Brett Baty Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/13/1999 (24)
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New York Mets rookies Ronny Mauricio and Brett Baty finished last year as the team's primary options at third base, and the new Mets regime is taking the approach that both players are in the mix for the position again in 2024. However, president of baseball operations David Stearns is challenging both Mauricio and Baty to improve defensively. Baty became the starting third baseman three weeks into the season but was sent to Triple-A Syracuse in August after struggling offensively and defensively. Mauricio moved from shortstop to second base to left field at Syracuse before debuting with the Mets in September. He played five games at the hot corner in the big leagues. The 22-year-old will see more time at third in the Dominican Winter League. Mauricio has more versatility and is the superior offensive player in the long term for the Mets.
New York Mets rookie third baseman Brett Baty (groin) is back at third base and is hitting seventh on Wednesday against the Miami Marlins and right-hander Eury Perez. Baty's return moves infield prospect Ronny Mauricio over to second base and the six-hole. Jeff McNeil is starting in left field and batting fifth. Baty returns to the Mets' lineup after missing almost a full week with a mild left-groin strain. The 23-year-old left-handed hitter has really struggled in his first full season at the major-league level in 2023, slashing .212/.282/.314 with seven home runs, 11 doubles, 29 RBI and 35 runs in 97 games played. Since returning on Sept. 1 when rosters expanded, Baty has just six hits in 34 at-bats (.177) with no homers, two RBI and 12 strikeouts in 11 games (10 starts).
New York Mets rookie third baseman Brett Baty (groin) left Wednesday's game early against the Arizona Diamondbacks with left-groin soreness, according to the team. Baty didn't record a hit in his previous five games, but he managed to go 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a walk on Wednesday before being pulled due to his injury. If Baty needs to miss time due to his injury, The Athletic's Will Sammon thinks it will be interesting to see if rookie shortstop Ronny Mauricio would get a look at the hot corner the rest of the way. The 23-year-old Baty will undergo tests on Thursday that will give us a better idea of whether he'll be able to play again in 2023. Baty has had a tough year and was optioned to the minors for a while. He came into Wednesday's game with a .207 average with seven home runs, 29 RBI and 33 runs scored at the big-league level in 96 games this year.
Having seen Brett Baty live around 8-10 times now, there's no doubt in my mind that he's going to be a solid Major League bat. In 237 career minor league games, Baty slashed .289/.390/.493 with 60 doubles and 38 home runs including a .315/.410/.533 line in 95 games last season before his promotion to the New York Mets. Baty has displayed an average to slightly above-average hit tool with the ability to draw walks above 10% of the time. While he's had some swing-and-miss issues at times, he's mostly kept the strikeout rate in check at around the 23-25% range. There's above-average power here as well that should lead to plenty of seasons above 20 home runs and maybe even flirt with 30. The real question is when do we see Baty this season? The Mets still have Eduardo Escobar in the mix at the hot corner and a crowded outfield. Granted, Escobar and Mark Canha (projected LF) aren't surefire locks to hold their respective starting gigs all season so we could see Baty at one or both of those spots if he begins the season hitting well in Triple-A.