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Andy Martino of SNY reports the Mets aren't willing to make top prospects Francisco Alvarez or Brett Baty available for trade this summer.
Martino adds that the Mets don't want to trade any of their top-10 prospects for a midseason upgrade, which is how most MLB teams operate these days. Alvarez and Baty, in particular, are enjoying fantastic minor league campaigns. Pitching reinforcements as well as a star third baseman (Josh Donaldson, Kris Bryant) are two areas where the Mets might be seeking an upgrade come deadline day.
Francisco Alvarez went 1-for-2 with a homer, a walk, and two runs scored in Friday's game for High-A Brooklyn.
Alvarez was recently promoted to High-A but has struggled a bit in eight games, hitting .192 with two homers. He was absolutely tearing the cover off the ball in 15 games for Low-A St. Lucie, so he has earned a bit of a leash following the promotion. Alvarez is just 19 years old and already considered one of the best catching prospects in baseball.
The Mets promoted top prospect C Francisco Alvarez to High-A Brooklyn.
Alvarez got off to an electrifying start in Low-A, batting .417/.567/.646 with a ridiculous 15:7 BB:K ratio. He's still just 19 years old, so his MLB debut is a ways away, but the young backstop needs to be rostered in every dynasty league right now. He could be a top-20 prospect once midseason rankings start coming out.