Mets Arizona Fall League prospect roundup: Brett Baty cooling down after strong start

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Brett Baty during Mets BP
Brett Baty during Mets BP

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 was named Player of the Week in the Arizona Fall League, after a strong first week of games. The 21-year-old had a bit of a cold-stretch the past couple of games, after going 1-for-4 with and RBI in a win on Oct. 18, he's gone 0-for-12 with eight strikeouts, three walks, and three runs scored over three games. Baty is now batting .267 with a .854 OPS, and is tied for sixth in the league with eight hits in eight games.

2B/OF Carlos Cortes

The 10th-ranked prospect in the Mets system by MLB Pipeline, the versatile Cortes has seen action in LF and as a DH. He's currently hitting .313 with an .866 OPS. Cortes best game this past week came on Oct. 19 when he went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a walk.

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 went 1-for-3 with a walk on Oct. 20, and is batting .273 with a .748 OPS.

INF Wilmer Reyes

A 23-year-old who played 35 games with High-A Brooklyn last season, Reyes has been seeing time at second base and shortstop for the Rafters. He went 1-for-1 as a pinch hitter on Oct. 21, driving in two runs with two outs. He's batting .300 with a .932 OPS.

RHP Colin Holderman

A ninth-round-pick of the Mets in 2016, Holderman came in for relief on Oct. 21 and allowed four earned runs on four hits with a strikeout and a walk in 0.2 IP. He earned the save in a 7-6 win on Oct. 18, striking out one and walking one in an inning of work.

RHP Garrison Bryant

A 36th-rounder in 2016, Bryant pitched one game with Brooklyn last season. The 22-year-old started on Oct. 20 against the Surprise Saguaros, allowing no runs on just one hit with three strikeouts and a walk over 3.0 IP.

RHP Brian Metoyer

The 24-year-old right-hander threw twice this week, allowing one earned run on one hit with two walks and two strikeouts on Oct. 20 over one inning. He then came in for relief on Oct. 22, allowing three earned runs on a home run with four walks over 0.2 IP.

RHP Connor Grey

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. The 27-year-old righty earned the loss on Oct. 20, allowing one earned run on three hits with three strikeouts and two walks in 3.0 innings of relief.