Mets top prospect Francisco Alvarez promoted to High-A Brooklyn: reports

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Mets prospect Francisco Alvarez sunglasses on, looking slightly to side at 2021 spring training
Mets prospect Francisco Alvarez sunglasses on, looking slightly to side at 2021 spring training

The Francisco Alvarez train is coming through to Coney Island.

SNY contributor Joe DeMayo and Metsmerized's Mike Mayer both are reporting that the 19-year-old catcher will be promoted to the High-A Brooklyn Cyclones.

The move should come as no surprise, as Alvarez had been mashing at Low-A St. Lucie. The catcher owned a .417 batting average (20-for-48) with a 1.218 OPS in 15 games.

Alvarez started the year at St. Lucie despite not having a minor league season in 2020 and only playing with Kingsport and the Gulf Coast League Mets in 2019.

SNY has Alvarez ranked as the organization's top prospect, and MLB Pipeline ranks him the 38th best prospect in all of baseball.

Alvarez now joins fellow top prospects Brett Baty and Ronny Mauricio with the Cyclones.

You can learn more about Alvarez in the first episode of Mets Prospective, presented by Verizon and featuring DeMayo and SNY contributor Jacob Resnick. They spoke with Jeremy Barnes, the point person for all the Mets' minor league operations, about what makes Alvarez so special in all facets of his game.