• Full name Brett Austin Baty
  • Born 11/13/1999 in Round Rock, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Lake Travis
  • Debut 08/17/2022
  • Drafted in the 1st round (12th overall) by the New York Mets in 2019 (signed for $3,900,000).
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    One of the best pure hitters in the draft class, Baty brings 70-grade raw power to the table with impressive strength and plus bat speed. He also has an advanced approach at the plate and a feel for putting the barrel on the ball. In every batting practice Baty takes, his power stands out. The ease with which he’s able to send the ball out of the park, both to the pull side and to the opposite field, rivals nearly any player in the 2019 draft. A big, 6-foot-3, 218-pound third baseman, Baty has improved his body composition over the past few years, turning some of his baby fat into muscle, which has helped improve his game both offensively and defensively. Originally, most scouts believed that Baty was destined for a transition to first base in pro ball because of his below-average footwork, suspect hands and a plus throwing arm that had strength but was erratic with a slow exchange. He’s improved across the board defensively this spring, now giving himself a chance to stick at third base, but winding up at first base may still be the most likely outcome. He’s hit anything and everything thrown at him in a competitive area of Texas, but the biggest knock on Baty’s profile is his age. He’ll be just six months away from his 20th birthday at the time of the draft, and he is one of the oldest high school players in the class. Many teams operate with draft models that significantly penalize hitters for that, although at some point it’s hard to ignore Baty’s potential as a middle-of-the-order hitter—no matter his age or position. Baty is committed to Texas, but he is unlikely to make it to campus and could be drafted early on Day 1 of the draft.

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  • Rated Best Strike-Zone Discipline in the New York Mets in 2020
  • Rated Best Power Hitter in the New York Mets in 2020

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Career Transactions

  • New York Mets optioned 3B Brett Baty to Syracuse Mets.
  • New York Mets optioned 3B Brett Baty to Syracuse Mets.
  • New York Mets recalled 3B Brett Baty from Syracuse Mets.
  • New York Mets optioned 3B Brett Baty and to Syracuse Mets.

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