled two home runs and added a double to drive in four of Double-A Binghamton's 10 runs in its win over Hartford.

Top prospect Álvarez just misses cycle

August 7, 2021

After riding an early season hot streak throughout May that brought a promotion to Brooklyn and an impressive June, Mets top prospect Francisco Álvarez experienced some of the perils playing a full season of baseball will bring. He hit .189 in July and began August 1-for-14 through his first five

Álvarez flexes pair of homers for Cyclones

July 31, 2021

Francisco Alvarez didn't just extend his hitting streak to five games on Saturday -- the 19-year-old put a little swag on it.

Rocker's elbow an issue for Mets (sources)

July 27, 2021

NEW YORK -- The Mets are at risk of not signing their top Draft pick after Kumar Rocker’s physical showed an elbow issue, according to multiple sources briefed on the situation. The Mets have not confirmed any details of Rocker's physical. Rocker, the No. 10 overall pick in the Draft

Baty homers, drives in 6 in 4-for-4 game

July 24, 2021

Getting the call up to a higher level of baseball is always an exciting time for any player, but it does not always immediately go as planned. For Mets No. 4 prospect Brett Baty, adjusting to a new level of baseball took time, but he arrived with a career-best performance

Mets Draft: David; Jordan; Fairfield players

July 13, 2021

NEW YORK -- Before becoming a Mets draftee with big league aspirations, Levi David could have been an Olympic swimmer. A Texas state champion in the 50-yard freestyle event, David’s personal best time was 20.4 seconds -- mere tenths off the minimum needed to qualify for the Olympic trials. Given

Source: Szapucki to have surgery, out for '21

July 13, 2021

NEW YORK -- The Mets’ pitching staff absorbed another blow this week, when Thomas Szapucki underwent season-ending ulnar transposition surgery on his left elbow, according to multiple sources. The Mets haven't announced the news, but team officials expect Szapucki, the organization’s 10th-ranked prospect, to be ready for Spring Training. The

Mets draft prep RHP Ziegler, load up on arms

July 12, 2021

The Mets’ elation over landing Kumar Rocker with the No. 10 overall pick in the Draft on Sunday had not even begun to fade by the time team officials returned to their Port St. Lucie, Fla., complex for Day 2 of the event Monday afternoon. Much business still awaited, particularly