The New York Mets have called up one of the best prospects in their system. The called up Brett Baty from AAA, as per Andy Martino of SNY.
Baty was raking at the AAA level before his call up, hitting .400 with five home runs, 15 RBI and two stolen bases over nine games.
Last season, Baty played 11 games with the Mets. He hit .184 with two home runs and five RBI.
Baty will have an opportunity to supplant starting third baseman Eduardo Escobar. Escobar has hit .167 with a home run and six RBI over the first 13 games of the season. He has more strikeouts (12) than he does hits (5).
Baty is ranked as the second-best prospect in the Mets organization and the 19th-best prospect in all of baseball, as per MLB Pipeline.
Mets infielder Brett Baty. Photo courtsey of Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca