Mets: 3 prospects New York would have to sell in any Juan Soto trade

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DENVER, CO – JULY 11: Brett Baty #25 of the National League Futures Team bats against the American League Futures Team at Coors Field on July 11, 2021 in Denver, Colorado.(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

The New York Mets are an unlikely destination for Juan Soto since the Nationals are unlikely to trade him in the division but they do have the financial ability to keep him and the prospects to trade for him.

The New York Mets are one of the best teams in the National League but, like all teams, they still have some areas where they need to make some upgrades before the MLB Trade Deadline.

Juan Soto is available for the right trade package, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, after he turned down a 15-year deal worth $440 million, which would’ve made him the highest-paid player in all of baseball. Therefore, the Nationals could look to trade him as soon as this trade deadline.

If they got Soto before the trade deadline, the Mets would have him for the rest of this season and at least two more seasons until he becomes a free agent.

The Nationals are unlikely to trade him to the Mets for that very reason but if they did, they would have to get a massive haul in return.

Juan Soto trade rumors: The Mets would have to trade 3B/OF Brett Baty

Brett Baty is not the Mets’ top prospect but he is their No. 2 prospect and the No. 20 overall prospect in the sport, according to MLB.com.

Baty, 22, is currently in Double-A Binghamton and he is hitting .283/.377/.471 with 12 home runs, 31 RBI, and 16 doubles in 73 games. He has primarily played third base (56 games) but he also has played seven games in left field.

Hitting at that rate in Double-A likely means that he could be in Triple-A by the end of the year so if he was traded to the Nationals, he could be in the majors next year or (much less likely) this year.

His best tools are his hit and power tools but his throwing arm is above average (which is part of the reason why he has played the outfield some) and his fielding is average as well.

Either way, Baty would be the bat that the Nationals would want to build around in the near future.

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