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Minor Leaguer / Major Consistency – Week 13

Ron Rigney shares his top prospects and where they stand in their progression towards the Big Leagues in 2023! Follow Ron on Twitter – @RonRigney

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Ronny Mauricio, SS – NYM

Mauricio is a big 6’3” switch-hitting prospect with 60 grade power who currently is the fourth ranked prospect in the Mets’ system and ranks 87th overall on the MLB Pipeline Top 100. His offensive profile has always been full of power with a bit of swing and miss with a K% that hovers in the mid 20’s. The biggest knock on his game is the low BB%, which is 4.3% for his career. In 2023, he’s shown he can hit a little more than just homers. Currently Mauricio is slashing .315/.362/.530 with 11 home runs, 41 RBI, and 11 stolen bases. These numbers have him knocking on the door to The Bigs.

What’s all the more intriguing is he’s seen some time in the OF this season. With Francisco Lindor being the guy at short for the Mets, Mauricio would either need to move positions or be traded. It looks like the former is finally happening. Scouts predicted Mauricio’s frame would cause him to move off short and eventually to the OF. While it’s not known where he will play upon getting the call, his bat is making it hard for the Mets to keep ignoring him. If he’s out there, he’s worth a stash, but it will be up to him to show he’s more than just an all-power guy at the Major League level. In dynasties he’s probably long gone, but he’s a guy worth stashing in redraft if you have the room.

Ron brings nearly 25 years of fantasy experience to BGFS. A veteran of mainly football and baseball, if there is a league format for it, he’s probably played it. Previously he has worked for sites such as Fantasy Alarm, Fantistics, Fantrax, and Dr. A native Hoosier, Ron currently resides in Southwest Florida with his wife, four children and Golden Retriever named Elwood. A teacher by trade, he enjoys fitness, collecting sports memorabilia, music and cheering on the Rays, Colts, The U, and the Pacers.

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