New York Mets rumors: Mark Vientos, third baseman
Mark Vientos is unbelievable raw power. We’re talking about the type of player that could put up 30-plus home runs every year. He’s also he type of player that could strikeout 200-plus times in a season.
Vientos plays third base, kind of. Honestly, he’s little more than a bat and doesn’t necessarily fit anywhere defensively. With Pete Alonso holding down the fort at first base and Brett Baty looking to become New York’s everyday third baseman in the not-too-distant future, Vientos is most likely ticketed to be a DH at the big league level.
Vientos’ numbers so far this season at Triple-A Syracuse are unremarkable to say the least. A 34.4% strikeout-rate and a wRC+ of just 51 isn’t going to get him a promotion to the majors anytime soon.
Mark Vientos, however, just like Ronny Mauricio, might offer more value to the New York Mets in a trade than he ever would on the field. Small market teams are always on the lookout for a young prospect like Vientos. He could be part of trade package that could bolster New York’s World Series contending roster in 2022.