New York Mets Top Prospect Called Up; "Too Good To Ignore"

The New York Mets had been a little protective thus far this season of their top prospects, assigning them to the minors to start the year. And while catcher Francisco Alvarez was only called up recently due to an injury to starter Omar Narvaez, Bretty Baty has now simply
forced his way up to The Show.

As noted by MLB Insider Jon Heyman, he's simply been "too good to ignore" for the Mets any longer. Or as the back page of the New York Post put it, the Mets have "come to their senses."

All Baty has done in Triple-A this year is bat .400 with a .500 on-base, an .886 slugging and a 1.386 OPS. He has 5 HR (including TWO grand slams) and 15 RBI in just NINE GAMES. Oh, and don't forget the two stolen bases. 

Sure, the play-by-play call could have been a bit more hype, but the hype surrounding Baty has gone through the roof. 

In fact, as Heyman notes, Mets' third baseman Eduardo Escobar, who Baty will be replacing in the lineup, was the first to endorse his call-up. One scout said, "He can hit the ball as hard as anyone in the Mets’ organization or majors … and he has power to all fields.”

Baty will make his debut for the Mets this season later tonight when they face the Los Angeles Dodgers in L.A. 

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