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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Mets to call up No. 1 prospect in baseball

Ahead of their pivotal series against the Braves, the Mets are expected to add a bat they hope will be a big part of their future. The club is set to call up baseball’s No. 1 overall prospect, Francisco Álvarez, a source told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand. The team has not confirmed the move.

Álvarez was tearing it up at Double-A Binghamton with 18 homers in 67 games before getting the call to Triple-A, where he was starting to get comfortable before suffering a right ankle injury. But the Mets saw enough when he returned from the injury to give him a shot with a week to go in the season and in the middle of a pennant race with no margin for error.

The 20-year-old catcher could see time as the designated hitter, where the Mets have relied on Darin Ruf against left-handed pitching.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 29, 2022 at 10:49 PM | 21 comment(s)
  Beats: francisco alvarez, mets

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Mets top prospect Francisco Alvarez ankle injury 

On a prospect podcast (sorry, either Keith Law or MLB Pipeline) someone said that Alvarez’s defense was simply not ready for the majors BUT his bat was ready. This is despite his numbers in AAA. 

I guess we’ll have to wait until next year to see him on the Mets.

Francisco Álvarez, ranked by MLB Pipeline as the top prospect in baseball, is in jeopardy of missing significant time due to a right ankle injury, according to a source briefed on the situation. A second source acknowledged the injury but called the idea of Álvarez missing the rest of the season “premature.” He will undergo testing in New York in the coming days to determine next steps.

jimfurtado Posted: August 28, 2022 at 09:19 AM | 38 comment(s)
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