An organization hungry for prospects who are close to major league ready will be closely monitoring Mark Vientos’ progress this season.
The 21-year-old third baseman began the 2021 season at Double-A Binghamton. He spent 2019 at Low-A Columbia, where he hit .255/.300/.411 with 12 home runs and 62 RBIs as one of the youngest players in the South Atlantic League.
Vientos, who is 6-foot-4 and weighs 185 pounds, was a 2017 second-rounder from American Heritage High in Plantation, Fla.
“He has the makeup of an everyday third baseman with his power and his size,” Mets scout Tony DeFrancesco said. “He’s going to be challenged this year going to Double-A. That is going to be a nice challenge for the kid after not playing most of last year.”