New York Mets Cut Two Top Prospects From Spring Roster

Neither top prospect will make the Opening Day roster.

The New York Mets have made the decision to option infielders Mark Vientos and Brett Baty to their Triple-A Syracuse team, despite their strong performances during Grapefruit League games.

Vientos, who hit .278 with two home runs and 11 runs batted in over 54 plate appearances, and Baty, who hit .325 with one home run, six RBI, and two stolen bases over 50 plate appearances, were not able to secure a spot on the Opening Day roster due to the presence of established players ahead of them on the depth chart.

However, both Vientos and Baty are expected to be valuable assets for the Mets later in the 2023 season.

If the team needs a boost in offense against left-handed pitching or in case of any injuries, Vientos could earn a call-up.

Similarly, if Eduardo Escobar struggles during the regular season, Baty could have the opportunity to showcase his skills.

Baty is the Mets' No. 2 prospect and Vientos is the No. 8 ranked prospect for the organization.

Although it may be disappointing for both players to start the season in Triple-A, they will have the chance to continue to develop their skills and prove themselves for a future call-up to the Mets. Photo Credit:  Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports