SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Syracuse Mets lost to the Buffalo Bisons on Tuesday night at NBT Bank Stadium. While it was a close 4-3 finish, the loss was not the biggest storyline.
The second-best prospect in the New York Mets organization, Brett Baty, played his first game in Triple-A, the highest level before Major League Baseball. Baty is in the top-20 prospects in all of Major League Baseball and many looked for him to put on a show upon his arrival.
Syracuse Mets manager Kevin Bowles and the team are happy he is on the roster.
“They know who Brett is, obviously,” Bowles said. “They have played with him and he is a good teammate. We are excited to have him in the clubhouse.”
It takes time for a player to grow accustomed to the next level in the minor league system. Although Baty’s first outing in Syracuse was not great, Bowles knows his talent will show soon enough.
“I thought he played pretty well at third base tonight,” Bowles said. “We’re just waiting for him to get his feet wet but tonight was a good sign and he is very impressive.”
Being a first-round draft pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, the stakes are high for Baty to perform. Many fans are eager to see him make it to the big-league organization, but it will certainly take some time.
The 18th best prospect in Major League Baseball will have another chance to play Wednesday night at the ballpark at 6:35 p.m. when the Syracuse Mets take on Buffalo for the second time in this week’s six game series.