Top Mets Prospects in Line for MLB Debut Following Luis Guillorme Injury

A pair of top New York Mets prospects are in line for their MLB debuts following Luis Guillorme's injury.
A pair of top New York Mets prospects are in line for their MLB debuts following Luis Guillorme's injury. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The New York Mets are rolling, even despite some minor injury troubles in the infield over the weekend. New York is 11-3 in the month of August and has built their NL East lead over the Atlanta Braves to 5.5 games.

Luis Guillorme is the latest infielder to go down. The 27-year-old utility infielder exited Sunday's win with an apparent leg injury. He's due for an MRI results to reveal the full extent of the image. Fortunately, this presents the ball club with an exciting opportunity for two of its top prospects.

Luis Guillorme Injury

Mets insider Mike Puma reported the club hasn't "ruled out the possibility of promoting Brett Baty," dependent on Guillorme's MRI. He also indicated Mark Vientos is "in the discussion" for a potential promotion following this ailment.

Mets Top Prospects

Baty and Vientos rank second and fifth, respectively, according to's ranking of top Mets' prospects. Both are 22 years old and play third base primarily, although Baty has experience in left field while Vientos has split action between both third and first base at Triple-A Syracuse this season.

Vientos holds a longer track record at Triple-A. He's spent the entirety of his 2022 campaign with Syracuse, slashing .274/.354/.517 with 19 home runs and 56 RBIs. This includes 40 starts at the hot corner, and 27 at first base.

Baty, on the other hand, was recently called up to the Syracuse level. He's played only six games with an impressive .364 batting average, suiting up for four of those games at third base and two in left field. This is on the heels of an impressive .312/.406/.544 slash line in 89 games at Double-A.

Guillorme's injury happened just a few days after Eduardo Escobar exited with an oblique injury. He's considered day-to-day.

Either way, Guillorme's absence could open up an important opportunity for one of the Mets' best young prospects, and that's added excitement in the club's pennant race. For now, the Mets hold +450 odds to win the 2022 World Series on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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