Mets Top Prospect Off To Blistering Hot Start At Spring Training

New York Mets prospect Ronny Mauricio has been making headlines in Grapefruit League games this spring.

Mauricio has been on a tear, hitting three home runs in four games, and leading the Grapefruit League in homers. In Wednesday's game against the Miami Marlins, Mauricio hit a pinch-hit homer that traveled 413 feet, bringing his total spring training homers to 1,276 feet.

While Mauricio's performance is impressive, he is considered a long shot to make the Mets' season-opening roster due to his lack of Triple-A experience and the presence of Francisco Lindor at shortstop. 

Mauricio played 123 games for Double-A Binghamton last year and 46 games for Tigres de Licey over the winter, raising concerns about his workload. Nevertheless, Mauricio was named the Dominican Winter League MVP after putting up impressive offensive numbers.

His performance seems to have carried over to the Grapefruit League this spring, where he has demonstrated a stronger bat, a more discerning eye, and improved defense. Despite making an error in the field, Mauricio has been moving around the infield with more agility and ease. 

The twenty-one-year-old is a long-shot to make the Opening Day roster but, if he keeps this up, you never know what could happen.
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