Mets Arizona Fall League prospect roundup: Brett Baty off to red-hot start

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Mets prospect Brett Baty holding ball, smiling while playing for Brooklyn Cyclones
Mets prospect Brett Baty holding ball, smiling while playing for Brooklyn Cyclones

The MLB postseason is in full swing and the hot stove has begun to heat up, but many of the game’s top prospects are getting valuable playing experience in the Arizona Fall League, which began its schedule on Oct. 13.

The Mets have eight prospects suiting up for the Salt River Rafters of the AFL, headlined by the team’s No. 2 overall prospect Brett Baty.

Here’s a look at how the Mets have faired to this point in AFL play …

3B/OF Brett Baty

Baty has gotten off his AFL campaign off to a red-hot start, starting with five straight hits, including a 2-for-4 showing on Thursday following his 3-for-3 day in the opener. The Mets’ first-round pick in 2019 is currently hitting .714 with a 1.657 OPS through two games.

2B/OF Carlos Cortes

The 10th-ranked prospect in the Mets system by MLB Pipeline, the versatile Cortes started for the Rafters in their opener on Wednesday, playing left field and batting leadoff. He went 3-for-4 with a triple, a walk and a run scored.

C Hayden Senger

The 24-year-old right-handed hitting catcher is currently ranked as the Mets’ 21st overall prospect and the second highest ranked catcher, behind only No. 1 overall prospect Francisco Alvarez. Senger started the AFL opener on Wednesday, going 0-for-2 with a strikeout in six innings behind the dish.

INF Wilmer Reyes

A 23-year-old who played 35 games with High-A Brooklyn last season, Reyes started at second base on Wednesday, going 0-for-4 with a strikeout and two men left on base.

RHP Colin Holderman

A ninth-round-pick of the Mets in 2016, Holderman pitched a scoreless inning out of the bullpen on Wednesday, allowing one hit with one strikeout.

RHP Garrison Bryant

The 22-year-old has not yet appeared for the Rafters. A 36th-rounder in 2016, Bryant pitched one game with Brooklyn last season.

RHP Brian Metoyer

The 24-year-old right-hander allowed one earned run on two hits in an inning of work on Wednesday. He struck out one and walked one.

RHP Connor Grey

A 27-year-old right-hander, Grey has not yet appeared in the Rafters’ two games. Last season, he pitched in seven games with five starts for the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies, compiling a 4.55 ERA in 31.2 innings.