Brett Austin Baty graduated from Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas...Hit .615 (59-96) with a nation-leading 19 HR and 50 RBI his senior year...Drew 44 walks to just nine strikeouts in 148 PA (30% BB rate)...Split time as the team’s closer and top starting pitcher, sporting a fastball that tops out at 92 mph...Went 5-1 with three saves, a 0.84 ERA and a .133 BAA...Struck out 79 batters in 41.2 innings...Led the Lake Travis Cavaliers to the 6A state tournament for the second time in school history...Was the winning pitcher in the regional finals, throwing six scoreless innings to qualify for states...Won the Texas Gatorade Player of the Year Award in 2018...Became the first high-school third baseman drafted in the first round by the Mets since David
Wright in 2001...Was a two-year letter-winner on the basketball team, averaging 12.3 points per game, 5.9 rebounds and 1.5 steals as a senior...Originally committed to the University of Texas....Last name is pronounced BAIT-ee...Worked with five-time All-Star Troy Tulowitzki during the off-season...Enters the 2023 season as the No. 33 prospect in the majors overall according to Baseball America...According to MLB Pipeline, he is the Mets' second-best prospect and the No. 21 prospect in the Majors...Favorite baseball movie is Field of Dreams...His secret talent is juggling...Loves to play basketball...Grew up watching the Texas Rangers...His favorite player to watch was Adrián Beltré...Is also a fan of the Dallas Mavericks and Luka Dončić.
Selected to the major league roster on Aug. 17... Appeared in 11 games before suffering a season-ending thumb injury...Homered in his first major league at-bat on Aug. 17 at Atlanta...He is the fifth Met ever to accomplish the feat...Belted his first Citi Field home run on Aug. 26 vs. Colorado...Collected a single in his Citi Field debut on Aug. 25 vs. Colorado...Underwent surgery (performed by Dr. Michelle Carlson) to repair a torn UCL in his right thumb on Sept. 1.
Split his second professional season between High-A Brooklyn and Double-A Binghamton...Was selected to the 2021 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in Denver, Colorado where he went 0-1...Slashed .309/.397/.514 with 14 doubles, seven homers and 34 RBI in 51 games for Brooklyn...Slashed .272/.364/.424 with eight doubles, five homers and 22 RBI in 40 games for Binghamton after he was promoted on July 13...Played for Salt River in the Arizona Fall League... Named Arizona Fall League Player of the Week for the first week of the AFL Season...Named to the AFL Fall Stars Game...Slashed .292/.373/.404 with five doubles, one triple, one homer and 15 RBI in 25 games in the AFL.
Spent part of the season at the New York Mets Alternate Training Site in Brooklyn, NY...Said it was "an awesome advantage" to be able to have a place to play and train after the season was cancelled.
Split his first professional season between three teams, Rookie-Level GCL Mets, Rookie-Level Kingsport and Class-A Brooklyn...Combined to hit.234/.368/.452 with 37 runs, 16 doubles, two triples, seven home runs, 33 RBI and 35 walks in 51 games...Was a member of the Cyclones' playoff push and helped the team win the New York Penn League Championship.