Top Breakout Player For May: New York Mets

As we bid adieu to the season's first month and get set to enter May, several players around baseball have been off to tremendous starts, but some... not so much. 

Let's take a look at players around MLB who are set for a breakout in the month of May. And we'll begin with one of the game's top prospects, who's finally getting ready for take-off in Queens.

Brett Baty, New York Mets

Here we go. The Mets' No. 2 prospect, and No. 19 in all of baseball, Brett Baty finally got his recall from the minors just over a week ago, and manager Buck Showalter began by easing him into the lineup slowly. Baty only got the start in two of his first four games, and was only 2-for-13 after his 3rd game. 

But since then, in six games, he's hitting .471, including a three-hit game Thursday night, and his first longball of the season.

The rest of baseball should be on alert. The impressive rookie is only getting started, and he says he's getting more comfortable by the day.

"I think I've only played 8 games since I've been back up here, and it feels like I've been up here for a month," said Baty after Thursday night's three-hit display. "I'm just getting a little bit more comfortable and the guys have been great. I feel good right now"

Overall, he's now batting .333 with an .861 OPS in 10 games. 

The Brett Baty Era in Queens appears ready to rock in the month of May.

Another potential breakout player for the month resides just northwest, in the Bronx. 

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