Ronny Mauricio: Mets Infielder (2023)

Ronny Mauricio was born April 4th, 2001, in the Dominican Republic. The six foot three infielder was signed by the New York Mets as an international free agent in 2017.

He began his career with the Gulf Coast & Kingsport Mets. In 2021 he was with the A ball Brooklyn Cyclones getting promoted to AA Binghamton where he hit 20 HRs with 60 RBIs in 108 games. 

He showed good athletic abilities in the Mets farm system, his name was being talked about as a possible future Mets star infielder. In 2022 he hit 26 HRs with 89 RBIs in a full season at Binghamton. 

In 2023 he was promoted to AAA Syracuse, where he hit .292 with 23 HRs 30 doubles & 71 RBIs while stealing 24 bases in 116 games before getting the big league call up. Mauricio showed power as well as speed but also has trouble hitting breaking balls & needs to be more patient at the plate.

MLB Debut: On September 1st, 2023, Mauricio made his MLB debut & doubled off the Mariners Logan Gilbert in his first career at bat. Stat cast rated it the hardest hit ball by a Mets player in two years. Mauricio collected two hits in the Mets 2-1 win over Seattle. Mauricio collected two more hits the next night as well & had himself a five-game hit streak to start his career. On September 5th, he drove in his first career run with a single off The National's Amos Willingham in an 11-5 Mets win.

First Career HR: On September 12th, Mauricio hit his first career HR, a two-run shot off the Diamondbacks Ryne Nelson in a 7-4 Mets win at Citi Field. On September 24th, he hit his second HR, a two-run shot coming off the Phillies Christopher Sanchez in a Mets loss.

In 26 games, Mauricio hit .248 with two HRs, four doubles, 9 RBIs & 11 runs scored. He played 21 games at second base, five at third base & two at short.

Injury: The Mets asked him not to play in the Dominican Winter League, but he was broke, after having blown all his money & needed the pay. He went on to tear his ACL & will miss most of, if not all of the 2024 season.

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