Just over a week has passed since the New York Mets informed their No. 2 prospect Brett Baty that he will start the season at Triple-A Syracuse despite a strong spring.
On Saturday, Baty turned in one of his best games at the professional level. The 23-year-old infielder went 4-for-5 at the plate with a pair of home runs, including a grand slam, five RBIs, a walk, and a stolen base. Baty also made a tremendous defensive play on a line drive.
His first homer of the game came in the first inning when he drilled a solo shot off Worcester’s Brandon Walter.
Immediately after putting Syracuse up 1-0, Baty made a diving catch at third base.
Baty’s grand slam came in the sixth off Worcester’s Cam Booser as part of a six-run inning.
If Baty continues to put up monster numbers like these, it won’t take long for him to get called back up to the big-league level.
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