Brett Baty Mets Call

The Mets are immersing themselves in their talented prospect pool by calling up No. 2 prospect Brett Baty, a source told MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo on Tuesday. The club has not confirmed the move.

The 22-year old third baseman, who is expected to be active on Wednesday, was recently promoted to Triple-A Syracuse and has had a strong start there with a .364/.462/.364 slash in six games at that level. He flashed his pop in Double-A Binghamton with 19 home runs in 89 games for the promotion.

With Eduardo Escobar battling through some tightness on the side – he was scratched out of Tuesday’s starting line-up – and utility infielder Luis Guillorme out for several weeks, the Mets needed depth in the infield. With Baty getting the call, it seems more likely that Escobar will need time on the injured list, which is quickly becoming busy for the Mets after Carlos Carrasco was also sidelined on Tuesday with a left oblique strain.

Baty was the club’s first round draft pick in 2019 and was taken with the number 12 overall pick. He has a smooth left-handed swing and power potential, and his defense has improved at third base. After moving to Triple-A, Baty spoke to MLB.com about expectations of being one step away from the Majors.

“It could happen at any moment, [and] they’re making a playoff push, which is always nice to see up there,” said Baty. “If… [getting called up] happens, I would go there and do the same thing I do down here: go through my day job and try to be the best baseball player I can be for the team, and score points and win ball games.”

Baty now gets that chance with a Mets team trying to fend off the Braves in the hunt for the NL East title.

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