Mets Prospect Roundup: Francisco Alvarez struggling after hot start, Brett Baty blasts third HR of season

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Francisco Alvarez Brett Baty Ronny Mauricio treated art 2022
Francisco Alvarez Brett Baty Ronny Mauricio treated art 2022

While the Mets currently own the best record in the National League, their farm system has also been hard at work as the minor league season is in full swing.

In case you’ve been too focused on the big league club (and with good reason), here’s a snapshot of how the Mets’ top prospects have been performing in 2022…

Triple-A Syracuse

3B/1B/OF Mark Vientos

Vientos -- New York's No. 4 prospect -- clubbed three home runs in two games this past Wednesday (two) and Thursday (one), jumping his season total from one to five in a four-game span. He is slashing .212/.334/.469 with 15 RBI in 26 games.

Double-A Binghamton

C Francisco Alvarez

May has been a struggle for the Mets' No. 1 prospect, who is slashing .184/.304/.237 with zero home runs and two RBI in 10 games this month. Alvarez did go 2-for-4 with a double and one run scored Friday, though, so perhaps the 20-year-old slugger gets back on track. In April, Alvarez got off to a hot start, opening the season by slashing .255/.344/.582 with four home runs and 13 RBI.

3B/OF Brett Baty

Baty -- behind only Alvarez among the Mets' top prospects in the organization, at No. 2 -- blasted a two-run home run, his third of the season, Friday. Between April and May, he is slashing .290/.372/.477 with 10 RBI in 29 games.

SS Ronny Mauricio

Another top prospect for the Mets at No. 3 in the organization, Mauricio is slashing .271/.310/.467 with four home runs and 14 RBI in 26 games. He got his month back on track this past week with a 5-for-9 stretch -- including one homer and two RBI -- Tuesday and Wednesday, but the 21-year-old's 0-for-4 Thursday was a reminder of the work in progress.

Low-A St. Lucie

RHP Calvin Ziegler

Two starts into this month, Ziegler's time with St. Lucie has opened eyes. He followed his solid debut from May 6 with an even better outing the next time on the hill, delivering a 5.2-inning two-hitter this past Thursday. He surrendered two runs (one earned) and struck out nine batters to one walk.

Since the calendar flipped to May, the 19-year-old RHP has pitched to a 2.79 ERA with a 1.03 WHIP. For the season, Ziegler -- the Mets' No. 11 prospect and fourth-ranked arm on the farm -- has a 2.96 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in 24.1 IP.