As the Food continue their search for a new head of baseball operations, their third global perspective Ronny mauricio put on a show of power during his first at bat in the Dominican Winter League.
The 20-year-old shortstop slammed a two-run homerun in his first stint of the winter for the Tigres del Licey of the Dominican Professional Baseball League (LIDOM).
Mauricio has the ability to be a five-tool player, and his raw athleticism and power makes Mets fans think about what might be in regards to their potential shortstop of the future.
A native of the Dominican Republic, the shortstop played 100 games with the High-A Brooklyn Cyclones last season and also appeared in eight games with the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies, combining to shrink 0.248 / 0.296 / 0.449 . with 20 home runs, 64 RBIs and 58 RBIs scored.
Mauricio was named to the High-A East All-Star squad last season, as Cyclones bench coach Mariano Duncan praised the youngster.
“In the 38 years that I’ve been in baseball,” Duncan said in an episode of SNY’s Mets Prospective, “I have never seen someone with so much talent in this position other than Ronny Mauricio.”
MLB Pipeline has Mauricio’s ETA for majors set for 2022, so it will be very interesting to see if and how it fits into the Mets’ plans for 2022 and beyond.