On July 11th, a bevy of future MLB stars will come together to play in the Futures Game — and two of those players will be Brooklyn Cyclones.
Today, the Cyclones announced that both catcher Francisco Álvarez and third baseman Brett Baty will be apart of the game, and the duo is nothing but deserving. Our number three and four prospects here at Amazin’ Avenue, respectively, Álvarez and Baty have done nothing but improve their stock in 2021 and get Mets fans excited about their futures.
Álvarez, who started the year with Single-A St. Lucie, hit a ridiculous .417/.567/.646 (224 wRC+) in 15 games there before quickly getting promoted to High-A Brooklyn. While he did not continue that pace, he certainly has impressed with the Cyclones, hitting .267/.379/.570 (155 wRC+) at only 19 years old, making him the youngest player in the league — and making his season all that more impressive.
Baty, the Mets first round pick in the 2019 draft, has really hit his stride in 2021. After a 2019 where he hit a solid .234/.368/.452 across Rookie ball and Low-A, he came out of the gates on fire this year for the Cyclones. The 21 year old has hit a scorching .318/.417/.534 (162 wRC+) in 42 games, making the duo one of the more fearsome offensive players across all of High-A, and also solidified their status as two of the best prospects in a rather beleaguered Mets minor league system.