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Top 25 Mets Prospects for 2024: Stanley Consuegra (20)

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Name: Stanley Consuegra

Position: OF

Born: 9/24/2000

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 200 lbs.

Bats/Throws: R/R

Acquired: IFA, July 2, 2017 (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)

2023 Stats: 93 G, 358 AB, .232/.294/.489, 83 H, 15 2B, 4 3B, 23 HR, 29 BB, 109 K, 6/8 SB, .262 BABIP (High-A)

Signed out of the Dominican Republic for $500,000, Stanly Consuegra was one of the better quick-twitch athletes in the 2017-2018 international free agent class. He began the 2018 season in the Dominican Summer League but impressed enough organizational evaluators to promoted him to the GCL Mets after only a few weeks. While Consuegra didn’t exactly dominate in his stateside debut in, he held his own as a 17-year-old, hitting .217/.297/.344 with 2 homers, 4 steals, 17 walks, and 41 strikeouts.

He entered the 2019 season with a knee injury and eventually had surgery on his ACL, ending his season before he was able to play in a single game. After missing all of 2019, he missed all of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The outfielder finally got back on the field in June 2021, when the FCL Mets season began, but he broke his hand after just three games. He missed all of July and most of August, finally finding himself back in the FCL Mets lineup in late August. All in all, the 20-year-old appeared in 20 games and hit .270/.325/.500 with 2 home runs, 3 stolen bases, and 4 walks to 21 strikeouts.

He was promoted to St. Lucie to start the 2022 and did not look like someone who had missed so much developmental time, hitting .251/.324/.431 in 66 games with 8 home runs, 8 stolen bases in 16 attempts, and 26 walks to 77 strikeouts. He was promoted to Brooklyn at the beginning of July and remained there for the rest of the summer, hitting .239/.309/.381 with 5 home runs, 4 stolen bases, and 18 walks to 62 strikeouts, giving him a 2022 season total of .245/.317/.408 in 122 games with 13 home runs, 12 stolen bases in 22 attempts, and 44 walks to 139 strikeouts. Outside of a rehab assignment in June due to an injury, he remained in Brooklyn for the entire 2023 season, appearing in 93 total games. The outfielder hit .232/.294/.489 with 23 home runs and 6 stolen bases. Not only were his 23 home runs tied for second most in the South Atlantic League, but they also set a Brooklyn Cyclones single-season home run record, beating Fransisco Alvarez’ record of 22 set in 2021.

Originally listed at 6’2”, 170-pounds at his signing, Consuegra is now roughly 6’2”, 205-pounds. Consuegra stands open at the plate, holding his hands high and angling his bat behind his head at 2:00. He swings without much of a load or weight transfer, instead closing up his front leg and generating torque with his lower half. When he signed, he demonstrated loud line drive power and was expected to add additional in-game power and that has occurred and then some. He regularly posts exit velocities over 100 MPH and his name is consistently among system leaders. In July 2022, he hit a home run that was estimated to have travelled over 500 feet due to the fact that it easily cleared the left field wall and almost hit the Thunderbolt, the rollercoaster in the lot adjacent to Maimonides Park.

His swing can get very long, evidenced by his 109 strikeouts and 27.7% strikeout rate in 2023, but he does have excellent bat speed and strong wrists, and this allows him to make a lot of contact than his swing looks like it should. He struggled the most against breaking balls, but given the amount of missed developmental time in the last few years, this is not surprising. Key to Consuegra’s development will be the improvement of his eye at the plate and his ability to recognize spin, adjust to it, and put breaking balls in the air rather than hammer them into the ground.

Like many young Dominicans, Consuegra originally trained as a shortstop and was initially billed as being one when he first signed but has since transitioned to playing the outfield and has not played a single inning in the infield as a professional. Consuegra does not have afterburners, but once he gets going, he covers a lot of ground. Coupled with his strong throwing arm, which can reach 95 MPH or more, he has all the qualities a prototypical right fielder, with the ability to play center field in a pinch.