New York Mets prospect Brett Baty homered in his first MLB at-bat, and his family was there to see it in-person in Atlanta.
There is a lot of prospect talk out of New York. After much speculation, it was confirmed that the New York Mets would be calling up second-overall prospect Brett Baty and that he would start at third base on Aug. 17 for their game against the Atlanta Braves. Baty made an immediate impact by mashing a two-run homer in his first career at-bat with the Mets.
While Mets fans were ecstatic about one of the team’s promising young stars hitting a home run, there was no one happier than his family, who were in attendance at Truist Park.
Brett Baty’s family reacts to his first home run with Mets
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When starting third baseman Luis Guillorme suffered a groin injury, fans were hoping that the team would call up Baty, who has played very well in Double- and Triple-A this season. The move was not immediate, but it was made official on Wednesday, with the team placing infielder Eduardo Escobar on the injured list.
Baty stepped up to the plate with outfielder Mark Canha on base following a double. On the second pitch thrown by Jake Odorizzi, Baty made his first swing count, as the ball flew over the right field wall to extend the Mets’ lead to 4-0.
This was the first of what Mets fans hope is many home runs with the team. There is no better way to record your first career hit. Not only was it a home run, but it was in front of his family. What a great moment for the Baty family.