Former Binghamton Rumble Ponies star is called up to the majors

Binghamton Rumble Ponies fans will see a familiar face with the New York Mets starting this week.

Mets top prospect Brett Baty has been called up to the big league roster following a groin injury to infielder Luis Guillorme and a strain, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. side for Eduardo Escobar.

Baty, named Eastern League Player of the Month in July, was only recently called up to triple-A Syracuse before injury emergencies led to his call-up to the big leagues. For the Rumble Ponies this season, the 22-year-old was slashing .312/.406/.544 for an OPS of .950. He is currently ranked as the second Mets prospect behind another recent Rumble Ponies departure, wide receiver Francisco Alvarez.

Baty only played six games with the Syracuse Mets and at 22, it’s way too early to expect him to stay in the big leagues. At this point in his development, it’s likely the Mets will use him as an emergency backup until either Escobar or Guillorme are able to get back on the roster. That’s not to say Baty isn’t already capable of playing at the highest level, but the Mets don’t need to rush his development when they currently have the second-best record in Major League Baseball. It’s the same reason Alvarez has yet to be called up to address a lack of offense distinct from the receiver position on the Mets.

Of course, Rumble Ponies fans shouldn’t expect to see Baty back at Mirabito Stadium anytime soon. Even after his likely brief stint with the big-league club, he’ll return to triple-A Syracuse barring any other on-field injuries on the Mets’ roster.

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